Monday, July 1, 2013

Great Places to Enjoy the Fourth of July

We love the Fourth of July!  Families and friends always gather together for food, fun and fireworks with red, white and blue everywhere!  With so many fireworks displays across South Florida, we thought would make a few suggestions for Doral residents to plan a huge daylong event or head out towards sunset to watch the sky light up with tons of colors and spectacular fireworks displays. Our picks are easy to get to and geared towards families.
The City of Doral’s Independence Day Celebration, JC Bermudez Park.  For anyone who wants to stay close to home, the City of Doral has planned a huge celebration that not only celebrates the Country’s independence but also celebrates this city’s 10-year anniversary.  Over the years, Doral’s enormous event draws about 25,000 but is expected to be larger this year due to the extended celebration.  The celebration starts at about 7pm with live music from Boys Night Out and Orquesta America.  At about 9pm (after the darkness sets in), the city has a spectacular fireworks display planned.  Extra parking is planned with free trolley service to and from the park. 

While the “official” fun starts late in the day, a good idea is to head out early to let the kids run around the park and play on the playground while everyone picnics together.  This is such a great family-friendly event and one to which most Doral residents look forward.  While there are fireworks shows all over South Florida, it is a treat NOT to have to drive any distance to enjoy a great family-oriented event. 

Fourth of July Birthday Bash, Bayfront Park, Miami.  We must mention the annual Fourth of July Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park because of all that is planned.  There are few better ways to spend the Fourth of July with the whole family.  It is an all-day event with kids’ activities including pony rides and a petting zoo followed by a Miami Contra-Dance with live music from Dirty Dollars and the real reason everyone is there, a mammoth fireworks display starting at 9pm that can be seen from all over the Biscayne Bay area.  Although it is about 15-20 drive from Doral, with the crowds and parking, it is absolutely worth going to Bayfront Park if the plans are to spend the entire day and evening which is very easy to do with all of the planned activities.   

Old Fashioned Fourthof July in the Grove, Coconut Grove.  The 30-minute drive to “the Grove” is well worth it to spend the day in one of the loveliest spots in all of South Florida.  The day starts at about 11am at the Barnacle with an old-fashioned picnic.  Families can bring their own picnics or make it very simple and purchase “cookout food” including hamburgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers and more.  There are tons of kids’ games and crafts.  After the picnic ends, it is time to head over to Peacock Park for the continuation of the festivities.

Independence DayFireworks and Food Trucks Extravaganza, Coconut Grove.  Starting at 4pm, Peacock Park turns into the evening playground with tons of fun and festivities.  The kids have a huge kids’ zone and restaurants set up to offer their most popular dishes as well as drinks and libation for everyone in the family and live music.  The fireworks start at 9pm or as soon as it is good and dark outside.

Coconut Grove is the ideal place to spend the Fourth of July if you want a huge day of events.  It is a family-friendly event with loads to do and tons of fun to be had by all.  But keep in mind that it gets crowded as the sun goes down so get there early to find a place to spread out. 

Fireworks All Over South Florida
There are fireworks displays planned all over South Florida and there is no better way to guarantee a smile and a feeling of awe than watching fireworks.  Yes, the day requires a little planning but it is well worth the effort once the fun begins.  Look into these options or consider any one of the others all over the area.  We promise it will be filled with excitement.

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