If you live in Miami, you know there is never a shortage of activities to enjoy in the fast-paced, vibrant city. Naturally, with our country’s independence day coming up, there are a plethora of fantastic events to be a part of this Friday that will make for some great Instagram material, no doubt.
1. Check out fireworks on Miami Beach.
Nothing screams South Florida like toes in the sand, drink in hand, and rainbow-hued explosives bursting above. Miami Beach is the quintessential spot for the Fourth of July, and this year is no exception.The fireworks take place at the North Beach Bandshellat 73rd Street and Collins Avenue at 9 p.m. Admission is free.
2. Hot-Dog-Eating contest in Coconut Grove.
Unrecognizable pig parts are as American as it gets, and every year enthusiastic eaters go mouth-to-mouth to put away as many frankfurters as humanly possible. Going on year six, the competition gives each contestant ten minutes to down dogs. And afterward, you can walk over to Peacock Park for the fireworks show. The contest takes place at 5 p.m. in CocoWalk. The picnic and fireworks happen at Peacock Park from 5 to 9 p.m. Both are free.
3. Country tunes at Jungle Island.
Miami’s animal paradise is hosting its first 99.9 Kiss Country Music Festival. Listen to country crooners Craig Campbell and Casey James, do some line dancing, ride a mechanical bull, eat barbecue, and watch some patriotic pyrotechnics. The event takes place at Jungle Island. It runs from 2 to 9 p.m. Admission costs $34.95 for adults and $26.95 for kids. Military personnel get in free.
4. World Soccer Fest Watch Party.
You don’t have to choose between World Cup Mania and Independence Day this Friday; you can combine the two at the Seminole Hard Rock. There will be World Cup games on an outdoor screen, along with food trucks, a DJ, and a halftime parade featuring samba dancers, drummers, capoeira performers, bikini flag models, and sexy soccer players. Plus fireworks. The event takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. It runs from 4 to 9 p.m., and it’s free.
5. Patriotic parade on Key Biscayne.
The 55th annual installment of this cavalcade will feature patriotically themed professional floats, marching groups, and even a homemade float contest. The parade heads south on Crandon Boulevard from Harbor Drive to West Enid and begins at 11 a.m. It’s free.
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