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19 Places to Watch the Fireworks on July 4th

19 Places to Watch the Fireworks on July 4th

From village parades to citywide fireworks over the Atlantic, South Florida knows how to celebrate America’s 238th birthday. Listed are 19 events in Fort Lauderdale, Boca and beyond that celebrate our country with entertainment, grub and the traditional fireworks display.

Fort Lauderdale
“4th of July Spectacular” at A1A & Las Olas Blvd.; live music, bounce houses, face painting, beach games and contests; 12:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; fireworks display at 9; free admission; 954.828.5363

Hollywood
“Hollywood’s Star-Spangled Fourth of July Celebration” at Hollywood Beach Boardwalk; food will be for sale on the Boardwalk at Johnson Street and Harry Berry Park; 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.; free admission; children’s activities from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and fireworks display at 9 p.m.; 954.921.3404

Pompano Beach
“July 4th Beach Bash Extravaganza” at Pompano Beach Blvd.; live music, DJ, arts and crafts, antique car show, food trucks and more; noon to 9 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.; 954.786.4111

Aventura
“Aventura 4th of July Fireworks” at Country Club Drives, Aventura 33180; aerial display at 9 p.m.; 305.466.8930

Boca
“Fabulous Fourth Celebration” at Spanish River Athletics Facilities at de Hoernle Park, 1000 NW Spanish River Blvd.; 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Live band at 7, and fireworks at 9. Free trolley service will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m.; free admission; 561.393.7995

Delray Beach
“Independence Day City Celebration” at A1A at E. Atlantic Ave.; activities for children, adult beer garden, eating contests, mini putt-putt, food vendors, live music and more; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.; 561.914.6224

Boynton Beach
“Fishing for Fireworks” at Intracoastal Park, 2240 N. Federal Highway; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; free admission; free parking and shuttle services from Boynton Beach High School and City Hall parking lot; Boynton-beach.org; 561.742.6220

“4th of July Fun with the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center” at Intracoastal Park; front row seats to a firework display, barbeque dinner, live music and outdoors activities; 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for kids; buy tickets online at schoolhousemuseum.org; 561.742.6780

Key Biscayne
“America’s Birthday Bash” 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; food beverages, Samual Adams Beer Garden, fireworks and live music; 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; free admission; 305.358.7550

“Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade” at 55th Annual Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade; south on Crandon Blvd., from Harbor Drive to West Enid; 11 a.m. info@kb4.org; 305.361.8557

Miami
“Coca-Cola Presents Miami Beach Fire on Fourth Festival” at North Shore Bandshell, Collins Ave. and 73rd St.; food trucks, free entertainment, live music and more; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; fireworks at 9; 305.673.7000

Coconut Grove
“4th of July Picnic and Fireworks Celebration at Peacock Park” 2820 McFarlane Road; activities including The Barnacle’s Old-Fashioned Picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and CocoWalk’s 6th Annual Independence Day Hot Dog Eating Competition a 5 p.m.; all-day festivities from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; free admission; coconutgrove.com

Greenacres
“Ignite the Night” at Greenacres Community Park, 2905 Jog Road; food, rides games, live entertainment and a fireworks display; 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; free admission; 561.642.2090

West Palm Beach
“4th on Flagler” on West Palm Beach Waterfront; touted as the largest fireworks show in South Florida with entertainment, kids crafts, food vendors, military honor ceremony; 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; free; 561.822.2222

Wellington
“Fourth of July Celebration” pool party at Wellington Auquatics Complex, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd.; live entertainment, games, pony rides, face painting, petting zoo, bounce houses, food vendors and more; regular pool entry fees; noon to 5 p.m.; 561.791.4005

Riviera Beach
 “4th of July Pig Roast Fireworks Extravaganza Cruise” on a Majestic Princess cruise; three-hour cruise on the Intracoastal with a pig roast, live entertainment, fireworks display at downtown Palm Beach; 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; ages 18+; $59/person; 561.254.0424

North Palm Beach
“Annual Red, White & Boom” at North Palm Beach Country Club; live entertainment and games at NPB pool; fireworks over NPB golf course at 9 p.m.

Palm Beach Gardens
“July 4th Splash” at Palm Beach Gardens Aquatic Complex, 4404 Burns Road; features new slide, a rock climbing wall, games and hourly giveaways; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $3/residents, $10/non-residents; 561.630.1100

Jupiter
“Jupiter’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July at Jupiter” at Abacoa Town Center and Roger Dean Stadium, Mainstreet, Town Center Drive; live music, food, kid’s activities, American-made car show, Jupiter Police Ceremony and fireworks; 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; free admission; 954.817.9214