The 4th of July is synonymous with fireworks, picnics, parades and barbecues. It’s a time of celebrate and a day to wish a “Happy Brithday” to the old US of A. In Miami, the options to celebrate are many–concerts in the park, family picnics in the backyard to firework shows by the sea.
If you are thinking old-fashioned or traditional, the Old-Fashioned July Fourth Picnic at The Barnacle Historic State Park is a way to go.
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove
The Barnacle Historic State Park, build in 1891 and owned by Ralph Middleton Monroe, is situated on the shores of Biscayne Bay and offers visitors a look at the historic Miami Hammock landscape. There will be guided tours and traditional activities for kids such as kite and paper dolls making, keeping with the traditions of the era. However, there will be no fireworks at this location so evening plans should be made.
A good alternative for night festivities is the City of Homestead Concert and Fireworks.
Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 1 Speedway Blvd., Homestead, FL 33035
Tickets for the event are $10 by children under 12 are free. The event will feature live music, exiciting entertainment and food for the whole family to enjoy.
However, if parades are more your thing Key Biscayne is hosting its annual Fourth of July Parade.
When: 11 a.m.
Where: South on Crandon Boulevard from Harbor Drive to West Enid
The parade will featue patriot themed floats, personal floats and marching groups in this unique celebration of a historic event. There will also be a singing contest to choose who will be the lucky contestant that will sing the national anthem.
Of course, if a quiet–or not so quiet–family fireworks picnic from the comfort of your own backyard is more your style, remember to grab plenty of hotdogs hamburgers and potato salad for an old fashioned babrbecue that will have the whole family licking their fingers.