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Two-plus centuries and counting: That’s how long America has been celebrating its independence. With over a million residents and tourists here in the Fort Lauderdale and Davie area each Fourth of July, it’s no surprise that South Florida plays host to some of the best fireworks shows in the country. Whether you’re zipping down I-95 in your Accord or sitting underneath an umbrella at one of Fort Lauderdale’s wonderful beaches, you won’t have trouble watching the evening’s fireworks—especially when you plan around one of these amazing Fourth of July celebrations!

America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park

If you absolutely, positively must get out with the Miami crowd on America’s anniversary, Bayfront Park is calling your name. The park opens up to the public at 10 am, but activities begin around 2 pm, starting with live music inside the Budweiser Beer Garden. The pièce de résistance, however, comes in the form of a free Family Fun Zone, which opens at 3 pm. Live music ends at 9 pm, which is when you’ll be in for a dazzling fireworks display that uses the park’s starlit sky as its canvas. Just arrive early to find a convenient parking spot for your Honda, and you’re sure to get the best seats for the show!

America’s Birthday Bash really is the best Fourth of July event in Miami, FL. Click here for more details.

Fort Lauderdale 4th of July Spectacular

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Fort Lauderdale 4th of July Spectacular

Ft. Lauderdale’s amazing holiday event just proves that Miami isn’t the only hotspot for Fourth of July fun! This year’s celebration will start at noon on Fort Lauderdale Beach (A1A and Las Olas Blvd) and will host live musicians, a “Kids Zone,” beach contests and games, family crafts, and face painting. Once you’ve used up all your sunscreen—use it, folks—the 9-o’clock fireworks show begins and will be simulcast at 101.5 LITE FM with accompanying music.

Don’t miss out on Fort Lauderdale’s largest summertime celebration! Check out the Ft. Lauderdale site for more details.

Coconut Grove 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks

Attention Miamians: The annual Coconut Grove 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks is back! Starting at 6 pm in Peacock Park, this Independence Day celebration is one of the largest in the Miami area, with free music, family fun, and fireworks to end the night. Bring a blanket and relax on our nation’s 241st birthday. Check out the event’s Facebook page for more information.

57th Annual Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade

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57th Annual Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade

This rain-or-shine parade should begin in mid-morning—last year’s parade started at 11 am—and will culminate in a fireworks show at 9 pm over the Atlantic. But throughout the day, you and your friends and family can walk through Key Biscayne to shop, try tasty treats, or take a Jet Ski out on the waves. Once the sun begins to set, head to your favorite spot to catch the pyrotechnics! Visit www.kb4.org for more details on this 4th of July event.

Independence Day Fireworks and Family Fun Day in Davie

Your 4th of July afternoon just got packed thanks to Davie’s incredible schedule of events.

Starting at 10 am at the Pine Island Pool (Pine Island Park), kids and adults can enjoy free swimming, inner-tubing, water polo, and more. A ‘Fun Foam Spray”, treasure hunt, and watermelon eating contest will all be held until the pool closes at 4 pm.

But your day doesn’t end when the lifeguard whistle goes off! Dry off the family and head to the Bamford Sports Complex for arts and crafts, food trucks, face painting, bouncy castles, train rides, cake cutting, live music, and tons more. At 9 pm—we see a trend forming—the Davie fireworks go off above the complex.

Follow the action at Davie’s website to stay informed of any event changes.

Fourth of July Celebration in Hollywood FL

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Fourth of July Celebration in Hollywood, FL

The second-most famous Hollywood in the country is hosting their annual summertime treat from 2 to 10 pm on July 4th, and you’re all invited. Held at Blue Wave Beach, Hollywood’s Fourth of July Celebration will have a splash pad, races, games, and miles upon miles of white sand and beach foam to frolic in. Of course, the fireworks will go off at 9 pm and can be seen from just about anywhere from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach. Read more about the Fourth of July event at hollywoodfl.org.

Coral Gables Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration

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Coral Gables Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration

Held at the legendary Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, this 4th of July tradition is one of our favorites. The grounds will open at 5 pm, but the action sizzles at 7 pm when the Greater Miami Symphonic Band takes the stage for a 2-hour show. At 9 pm, fireworks will light up the sky. If you decide to forego the trip in your Honda Accord and opt for a two-wheeled cycling contraption instead (what’s that called?), take advantage of the free valet service offered. Follow the City of Coral Gables for more event information as it becomes available.

Get an Independence Day Deal on a New Honda Accord

Why not celebrate this year’s 4th of July with a new 2017 or 2018 Honda Accord? At our South Florida Honda Dealers locations, we are offering amazing summertime Honda deals and lease specials on many of our new Honda models, including the award-winning Accord sedan. Locate your nearest Honda dealership in the Hollywood, Davie, Ft. Lauderdale, or Miami area, and let our dealers make your dreams come true.

From all of our South Florida Honda dealers to you, Happy Independence Day!

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Sources & Photos:

http://www.miamiscapes.com/miami-4th-of-july.html

http://www.miami4thofjuly.com/

http://www.kb4.org/

http://coralgables.com/index.aspx?page=21&recordid=21885

https://www.facebook.com/events/1394505187303692/

http://daviefl.virtualtownhall.net/pages/daviefl_spclprjcts/activities

http://www.hollywoodfl.org/860/Fourth-of-July-Celebration

http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/4th-of-july-spectacular