Miami's Ultimate Guide to 4th of July: Events, Dining, and Fireworks

Don't Know What To Do This Independence Day? Explore the Best Places to Dine, Watch Fireworks, and Celebrate in Miami!
4th of July in Miami
4th of July in MiamiPhoto Courtesy Miami-Dade County

This Independence Day, Miami is the place to be, offering a vibrant blend of luxury dining, exciting events, and stunning fireworks displays. From chic rooftop bars to lively events, Miami provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable 4th of July celebration. Here’s your guide to the best places to dine, watch the fireworks, and join in on the holiday festivities.

Best Fireworks in Miami on the 4th of July

Biltmore Hotel on 4th of July
Biltmore Hotel on 4th of JulyPhoto Courtesy Biltmore Hotel

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  • Bayfront Park: Free admission, fun-for-all-ages entertainment, delicious food, live music performances, and hot dog eating contests.

  • Biltmore Hotel: Located in Coral Gables, the Biltmore puts on a spectacular fireworks display that is open to the public!

  • Altos Del Mar Park: Called "Fire on the Fourth," the City of Miami Beach will light up the sky with fireworks and drones marking the nation's 248th birthday.

  • Peacock Park: Join the Miami Symphony of Orchestra in an evening of music and celebration, featuring special performances and epic drone show happening in Coconut Grove.

  • Gale Miami Hotel & Residences: Gale Miami is hosting exclusive fireworks watch party on the 9th floor Gale Swim Club, offering hotel guests an unbeatable view of Downtown Miami's stunning display.

  • Palmer Park: Celebrate 4th of July with the City of South Miami! Enjoy live music, delicious food from local vendors, and a spectacular fireworks show.

  • Ruth Bryan Owen Waterway Park: Where families with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities can enjoy a stress-free 4th of July celebration.

  • Tropical Park: Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs as you enjoy the fireworks at Tropical Park.

  • Veteran's Park: The City of Miami Lakes invites residents to celebrate Independence Day with live entertainment, activities for children, and fireworks.

  • Homestead-Miami Speedway: The City of Homestead proudly presents "Race to the 4th," an electrifying annual event filled with live music, entertainment, delicious food, thrilling rides for children, and a grand fireworks finale.

  • Milander Park: The City of Hialeah will be putting on a 30-minute firework and laser display presented by Sedano's Supermarkets.

Where to Dine in Miami on July 4th

Rusty Pelican Dining Room at Night
Rusty Pelican Dining Room at NightPhoto Courtesy Rusty Pelican

As the sun sets and the skies light up with spectacular fireworks, Miami’s culinary scene offers the perfect spots to enjoy a meal and the dazzling displays. Here are some of the top places where you can dine this 4th of July:

Level 6

Level 6 Rooftop
Level 6 RooftopPhoto Courtesy Level 6 | Photo Credit Brandon Barré

Located in the heart of Coconut Grove, Level 6 is a rooftop oasis offering a modern twist on Spanish cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere. This hotspot provides scenic views of the bay, making it an ideal location to watch the fireworks. Guests can indulge in a la carte dishes such as Spanish charcuterie, croquettes, tuna tartare, and paella de mariscos. The hand-crafted cocktails, like the refreshing sangria and signature martinis, perfectly complement the vibrant dining experience. The ambiance is enhanced by curated music, making it a memorable spot to celebrate the 4th of July.

Vela Sky

Vela Sky
Vela SkyPhoto Courtesy Vela Sky

Steps away from Bayfront Park, Vela Sky is the perfect pre-firework celebration spot. This rooftop bar and lounge offers a sophisticated environment with poolside seating and panoramic views of the Miami skyline. Guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails and unique tapas-style bites before heading over to watch the fireworks at Bayfront Park. Signature drinks include the tropical mojito and the classic martini, while the menu features an array of small plates such as truffle fries and shrimp ceviche. The stylish setting and prime location make Vela Sky an excellent choice for a chic 4th of July evening.

Night Swim Rooftop

Night Swim Rooftop Bar at citizenM Miami World Center Hotel
Night Swim Rooftop Bar at citizenM Miami World Center HotelPhoto Courtesy Night Swim Rooftop

Located atop the citizenM Miami World Center Hotel, Night Swim Rooftop offers one of the best views of the Biscayne Bay fireworks. This trendy rooftop bar features decked-out decor and exciting food and beverage offerings. Guests can sip on signature craft cocktails such as the High Dive, made with vodka, lime, and fresh watermelon juice, or the classic Miami Vice, a layered frozen pina colada and strawberry daiquiri. For snacking, options include a classic charcuterie board and black truffle tequenos. The lively atmosphere, music, and stunning views make Night Swim Rooftop a must-visit for the 4th of July.

Rusty Pelican

Rusty Pelican Outside Dining at Sunset
Rusty Pelican Outside Dining at SunsetPhoto Courtesy Rusty Pelican

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Rusty Pelican, where breathtaking views of the Miami skyline and fireworks can be enjoyed from every table. Known for its upscale seafood and American cuisine, Rusty Pelican offers a special holiday menu featuring dishes like lobster bisque, seared scallops, and prime rib. Guests can pair their meal with fine wines or signature cocktails while taking in the stunning waterfront views. The elegant atmosphere and exceptional service ensure a memorable Independence Day celebration.


Casadonna Outdoor Seating
Casadonna Outdoor SeatingPhoto Courtesy Casadonna | Photo Credit Ngoc Minh Ngo

Casadonna, a coastal Italian-inspired restaurant from Groot Hospitality and Tao Group, boasts 20,000 square feet of indoor and al fresco seating with stunning waterfront views. This July 4th, savor the spirit of seaside dolce vita with Riviera-style Italian cuisine. The restaurant offers a three-course brunch on weekends, featuring an array of Italian delicacies from fresh seafood to handmade pastas. Bespoke cocktails and an extensive wine list enhance the dining experience. Guests arriving by boat can enjoy the convenience of docking on Biscayne Bay, making Casadonna an ideal spot for a luxurious holiday celebration.


Friends Enjoying Food and Drinks at Mayami
Friends Enjoying Food and Drinks at MayamiPhoto Courtesy Mayami

Situated in Miami's artistic Wynwood neighborhood, Mayami offers a unique blend of elevated cuisine, crafted cocktails, and a vibrant late-night atmosphere inspired by ancient Mayan civilization. The expansive 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space is adorned with Mayan-themed decor, creating an immersive dining experience. On the menu, guests will find dishes like grilled octopus, lobster tacos, and premium cuts of meat. The cocktail menu is equally impressive, featuring unique creations like the smoky mezcal margarita. The lively environment, complete with music and entertainment, makes Mayami a top choice for a festive 4th of July night.

Pilo’s Tequila Garden

Pilo's Tequila Garden
Pilo's Tequila GardenPhoto Courtesy Pilo's Tequila Garden

Wynwood’s local hotspot, Pilo’s Tequila Garden, is the place to be this Independence Day. Known for its vibrant decor and welcoming atmosphere, Pilo’s offers exclusive holiday specials, savory dishes, premium cocktails, and a lively crowd. Guests can enjoy a variety of tacos, guacamole made to order, and other Mexican-inspired dishes while sipping on creative tequila-based cocktails. The energetic ambiance is perfect for those looking to celebrate with friends and family in a fun and festive setting.

The Hampton Social

Blue Frosé
Blue FroséPhoto Courtesy The Hampton Social

Brickell’s newest restaurant, The Hampton Social, offers a coastal escape with fresh, vibrant cuisine. Celebrate the 4th of July with dishes like lobster rolls, clam chowder, and shrimp scampi, paired with the restaurant’s signature Blue Frosé. The beach-inspired decor and relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere make The Hampton Social a perfect spot to enjoy the holiday. Located in the heart of Miami’s booming Brickell neighborhood, it’s an ideal place for both dining and socializing.

Miami: July 4th Weekend Events and Happenings

The Pool at Strawberry Moon
The Pool at Strawberry MoonPhoto Courtesy Strawberry Moon | Photo Credit World Red Eye

Miami’s 4th of July weekend is packed with exciting events and activities. From pool parties to interactive exhibits, there’s something for everyone to enjoy:

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The Messi Experience

The Messi Experience
The Messi ExperiencePhoto Courtesy The Messi Experience

Location: The Hangar at Regatta Harbour, 3385 Pan American Dr

Dates: Wednesday, July 3rd - Sunday, July 7th

"The Messi Experience: A Dream Come True" is a interactive multimedia journey that promises to be the highlight of the holiday weekend festivities. This interactive journey takes visitors through soccer legend, Leo Messi's life, from his humble beginnings in Rosario, Argentina, to his World Cup success. Visitors can expect to be enthralled by interactive exhibits, engaging displays, and unique insights into the life and career of one of the greatest soccer players of all time. This experience makes an ideal outing for soccer fans of all ages. Click here for RSVP/Ticket link.

Strawberry Moon

The Goodtime Hotel - The Pool at Strawberry Moon
The Goodtime Hotel - The Pool at Strawberry MoonPhoto Courtesy Strawberry Moon | Photo Credit Matthew Taylor Gross

Location: 601 Washington Ave

Dates: Friday, July 5th - Sunday, July 7th

Strawberry Moon, located in the Goodtime Hotel, offers an energetic gathering place for the ultimate July 4th weekend celebration. Hotel guests and visitors ages 21 and over are welcome to let loose and enjoy high-energy pool parties and tunes from celebrity guest DJs throughout the holiday weekend. On Saturday, July 6th, Matua Wines will pop-up on the pool deck and hotel breezeway with a complimentary sampling. On Sunday, July 7th, BFyne Swim will pop-up with a unique fashion show and sponsored cabanas at The Pool at Strawberry Moon. For tickets visit 

Paradox Experience Miami

Paradox Experience Miami
Paradox Experience MiamiPhoto Courtesy Paradox Experience Miami

Location: 2301 N Miami Ave

Date: Thursday July 4th - Friday, July 5th

Explore interactive exhibits at Paradox Experience Miami on July 4th, open for normal operation from 12pm-7pm with $28 tickets on all weekdays. On July 5th they will be hosting their special Paint Night! For just $38, explore their paradoxical world, plus enjoy a guided painting lesson on the first Friday of every month at 6:45 PM. In addition to full museum admission, the ticket also includes professional-grade art supplies for a step by step painting workshop led by a professional artist. Feel free to bring additional beverages and light bites to make it a unique and enjoyable happy hour experience.

Sunday Asado at Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann

Los Fuegos Veranda Exterior
Los Fuegos Veranda ExteriorPhoto Credit Faena Miami Beach

Location: 3201 Collins Ave

Date: Sunday, July 7th, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Experience authentic gaucho grilling at Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann with a three-course asado, live music, and a dessert buffet spread for $115 per person, plus the option to add a two-hour unlimited beverage package for $55 per person. Guests can enjoy a unique culinary experience at Faena Miami Beach's poolside Los Fuegos Veranda terrace with live music and entertainment starting at 12:30pm, and every asado special flavorfully cooked over wood-fired flames. Dine with friends and family over an array of appetizers, grand parrillada, and a grand dessert spread.


Celebrate Independence Day in Miami with an array of luxurious dining options, thrilling events, and breathtaking fireworks displays. Whether you’re enjoying a rooftop cocktail, dining by the water, or joining in on the weekend’s activities, Miami offers the perfect setting for a memorable 4th of July. Make the most of this holiday by exploring all the experiences this city has to offer.

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