1. Check out fireworks on Miami Beach.
Nothing screams South Florida like toes in the sand, drink in hand, and rainbow-hued explosives bursting above. Miami Beach is the quintessential spot for the Fourth of July, and this year is no exception.The fireworks take place at the North Beach Bandshellat 73rd Street and Collins Avenue at 9 p.m. Admission is free.
2. Hear live music in Miami Lakes.
If you reside farther north and don't want to fight horrific holiday traffic, make your way to the Miami Lakes concert and fireworks show. Take along blankets, chairs, and red, white, and blue snacks to share. The event takes place at Miami Lakes Picnic Park West at 15151 NW 82nd Ave. It starts at 5 p.m., and it's free.
3. Party in Bayfront Park.
Dubbed "America's Birthday Bash," this is a Miami-style soiree -- big, raucous, and anything but subtle. Bayfront Park will be transformed into a patriotic party pit featuring a Sam Adams beer garden, lawn games, a kids' zone, live tunes, photo ops, and all kinds of other stuff to entertain you till the fireworks blast off. The event takes place at Bayfront Park. The park is open all day, but events run from 2 to 9 p.m. Admission is free.
4. World Soccer Fest Watch Party.
You don't have to choose between World Cup Mania and Independence Day this Friday; you can combine the two at the Seminole Hard Rock. There will be World Cup games on an outdoor screen, along with food trucks, a DJ, and a halftime parade featuring samba dancers, drummers, capoeira performers, bikini flag models, and sexy soccer players. Plus fireworks. The event takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. It runs from 4 to 9 p.m., and it's free.
5. Patriotic parade on Key Biscayne.
The 55th annual installment of this cavalcade will feature patriotically themed professional floats, marching groups, and even a homemade float contest. The parade heads south on Crandon Boulevard from Harbor Drive to West Enid and begins at 11 a.m. It's free.
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