This year's choices for fun Independence Day celebrations are better than ever. No matter your style, age or size of group, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the most popular places to hang out and see watch the rocket's red glare:
America's Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park
Enjoy a multicultural music festival while eating delicious foods from booths representing local eateries. Stick around until dark for the firework extravaganza, the highlight of the event.
City of Miami Beach Fourth of July Celebration
Beginning at 7:00 PM, music will start drawing in the crowds and the party kicks off on the beach at Ocean Drive and 8th Street. Fireworks begin at 9:00 pm and are visible from many spots in the city.
Old Fashioned July Fourth at the Barnacle
Celebrate the Independence Day the old-fashioned way at Miami's first house. From 11am – 4pm there will be kid's activities, knot demonstrations, kite making and period-inspired events.
Peacock Park Fireworks in Coconut Grove
Cap off the Fourth of July with a fireworks display at Peacock Park. Sponsored by the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce, this celebration includes food trucks, live music, and a children's play area.
Key Biscayne Fourth of July Parade
Enjoy this good old-fashioned 4th of July parade in Key Biscayne. This Key Biscayne tradition features floats, live music, kids' activities and fireworks. The parade starts at 11am along Crandon Boulevard.
For a list of additional Independence Day celebrations, go to http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/events.