The Complete Guide to 4th of July in Miami

Where to watch the 4th of July fireworks in Miami

Getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July in Miami? Ready to see the sky light up from Miami Beach? Then you’re in luck! Miami is a great vacation destination all year round, of course, but 4th of July 2023 in Miami is going to be even more special. 

With Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023, travelers to Miami will have a great start into the new week. And given that Miami is already known for being an explosion of colorful art deco buildings and vibrant personalities, the 4th of July Miami fireworks are icing on the cake.

To help you get the most of your Miami 4th of July 2022 weekend, we’ve gathered a list of activities you and the family can enjoy, along with some of the best spots to see those Miami fireworks.

By the way: If you’re still not sure about celebrating Independence Day in Miami, check out my guide to the 4th of July in NYC or the 4th of July in Chicago!

What to expect on 4th of July in Miami

Thanks to almost 12 hours of sun a day and temperatures ranging between 82 and 86 F (28 and 30 C) during the day, the weather in Miami will give you that warm, tropical feeling. With that in mind, summer in Miami can be wet. With an average of over 40mm of rain starting in June and going through September, a vacation in July means you should expect some showers. 

The average number of rainy days in Miami in July is 22. While each rain might not be too heavy, you’ll want to make sure you can pack something light in case you get caught in a drizzle while you’re out exploring. After all, the combination of warm days and rainfall do lead to humidity, so you really only need something waterproof that you can pack in your backpack or bag.

In addition to the weather, you’ll be traveling for the 4th of July weekend. For our international visitors, Independence Day is a national holiday in the US. For this kind of federal holiday, government buildings (like the post office) and banks are closed. Not to worry – the majority of shops and restaurants stay open throughout the long weekend, offering seasonal sales and promotions. You can find out more about their hours through their Instagram or Facebook pages.

On 4th of July itself, shops may be closed. This will depend on the type of shop and the area, so it’s best to confirm ahead of time. Also, it’s not unusual for restaurants to close early, so make sure to call ahead or have reservations for those must-visit stops instead of waiting till the last minute.

Where To Watch 4th Of July Fireworks In Miami

In addition to some of the local parties, there are plenty of show-stopping fireworks events happening this 4th of July in Miami. After all, you can’t stop by South Florida over Independence Day weekend without celebrating with one of America’s most time-honored traditions: fireworks!

Below we’re sharing where you can see fireworks in Miami, along with some of the popular 4th of July Cruises Miami.

4th of July Cruises Miami

One of the best parts of a trip to Miami is being able to access the water. From beachside lounging to getting out on the ocean, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the ocean spray. So why not book a 4th of July cruise to see the fireworks from the sea?

Come aboard the Royal Princess Yacht to marvel at the 4th of July fireworks from the waterside. There will be an All-American BBQ buffet as well as a premium open bar. This is a family friendly cruise where all ages are welcome. Tickets start at $199. Don’t miss out on this amazing 4th of July Cruise and book your tickets now!

Royal Princess Miami Fourth Of July Party Cruise



  • 301 Biscayne Blvd
    Dock 1
    Directly in front of the Ferris Wheel
    Miami, FL 33132


  • Boarding: 6:30 p.m.
  • Departure: 7:00 p.m.
  • Returning: 10:30 p.m.


Miami Beach 4th Of July Fireworks

Ready for one of the most iconic spots to see fireworks in Miami for 4th of July?

Miami Beach has it all, from live music and food trucks to a great fireworks display. Among the spots to visit include North Shore Park, Collins Avenue, and the Bandshell at 73rd Street. The fireworks start at 9 pm.

Peacock Park 4th Of July Fireworks

Enjoy a picnic, parade, and patriotic fireworks at Coconut Grove.

To combine family fun with a festive fireworks display, come by Peacock Park and Barnacle Historic State Park. The night lights up starting at 9 pm!

Downtown Miami 4th Of July Fireworks

Keep the party going downtown with fireworks displays at Bayside Marketplace and Bayfront Park.

Ideal for couples or families who are in the area shopping or dining already, this is a convenient way to get the most out of Downtown Miami while still enjoying the patriotic holiday.

How to celebrate the 4th of July in Miami

Summertime in Miami is known for pool parties, beach time, and festivals. That love of being outside gets taken up to another level on the 4th of July weekend. 

Any trip to Florida in July needs a Miami stopover for the 4th of July 2023. From local parades featuring patriotic marching bands and a celebration with the Miami Symphony to 4th of July parties that start in the afternoon and go through the evening, below you’ll find a mix of family-friendly activities (along with a few suggestions for the adults to enjoy, too). 

Start Independence Day Weekend With The White Party

Want to start your Miami 4th of July 2023 celebration off with some 21-and-over fun? 

The Miami Nice 2023 Independence Day Weekend Annual All White Party offers access to all that, and more. With a gorgeous 125’ luxury yacht, a complimentary buffet, and celebrated DJs, this is a high-energy way to kick off your weekend in the city. Tickets are available here. 

Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade

Want a good old-fashioned 4th of July parade for your Miami holiday?

The Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade – billed as the oldest and largest parade in South Florida – is hosting the 63rd annual event. Friends, family, and neighbors come out to celebrate as marching bands, golf carts, floats, and more combine to create a patriotic procession.

This family-friendly event starts at 11am on Tuesday July 4th, starting at Crandon Blvd. from Harbor Drive to West Wood Drive. 

More information about the Key Biscayne parade is available here.

America’s Birthday Bash

Want to help Lady Liberty celebrate her birthday? America’s Birthday Bash is one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in Miami. Stop by Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami to enjoy live music, food trucks, play areas for the kids, and at 9:00pm, an impressive fireworks display.

See updates on the schedule at the event’s official website here.

Planning A Trip To Miami For 4th Of July

Spending 4th of July in Miami offers a chance to enjoy an already great city in an exciting way. Already a city known for its energy and its cultural heritage, Independence Day in Miami is a great way to see the culture and the people come together to celebrate America’s birthday.

In particular, 4th of July Miami 2023 will be an even bigger celebration. The Independence Days in 2020 and 2021 saw event postponements and cancellations due to the pandemic and to the Surfside condominium collapse in 2021. While it was beautiful to see Miami come together as a city to support its people and its community in those hard moments, it did come at the cost of some of the more public events, like its Independence Day festivities. 

2023 is the ideal time to visit Miami again as the communities come together to celebrate once again. Be a part of Miami returning to its glory as one of the top destinations to celebrate Independence Day in the United States!

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