Miami Fourth of July Fireworks Guide 2014: Bayfront, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, and More
Miamians love to blow up stuff. Just ask the Marlins ownership. (Make that sports joke a true Daily Double, Alex.)
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Here's where to find fireworks shows in Miami-Dade County for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.
Hialeah's annual Independence Day Celebration at Milander Park
What can we say? Folks in Hialeah love the Stars and Strips.
The city promises live entertainment, music, food, games and activities for the kids, a pretty respectable fireworks display, and -- wait for it -- a laser light show. Ben Franklin's dream of laser lights projected into the sky has finally come true.
The event will take place at Milander Park, and you can enter Ted Hendricks Stadium (yes, the "Mad Stork" has a stadium named after him in the heart of Hialeah) beginning at 5 p.m. Visit hialeahfl.gov.
Homestead-Miami Speedway's Race to the Fourth
There aren't many things that speak to the greatness of this nation like fireworks and asphalt. You can experience both at the fifth-annual Race to the Fourth, the City of Homestead's Independence Day celebration. The event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Though there won't be any racecars zooming around the track, expect some down-home family entertainment, kids' rides, and live music by the Mojo Scoundrels and Main Highway. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, and fireworks will cap off the night.
Admission is free, but VIP seats are available for people who want preferred parking spots and a better view of the fireworks. For VIP seats, children under the age of 6 get in free with a ticketholder, ages 7 to 12 pay $10, while ages 13 and up pay $20. Visit cityofhomestead.com.
Miami Beach's Fire on the Fourth Festival
Pepsi fans (they exist, right?) are out of luck for this Fourth of July fireworks show, because it's presented by Coca-Cola. The North Shore Park Bandshell will be the site of this party, which gets underway at 11 a.m. Friday. Food trucks will be onsite to feed the masses, while groups such as the Amber Leigh Band and the Marshall Brothers Band will provide entertainment.
The fireworks start at 9 p.m., and free shuttle buses will run until 10 p.m. Visit miamibeachfl.gov.
1 Speedway Blvd., Homestead, FL
7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL
1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, FL
3000 NE 151st St., North Miami, FL
2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove, FL
10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL
301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL