This is one of the best times of the year in Miami. With the sun shining, palm trees swaying, and the ocean breeze blowing, Miami in July is lit. There is no shortage of entertainment on and off the beach.
Looking to celebrate the 4th in style? Miami offers a variety of options, so you’ll have plenty of Independence Day celebrations to choose from. From colorful fireworks to luxury spa visits, you’ll spend your Independence Day weekend on cruise control far from the cares of work and school.
Lucky for you, we’ve made a list of the best Miami events July has to offer. So, get out your calendar and get ready to take some notes! You might want to extend your celebration this Fourth of July!
Independence Day Celebrations
One of the largest fireworks celebrations in South Florida is back and better than ever! Held at Bayfront Park, America’s Birthday Bash presented by Budweiser is the place to be.
Start your morning off with a free yoga class sponsored by Baptist Health from 9 am to 10:15 pm. And since this is a family-friendly event, bring everyone. The Kids Zone, complete with pony rides and bouncers, is scheduled to start at 3 pm until 7 pm. You can’t forget to stay for food vendors, music, and an extravagant firework display starting at 9 pm.
Did we mention the variety? Check out the Fire on the Fourth festival on the beach at North Shore Park Bandshell, sponsored by Coca Cola and Hotwire. This family-friendly event starts with a free yoga class with an ocean view and continues with a Kids Zone with music, food, live entertainment, and fireworks at 9 pm. Take advantage of the free shuttle service from 11 am to 11 pm, available every 30 minutes.
If it’s more entertainment you are looking for, look no further than the Miccosukee Freedom festival. This free event features wrestling alligators, rising country music stars, water slides, food, airboat rides, and of course, fireworks. Bring the whole family for a fun Fourth of July celebration to Miccosukee Resort and Gaming from 10 am to 10 pm.
Relax with your feet up
It’s that time of year again with Miami Spa Month from July 1st to August 31st. Bring along your bae or set up a luxury spa day with just the girls for pampered massages and more. However you choose to take advantage of discounted spa treatments at Miami’s top resorts and hotels this month, you will be glad you did. Seriously, where else are you going to find premier spa services for up to 50% off? We thought so, too!
Concerts, art, and parties. . .
Looking for the more celebrations? Let’s start with the 4th of July dinner cruise, shall we? View a spectacular firework display in downtown Miami from the water while eating from a full gourmet buffet that includes tangy BBQ chicken, jumbo hot dogs, while sipping Jose Cuervo margaritas. Boarding begins promptly at 7:30 pm for a 3-hour casual cruise on the Biscayne Lady by the Hard Rock Cafe.
There is never a shortage of concerts in Miami at any given moment and July is no exception. Jennifer Lopez will be gracing the stages of Miami on July 25th at the American Airlines Arena. One of the hottest acts in the western hemisphere and most influential Latin performer in the US, the actress, dancer, and singer has an estimated global record sales number of 80 million. This is a must-see concert!
Don’t forget to make room in your schedule for the four-time Grammy winner, British singer, songwriter, and artist — Sam Smith. Also a Golden Globe winner, Smith has released new music with Normani, with over 200 million Youtube views. He will be performing at the American Airlines Arena on July 14th as part of the Thrill of it All Tour.
The Overtown Music & Arts festival is perfect for everyone. It features live music from world-renowned recording artists, great food, and art. Past year performers featured Tito Puente Jr., K’ Michelle, Monica, Ceelo Green, and Kelly Price, just to name a few. This free event held in historic Overtown from 11 am to 7 pm, is a celebration of economic redevelopment and progression of a historically black community.
What are you waiting for?
Now that you have the list of must-see Miami events, July is right around the corner and you should get your tickets today! For more questions on these events and others, give us a call or visit our website for more information.