Celebrate Our Nation’s Birthday in Miami Beach
Drones and fireworks will fill the skies over Miami Beach on July 4 to cap off the city’s annual Fire on the Fourth celebration powered by Cox Media Group in honor of the nation’s 247th birthday.
“The Fourth of July is a time that we can all celebrate what it means to be American and honor the freedoms that we sometimes take for granted,” said Miami Beach City Manager Alina T. Hudak. “I encourage everyone to come out and experience Fire on the Fourth for a family-friendly day of fun.”
Fire on the Fourth kicks off at 3 p.m. in North Beach on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 73 Street and Collins Avenue with activities, food trucks and events in and around the Miami Beach Bandshell. This year’s event includes a family zone from 3-7:30 p.m. with a climbing wall, mega obstacle course, giant soccer dart game and even an imagination playground with Jenga, Connect 4 and cornhole.
The bandshell itself will also be transformed into an outdoor roller disco from 3-9 p.m. featuring music by the Bandshell Allstars for those with a pair of roller skates, or you can borrow a pair on site courtesy of Faena Arts. A limited number of roller-skating reservations will be accepted at www.MiamiBeachBandshell.com/. Walk-ins are welcome based on availability and capacity.
Music performances take the stage from 5-9 p.m. with DJs as well as The Miami Beats led by Jacin Paul and his nine-piece band. Paul is a guitarist for Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias. Fire on the Fourth culminates with a drone show and fireworks display on the beachfront starting at 9 p.m.
In addition to the festivities in North Beach, the Ocean Drive Association will host its annual Independence Day Fireworks & Patriotic Concert in South Beach on Ocean Drive and 12 Street commencing with an orchestra performance by the Miami Beach Classical Music Festival at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks display will launch at 9 p.m. midconcert. Attendees are encouraged to make reservations at one of the many alfresco restaurants or bring their beach chairs, blankets and picnic fare.
Transportation to Fire on the Fourth in North Beach
A free, dedicated shuttle service will operate from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. between the 42 Street garage (stop located along southbound Sheridan Avenue north of 41 Street) and the Miami Beach Bandshell (stop located at Collins Avenue south of 73 Street), departing approximately every 15 minutes. In addition, attendees can use the free citywide trolley service from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Service frequency for the trolleys is approximately every 20 minutes. To track both services in real time, please use the trolley tracker mobile application. For more details, visit www.miamibeachtrolley.com.
The Miami Beach Bandshell is located across the street from the city’s surface parking lot at 258 73 St. between Collins and Harding avenues. In addition, metered street parking is available along Collins Avenue.
What Not to Bring
Your own fireworks, Styrofoam, drones, glass containers and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. The city encourages all attendees to do their part with recycling to #KeepMBClean.
For the complete schedule visit www.miamibeachfl.gov/event/fire-on-the-fourth/.