It is that time of year again to oohh and ahh with 4th of July Fireworks. Here are this year’s locations for Miami-Dade County
Aventura: The city’s 18th Independence Day celebration will not disappoint. Fireworks will take place at 9 p.m. and can be seen from any location along Country Club Drive. A rain date is scheduled for July 5. 305-466-8930, CityOfAventura.com
Coconut Grove: Nineteenth-century pioneer home site the Barnacle will feature an “Old-Fashioned 4th of July Picnic” with crafts and live music from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase food. Admission is $5, $3 for ages 6-11, free for ages 5 or younger. Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway. 305-442-6866, TheBarnacle.org.
Peacock Park fireworks display at 9 p.m. will be preceded by a celebration with food trucks, live music, and a children’s play area. Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove. 305-444-7270, .coconutgrove.com/events/4th-of-july-firework/
Coral Gables: The beautiful Biltmore’s grounds open at 5 p.m., and the Greater Miami Symphonic Band will perform a patriotic concert at 7 p.m. CBS4 co-anchor Rhiannon Ally will emcee the festivities. Fireworks spectacular begins at 9 p.m. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave. The city will offer free parking and shuttle service throughout the evening to and from the Biltmore Hotel. Shuttle service begins at 5 p.m. from the University of Miami Ponce garage, the BankUnited Center surface lot, the Coral Gables Youth Center at 405 University Drive and Garage 4 at 345 Andalusia Avenue. The last shuttle will depart for the fireworks at 8:30 p.m.
Doral: Music kicks off the party, starting at 7 p.m., with entertainment by Boys Night Out and Orquesta America. Fireworks commence at 9 p.m. Free trolley service available from Miami-Dade County Elections Department and parking lot on Northwest 27th Street and Northwest 87th Avenue. JC Bermudez Park, 3000 NW 87th Ave. 305-593-6600, CityOfDoral.com.
Hialeah: Enjoy the city’s annual Independence Day Celebration with live entertainment, music, food, games and activities. A spectacular fireworks and laser-light show will serve as the grand finale. Milander Park, 4700 Palm Ave.
Homestead: The annual Race to the Fourth will include family entertainment, children’s rides, food and games starting at 6 p.m. Rock ‘n’ roll bands Head First and Main Highway will perform. Fireworks display is at 9 p.m. Homestead-Miami Speedway, ` Speedway Blvd. Free, but $15 tickets are available and include VIP parking inside the stadium, food and soft drinks inside the Champion’s Club. 305-224-4570, CityOfHomestead.com.
Miami: Bring the family to Bayfront Park for fun and frivolity for “America’s Birthday Bash.” The park will be open all day. Kids can have fun in their own Kids’ Zone from 3 to 7 p.m. Fireworks light up the night sky at 9 p.m. Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 305-358-7550, BayfrontParkMiami.com.
Lummus Park‘s annual “Fire on the Fourth” will include a free concert on the beach featuring Nicole Henry at 7 p.m. A fireworks display sets off at 9 p.m. Free shuttles will be available to and from North Beach. Lummus Park, Ninth Street and Ocean Drive. 305-673-7000, MiamiBeachfl.gov.
Palmetto Bay/Cutler Bay: Come out and celebrate the Fourth with family and friends. The park opens at sunrise, and boat ramps open at 6 a.m. Enjoy the park’s bikeways, jogging trails, fishing and dockside restaurant. Parking is limited. No overflow parking is available for boat trailers. The marina channel will be closed from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in preparation for the fireworks at 9 p.m. Black Point Park and Marina, 24775 SW 87th Ave. 305-755-7848