4thofjuly

Your guide to Fourth of July around the U

By Life@TheU

Your guide to Fourth of July around the U

By Life@TheU
Have you made plans to celebrate the red, white, and blue this Independence Day? Check out our guide to see where you can enjoy fireworks and festivities.

If you’re near the Coral Gables campus this Fourth of July, the City of Coral Gables Fireworks at the Biltmore Hotel offers a must-see venue for viewing fireworks, listening to live music, and enjoying concessions. To help avoid traffic congestion, you can park at UM’s Pavia Garage or use one of the other free parking garages on campus and take a free shuttle to the event. Another nearby family-friendly celebration is Coconut Grove’s 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks in Regatta Park.

Interested in soaking up the sun before celebrating? The City of Key Biscayne, home to UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, is the perfect place to sink your toes in the sand before joining the 60th annual Fourth of July Festivities. Visitors and residents alike are invited to gather for the red, white, and blue parade to cheer for the most patriotic float (or golf cart), view fireworks, and enjoy live entertainment.

For those looking to keep even the youngest family members entertained, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden offers a variety of events throughout most of the morning and afternoon for their Fourth of July celebration. Sign-up to compete in the patriotic bicycle parade or take a break to enjoy face painting and the BBQ buffet.

Independence Day in Miami wouldn’t be complete without Bayfront Park’s America’s Birthday Bash and Miami Beach’s Fire on the Fourth celebrations. Both events feature concerts, free events, and of course, fireworks with picturesque views of Downtown Miami or Miami Beach.

No matter how you plan to spend the Fourth of July, we’d like to hear from you. Tag @lifeattheu in your ’Canes family celebrations on Instagram and let us know how you enjoyed the day.


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