July 4th events in South Florida

Published On: Jul 03 2013 03:24:52 PM EDT

Fourth of July events in Broward County

Published On: Jul 03 2013 03:15:17 PM EDT

Star-Spangled Spectacular 4th of July Celebration on Hollywood Beach. This extravaganza will feature fireworks, children's fun, musical performances and, water games from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the oceanfront Charnow Park located at Garfield Street.
From 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Hollywood Beach Theatre at Johnson Street will feature live music performances by Fusion Dance Band and the Ruby Baker Band, followed by the offshore fireworks display.

The community will celebrate Independence Day at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with a spectacular fireworks display, gourmet Miami food trucks, entertainment and live bands from 6 - 10 p.m.
Ziplining and a rock climbing wall plus live music from the New Planets (Classic/Alternative Rock), Tom Jackson (Country), Higher Ground (80's/Classic Rock/Top40) and Lovechild.
Stilt-walkers, face painters, henna tattoo artists and fortune tellers. Performance of national anthem by Julia Dale, 12-year-old South Florida girl who sung at this year's NBA Championship.

The Independence Day Parade begins at 9 am at the corner of West Broward Boulevard and NW 46th Avenue in Plantation. The parade heads west to NW 69th Avenue, turning left on NW 4th Street, ending at City Hall with an awards ceremony. The parade route roads will be closed to traffic during the parade, starting at approximately 7 am and ending at 11 am.

Free children's carnival, concert & fireworks is held at the Plantation Central Park Ball Fields. The carnival begins at 5:30 pm. The concert begins at 7:30 pm and features Viva Classic Rock & Roll, a South Florida top 40's & Variety Show band. The fireworks follow at 9 pm featuring Zambelli Internationale.

"Let Freedom Ring" Parade and Family Fun Day. July 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. City Park, 6700 Sunset Strip, Sunrise 33313. Floats will wind their way west along Sunset Strip from NW 12th Street to City Park, where the fun continues with free food, rides and kids' entertainment. Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate.

The City of Deerfield Beach's 4th of July Celebration takes place on Thursday, July 4th at the Main Beach Parking Lot (149 SE 21st Ave). Come out and enjoy food, arts and crafts, the kid's zone and free entertainment from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the fireworks show beginning at 9 p.m.

Pompano Beach Fishing Pier to the Great Lawn
222 North Pompano Beach Boulevard 
All Day Beach Bash and Fireworks Extravaganza: watermelon eating contest, relay races, arts and crafts projects, airbrush and glitter tattoos, bounce houses, food, live entertainment.

Gulfstream Racing & Casino Park
901 So. Federal Hwy
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Live Horse Racing, FREE Giveaways (for Veterans, while supplies last), and a $500.00 Cash Drawing from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The City of Fort Lauderdale will host the 4th of July Spectacular on Thursday from 12:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Fort Lauderdale Beach at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. The Independence Day Celebration will feature a patriotic extravaganza with a kids zone, live music, and a dazzling fireworks display. Bounce houses, face painting, hula-hoop, Twister and limbo contests, beach games and water balloon toss, pie eating contest, first-ever 4th of July Diaper Derby.

July 4th Concert and Fireworks at the BB&T Center. Thursday, July 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. BB&T Center, One Panther Parkway, Sunrise 33323. Features children's rides and activities, along with an assortment of food and beverage vendors. South Florida band Making Faces will kick off the evening's live music lineup. After concert, there will be a fireworks display. Admission is free.

Join Coral Springs' annual Fourth of July celebration at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 at Mullins Park. Grand fireworks display set to begin promptly at 9 p.m. Food, refreshments and activities will be available for purchase prior to the fireworks display.

Celebrate the Fourth of July by attending the wonderful Independence Day Celebration hosted by the City of Pembroke Pines on Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 6 until 9 p.m. at the Pines Recreation Center Festival Grounds, 7400 Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines. Food Truck Roundups, FREE rides for children and in the children's area, The Final Countdown Band in Concert and a spectacular Fireworks Show at 9 p.m. 

FREE July 4th Celebration & Fireworks Show
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway                          
Music, Kidz Zone with inflatable rides, video & arcade game trailer and more.
Food, beverages & novelties available for purchase.

Fourth of July Fireworks Viewing Available at Vista View Park4001 S.W. 142nd Ave., Davie 33330 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fees: $1.50/person before 7:30 p.m., $2/person after 7:30 p.m.

Fourth of July events in Miami-Dade County

Published On: Jul 03 2013 03:24:12 PM EDT

Miami-Dade County parks celebrate the 4th of July with a free concert at Oak Grove Park, free fireworks at Black Point Marina and discounted admission at Zoo Miami. Oak Grove Park free "Tropical Nights" concert: 7 p.m. at 690 NE 159th Street, Miami; Black Point Marina free fireworks display: 9 p.m. at 24775 SW 87th Avenue, Miami; $5 Days Zoo Miami: July 4-7 from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at 12400 SW 152nd Street, Miami

Bayfront Park: Free kids' zone, food and beverages, pony rides, a petting zoo, a family contra dance, and one of the largest fireworks displays in South Florida! Park is open all day.
Fairytale Pony Rides & Petting Zoo: 11 a.m. -8 p.m.
Free Kids' Zone: 3 p.m. -7 p.m.
Miami Contradance w/ Live Music by Dirty Dollars: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Fireworks: 9 p.m.

Begin your Independence Day celebration with a good old-fashioned picnic at The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway in the heart of Coconut Grove. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the whole family can enjoy traditional board games, crafts, a scavenger hunt, and more. Learn to make and fly your own kite. Pack your own picnic lunch or purchase hot dogs, burgers and other treats from The Barnacle Society. Entry is $5 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6 to 12, and free for kids under six.

Ocean Drive Fireworks
"Fire on the Fourth": live performances from Fred Thomas, South Florida Symphony Orchestra Quartet and DJ Maximus3000 and a great view of the fireworks display, which starts at 9 p.m. 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. 8 Street & Ocean Drive Beach, Miami Beach.

Bianca at Delano
Enjoy an all-American Backyard barbecue at Bianca at the Delano hotel. Feast on ribs, seafood, White Truffle ice cream and other treats while the kids enjoy activities and the Joshua Stedman band performs. $75 per person.4 p.m. - 10 p.m. 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.

The Mondrian
Hang out by Mondrian's picturesque pool while enjoying barbecue snacks and festive drinks. Asia de Cuba offers a special, Independence Day menu of American favorites with a Latin twist. Open to the public, $50 minimum food and beverage consumption per person. Starting noon at Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Avenue, Miami Beach.

Shore Club
Get suited up for the One Nation Pool Party at the Shore Club complete with a selection of barbecue items, frozen drinks and beer along with beats by DJ Triarchy and RS^2. Open to the public, $20 cover charge. Noon at Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Juvia
Lincoln Road hotspot Juvia is offering two seatings on the Fourth of July. Get there at or before 7:30 p.m. and you can enjoy their menu which features an array of crudo, delectable entrees and craft cocktails along with a nice view of Miami Beach's fireworks display. Or reserve for 10 p.m. for post-fireworks dining. 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

IndepenDance Fireworks Cruise aboard The Musette Yacht
This special event not only gives you the opportunity to enjoy an open bar and music by a live DJ, your appetite will also be satisfied as a full dinner buffet will be provided on board. Festivities start at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $85 for one to $325 for entourage of four. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

The City of Miami will present the 9th Annual 4th of July Family Fest and Rib Cook-Off on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Charles Hadley Park, located at 1350 NW 50th Street from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

City of South Miami is celebrating the Fourth of July at Palmer Park 6100 SW 67 Avenue, South Miami, Florida.  Fireworks at 9 p.m.  Live entertainment, children's zone, food and beverages.

The City of Homestead's annual Fourth of July celebration, "Race to the 4th," will be hosted for its fourth year at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will feature family entertainment, live music, children's rides, food and drinks, games and a magnificent Independence Day fireworks display.

Miami Beach Celebrates Independence Day with "Coca-Cola Presents Fire on the Fourth Miami Beach." The festivities on Thursday begin at 7 p.m. and conclude with fireworks at 9 p.m. The Fire on the Fourth celebration on Ocean Drive includes a free live concert by Nicole Henry.

Spectacular City of Doral Independence Day celebration with a FREE concert and fireworks show at JC Bermudez Park, 3000 NW 87th Ave; Thursday, July 4, 2013 7 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.    

Join the City of Coral Gables, HBO Latin America, 396 Alhambra, and the Biltmore Hotel to Celebrate July 4th Fireworks. This year's celebration, free to the general public, will begin at 5 p.m. and will include a special concert by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band at 7 p.m., concessions, patriotic mascots, and the fireworks show will begin promptly at 9 p.m.

Spectacular fireworks display at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove.  This annual celebration features activities throughout the Grove during the day, including The Barnacle's Old-Fashioned Picnic from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., CocoWalk's 5th Annual Independence Day Hot Dog Eating Competition at 3:00 p.m., and The Taurus Turns 4 on the 4th BBQ bash beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Fireworks show at 9 p.m.

Fourth of July events in Monroe County

Published On: Jul 03 2013 03:24:52 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 04 2013 07:13:30 AM EDT

Key Largo Parade: Registrants will assemble at 9 a.m. in Anthony's Women's Apparel parking lot at mile marker 98. The parade kicks off promptly at 10 a.m. and travels northbound on U.S. 1 to Waldorf Plaza at mile marker 100. Theme of parade: "American Heroes"

Salute sweet Key Lime pie and the tiny fruit that inspired it with events ranging from a pie-eating contest to a wacky world record attempt at the inaugural Key Lime Festivalin Key West set for July 4-6.

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