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Miami Fourth of July

The Fourth of July in Miami is like everything else about this great city; it's extravagant and over the top. There are many places to celebrate the Fourth of July if you happen to be in the Miami area in the beginning of July. You can even make an entire day of it at the following locations.

Locals and tourists to Miami can start off the day at the 4th of July Parade in the beautiful village of Key Biscayne which is located south of South Beach and east of Miami's downtown area. Key Biscayne is connected to Miami's mainland through Rickenbacker Causeway. The parade features a wide variety of colorful and patriotically-decorated professional floats and traditional high school marching bands. There are also tons of unique performances, music, local bands, and other entertainment.

Miami Fourth of July

The festival, which is organized by the all-volunteer Fourth of July parade Committee, starts at 11 am and takes place all along Crandon Boulevard between Harbor Drive and West Enid. During the parade, awards are given to the best floats in the categories of "most patriotic", "most creative" and runner-up, most beautiful and Runner-up, best homemade and runner-up, and best overall entry. Get a spot near the main stage so you won't miss the action. Right after the end of the parade, visitors can take a break and enjoy some great food with the Kiwanis Picnic on the Village Green.

Another place to have a great picnic on the 4th of July is at the Barnacle Historic State Park which was built in 1891 and is located on 3485 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. This Pioneer-style house opens its doors to the public on America's birthday with many events and activities, especially for kids such as kite-making, knot-tying, and lawn games. Visitors also invited to bring their own lunch or buy food on-site and have a picnic. The event takes place from 11 am to 4 pm.

Miami Fourth of July

For great firework displays Miami-style, head over to South beach with a blanket, chairs and food and enjoy tons of music, free jazz and blues concerts, fun, and entertainment until the fireworks begin after sunset at 7:30 pm. The celebrations are take place on 8th Street and Ocean Drive. Note that traffic is diverted from Ocean Drive to create safer partying environment for everyone.
While all these are great ways to spend the 4th of July in Miami, the prime event that you don't want to miss is America's Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami on Biscayne Boulevard. There are many scheduled activities and events throughout the day. If you're coming here as a family, your kids will enjoy the many children's activities such as slides, face-painting, a carousel, in Kids' Zone which takes place between 3 pm and 7 pm. There is also great food, rides and entertainment for all ages. The day culminates with some of the biggest and most beautiful fireworks displays in South Florida, beginning at 9 pm. With all these events, visitors are encouraged to arrive as early as possible to avoid traffic and to claim a good spot

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