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The best 4th of July events in Miami to celebrate another USA birthday

The 4th of July tends to hold a lot of meaning for those who call Miami home. Of course, we have to add our Miami flavor to the most patriotic day of the year, whether it’s via a mojo-soaked barbecue, a star-spangled fireworks display on the bay, or a pool party that’s every shade of red, white and booze. But hey, that’s what freedom is all about, right? So light up those sparklers and pledge your allegiance to a good time. Here are the best ways to celebrate the 4th of July weekend in Miami. (We'll be updating this guide as the holiday approaches, so check back often.)

A MISO 4th of July Celebration in Peacock Park

Photograph: Courtesy Miami Symphony Orchestra

Pack up your lawn chairs and load up the cooler. This year, the Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) performs a set of American classics at Peacock Park accompanied by an epic drone show in lieu of fireworks. The event is free and open to the public—and it’s within walking distance to plenty of other festive 4th of July events happening all over Coconut Grove.

Fire on the Fourth

Photograph: Shuterstock

The City of Miami Beach's Fire on the Fourth festival kicks off at 3pm with family-friendly games and live music and food trucks rolling in at 5pm. The festivities culminate with a beachfront drone and fireworks display at 9pm. Altos Del Mar Park (76th Street and Collins Avenue)

Fourth of July BBQ at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne

Photograph: Courtesy The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne

There’s you on the grill, and then there’s Jack Arnold. The pit master will be sizzling up some meaty faves at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne’s Fourth of July BBQ, which offers a front-row view to the fireworks presented by The Village of Key Biscayne. Tickets ($75 for kids under 13, $130 for those under 21 and $150 for adults) include a full buffet, unlimited non-boozy beverages, kids’ party favors and live music all night long.

Miami Marlins vs. Boston Red Sox at LoanDepot Park

Photograph: Courtesy TripAdvisor

Name a more American team to play than the Boston Red Sox? (Alright, we’re stretching here.) Catch the Miami Marlins versus the Boston Red Sox on the 4th of July, laying out the perfect setting for a day of all-American family fun. Not so into this country’s alleged pastime? Grab some Made-in-Miami brews at Biscayne Bay Brewing’s new stadium Brew Hall, then eat your way through LoanDepot’s impressive vendor lineup.


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