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The best 4th of July events in Miami

From cookouts and BBQ buffets to family picnics and brunches, these are the best 4th of July events in Miami

Virginia Gil
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Virginia Gil

There hasn’t been a Fourth of July in Miami quite like this one in a while. There’s so much excitement surrounding Independence Day 2022, in part, because most of the city’s annual celebrations are back, including the epic fireworks displays. Of course, many of us will be starting the day with some quality time at one of the sun-soaked Miami beaches or at a water park in Miami (It’s hot out here, folks!). At night, it’s all about the epic fireworks displays. Make the most of the long weekend with our guide to the best 4th of July events, including Miami restaurants making it memorable with festive bites, dance parties and more ways to salute the U.S.A.

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Best of the city under one roof

  • Time Out Market

It’s four full days of drinking, DJ tunes and dining deals at Time Out Market Miami. On Friday, kick off the long weekend with a double dose of happy hour, first from 4pm to 7pm and then from 9pm to 11pm. The late-night happy hour will run every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer, so you’ll want to come back. Looking for more day-drinking opportunities? Stop in for watermelon jello shots and E11EVEN Vodka red, white and blue pop-rock cocktail specials from the Time Out Bar. Cookout classics (burgers, pizza, ice cream), balloon artists, face painting and sidewalk chalk art activities for the kiddos round out the Independence Day celebration.

4th of July in Miami events

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The outdoor entertainment center and racetrack hosts a family-friendly celebration, packed with music, food and entertainment. There's a BBQ buffet (5:30–10pm; $35), featuring brisket and burgers; a family-friendly party with a DJ, stilt walkers and jugglers (6–10pm); and a fireworks show. July 4, 6–10pm

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  • Aventura
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The Aventura resort brings back its beloved July 4th celebration, 4th on the Green. It’s a family-friendly affair with a DJ, a bounce house, carnival foods, a barbecue and food trucks—plus unlimited beer, wine and freedom cocktails for the grownups. It’s a big, backyard blowout on the Turnberry greens that culminates in a spectacular fireworks display. The event is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket.

When is it? July 4, 7–10pm. Where is it? JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa. $100, children $50

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