Fourth of July-Miami Style (and some Broward spots..)

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It's Monday, and I'm already thinking of the weekend!!! Thankfully this week is a short week (work wise) and will fly by. If you are looking for plans/ideas on how to celebrate this year's Independence Day, below are some activities going on around town...(even some posts on Broward locations if you want to "get away")
I'll continue to post through the week as I find out about the events!!
Have a happy and easygoing Monday :-)

4th of July Celebrations/Fireworks!

Viceroy Miami
Icon Brickell
485 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 503-4400

Celebrate 4th of July at Viceroy Miami's two acre pool deck overlooking Biscayne Bay with the best views of Miami's firework displays. From 12-5 enjoy a pool side BBQ with specialty drinks and delicious food.
Then, from 7-11pm enjoy a more adult atmosphere on the pool deck with a live DJ overlooking the fireplace area, a full bar and bottle service on the cabanas. To continue the party go upstairs to Club 50 for an amazing view of the fireworks from 50 floors above ground.
Admission is free, but stay at the Hotel for $175 a night and get two free drink tickets and 10% off bottle service on the 15th floor pool deck.
For more information or to RSVP call 305.503.4400


The Barnacle-Coconut Grove
Date: July 4, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Description: Enjoy the Fourth at an old-fashioned picnic on the grounds of this 19th century pioneer home site. Hosted by The Barnacle Society, this event features lawn games, kite-making, knot-tying demonstrations, and more! The house and grounds are decorated in traditional July 4th bunting, as when Commodore Munroe's family lived here. The public is invited to join the staff and volunteers by wearing a period costume. Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch and enjoy the day's celebration.

Fees: $5 - 12 years and older; $2 - age 6-12; under 6 - free
Contact: (305) 442-6866
Directions: The Barnacle is located in Coconut Grove (Miami) at 3485 Main Highway.

Miami Art Museum
July 4th, 2009-12pm

Miami Art Museum

101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130

Cool off and enjoy an alternative to your picnic at Miami Art Museum. MAM will be open on the Fourth of July and throughout the weekend. Exhibitions currently on view are NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith and Recent Acquisitions.
Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12 - 5pm.
Miami Art Museum is located at 101 West Flagler Street Miami, FL 33130.

City of Doral Independance Day Celebration

JC Bermudez Park

3000 NW 87th Ave
Doral, FL 33172
(305) 593-6725

The City of Doral will be hosting its 6th annual INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION on
Saturday, July 4th. Festivities include jugglers, face painters, stilt walkers, live entertainment, games, and rides for the whole family and the signature finale; a spectacular fireworks show at 9:00 pm. Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic baskets and come early. It's sure to be a hit! $3 for unlimited carnival rides.

Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables
1200 Anastasia Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134

"Red, White & Blue" Weekend Activities:

  • July 2 - 7pm Poolside performance by Rose Max “Brazilian Bossa Bliss”
  • July 3 - 8pm Outdoor movie screening “Night at the Museum”
  • July 4 - 12pm Feast poolside on a festive Stars & Stripes BBQ 2pm Classic American rock performance by Ludwig and the Druids Acoustic Duo 5pm Animal Show, live and interactive 6pm More of Ludwig and the Druids 9:30pm Motown musical performance by Ike Woods & Co.
9:30pm Motown musical performance by Ike Woods & Co.
No cover for diners at the hotel's restaurants and bars for entertainment. The concert at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night, however, is $25. Bringing one's own food and drink is not permitted on hotel grounds

Fireworkds display can be viewed from any location along the City of Aventura's Country Club Drive 9 p.m. Saturday.

Fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. at Miami Shores Country Club Driving Range (10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores). Also get a free watermelon, a special concession menu with barbecue hamburgers and a fireworks view from the pool deck at Aquatic Center (10200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores)

America's Birthday Bash-Bayfront Park

301 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132

Features fireworks display at 9 p.m., food and beverages and a free kids' zone with inflatable slides, hoops and face painting


Fort Lauderdale's Fourth of July Spectacular

City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department celebrates America’s Independence. Fireworks show at 9 p.m.; at Fort Lauderdale Beach, off A1A and Las Olas Boulevard


Features barbecue buffet, family fun and entertainment, music, dancing, animal visits and a fireworks spectacular at 9 p.m.; at Treetop Ballroom. Price-$19.50, $13.50 children 3-10, free for 2 and under and all active-duty service members, reservists and veterans

Key Biscayne
The 50th Annual Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade will take place on Saturday, July 4, 2009
Crandon Blvd.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

The big Fourth of July celebration is one of the highlights of summer on Key Biscayne. The day-long schedule of events on the Village Green includes a traditional parade, a picnic and, of course, fireworks. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with the parade along Crandon Boulevard and conclude at sunset with the fireworks display. This is a not-to-be-missed event for all residents—the whole Island is invited, so make sure to mark your calendar!


The Parade along Crandon Boulevard begins at 11:00 a.m. The annual Old-Fashioned Picnic follows on the Village Green. Fireworks at the beach begin at sunset. All events are free of charge.y 4, 2009.


South Beach
This year South Beach celebrates our nation’s birthday with a bang at Miami Beach’s 19th Annual Fourth of July Celebration with a patriotic display on 8th and Ocean Drive. This event is free so everyone is encouraged to arrive early along with their beach chairs and towels. Fireworks will be blasting at 9 p.m. No coolers or bottles will be permitted on the beach. Public parking is available throughout the beach. There are also parking garages located on 7th Street and Collins Avenue, 13th Street and Collins Avenue and at 12th Street and Drexel Avenue. There will be free shuttle service between parking lots on 72nd Street and Collins Ave. and 81st Street and Collins Ave. to and from the Miami Beach fireworks display. Shuttles run from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. For more information, go to
www.miamibeachfl.gov or call 305-673-7400. Music by DJ Irie. The event is free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to arrive early, bring beach chairs and towels. No coolers or bottles will be permitted on the beach. 7:30 p.m.



South Miami
The City of South Miami will hold its 4th of July Celebration at Palmer Park (6120 S.W. 67 Ave), and will include live entertainment, exhibits, and activities, such as face painting and children’s games. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The fun is free and goes from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., with the fireworks display starting at 9:15 p.m. For more information visit
www.cityofsouthmiami.net or call 305-668-2510 or 305-668-7232.


Includes free swim party, arts and crafts show, military tank and equipment show, foam fun, community service photo IDs and safety, community fire safety house, Davie Land Trust information, music by DJ Jeff, bounce house, petting farm, giant slide, kid’s puppet show, pool relays and games, Davie police K-9 dog patrol demonstration, water aerobic demonstration and climbing wall. Also features live performance by Shadow Creek. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Face painting, food concessions and sand art are available for a price

Starts with a parade which begins at Northwest 12th Street and winds its way west along Sunset Strip to City Park (located between Northwest 64th and NW 68th avenues) where free food, rides and kids’ entertainment are available until 1 p.m. Evening celebration begins at 6 p.m. at BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise. Features live entertainment by Nobody's Fault and Lovechild bands, food, children's fun zone and a fireworks display at 9 p.m

Includes games and entertainment for all ages and a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Personal fireworks and pets are not allowed

Shuttles from Dania Jai Alai to the beach start at 1:30 p.m., followed by patriotic laser light show at 8:30 p.m. Includes live music and food; at Dania Beach Pier Area, Dania Beach

Features arts and crafts, antiques, collectibles, photos, gifts and jewelry. Bring cameras for photos with mirror images of George and Martha Washington from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Price includes tours of the garden and the historic 1930s Wray Home 10-4, wildlife exhibits and live encounter shows.

Features patriotic music, children's fun and live entertainment by Fusik, Robbie Hazen and the Riot, Electric Arrow, Salzon Jazz and The Fabulons. Fireworks display starts at 9 p.m.

Features All American Apple Pie Eating Contest and I Can’t See My Ice Cream Contest. Children 12 and under can compete in the Bubble Gum Blowing Contest. Includes prizes for first place winners in all contests, live entertainment by Lu White Combo, inflatable rides, face painting and a fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Features live entertainment by Magic City, rides, food booths and a fireworks show. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Coolers, pets or fireworks are not permitted

View Independence Day fireworks from the highest man-made elevation in Broward County. Visitors may see firework displays from Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Davie, Sunrise and Miramar. Fireworks, sparklers, grilling and horses are not permitted. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Bring a blanket; call for time

Starts with a parade at 9 a.m. with decorated floats and bicycles. Participants must report to the Whispering Pines Elementary School parking lot, 18929 SW 89th Rd. by 8:15 a.m. Also includes music by Mike Schuler, bounce house, water slide and humble hearts puppet show for children, food, cold drinks, watermelon, prizes and U.S. Air Force flyover if weather permits. Presented by Whispering Pines Civic Association and Whispering Pines Woman's Club

(some posts from miami.com)

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