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Fourth of July in South Florida: Must-Attend Events and Things to Do

America turns 241 this year, and restaurants, hotels and more are celebrating all over South Florida. We’ve gathered a list of Fourth of July events for you to enjoy. Put on your red, white and blue and start chanting, “U-S-A.”

Fort Lauderdale

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

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Fort Lauderdale’s boutique oceanfront property will host a two-part Fourth of July celebration. Happy hour at the pool bar will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by an American barbecue from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., featuring a live DJ. Both festivities will be held at the hotel’s Oceanfront Terrace on the fifth floor, offering guests views of Fort Lauderdale Beach and a prime spot to catch the fireworks show at 9 p.m. Reservations required. 

601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.567.8020; atlantichotelfl.com

B Square Burger and Booze

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This hot burger spot will be throwing a Fourth of July Lobster Bake, available June 30 to July 4, featuring fresh seafood including 1.25-pound lobsters, clams and shrimp with potatoes and corn on the cob. In addition, B Square offers American classics like its gourmet burgers and hot dogs.

1021 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.999.5216; bsquareburger.com

The Salty Siren at B Ocean Resort

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The Salty Siren is throwing a Red, White & Blue Bash pool party from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on July 2. The event will feature sounds by house DJ Robbie Rivera of Juicy Music, along with fresh barbecue, beachside cabanas and mixed drinks. Tickets are $13 and are available for purchase here.

1140 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.564.1000; bhotelsandresorts.com

North Beach Village Resort

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North Beach Village Resort is holding a Fourth of July Street Festival on July 4 at Village Design. There will be a grill-out by the Village Café featuring classic American fare, live entertainment and local designers and vendors. The area also provides a prime viewing spot for the Fort Lauderdale beach fireworks show. 

 3016 Windamar St., Fort Lauderdale; 954.565.5790; northbeachvillageresort.com

L Bar at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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The L Bar brings the Fourth of July party indoors with its one-day-only drink special: a handcrafted Apple Pie Punch made with St. Pete’s Spiced Rum, Laird’s AppleJack Brandy, apple cider, sugar syrup, cinnamon, soda water and garnished with orange, apple and lime slices. Good news if you're feeling extra lucky on America's birthday—L Bar is steps away from the hotel’s casino floor.

1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale; 866.502.7529; seminolehardrock.com

Miami Area

Turnberry Isle Miami

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Celebrate America’s 241st birthday with a tropical breeze and Aventura’s fireworks show at Turnberry Isle Miami. Locals and hotel guests are welcome to enjoy live music and American barbecue on the hotel’s award-winning golf course from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Gourmet food trucks will be available alongside unlimited beer, wine, iced tea and lemonade. 

19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura; 305.932.6200; turnberryislemiami.com

Gulfstream Park

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Gulfstream Park is celebrating all night on July Fourth with family-friendly activities, giveaways and fireworks, in addition to Thoroughbred horse racing. Kid Zone Fun activities will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with temporary tattoos, face painting, a magician and a coloring station in the Champions Plaza. A DJ will play live music from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. as free Fourth of July swag will be given out in the Walking Ring. Stay for The Grucci Fireworks Show at 9:30 p.m. in the Grandstand area next to the racetrack. 

901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach; 954.454.7000; gulfstreampark.com

Artisan Beach House at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour

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The Artisan Beach House is inviting guests to experience the ultimate VIP Fourth of July soirée. For $150 per person, guests will enjoy the restaurant’s waterfront terrace with front row views of the fireworks show, passed appetizers, choice of entrée, open bar and bottle services from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations are required. 

10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305.455.5400; ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/miami/bal-harbour

Palm Beach County 

BBQ, Brews & Blues

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The West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is kicking off the Fourth of July weekend with its fourth annual BBQ, Brews & Blues event in the city’s Historic Northwest District. The event will take place July 1 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature local barbecue vendors offering pulled pork sandwiches, ribs, chicken and more. A group of soulful blues musicians will be playing throughout the event on Rosemary Avenue, three blocks north of Clematis Street. 

Historic Northwest District, West Palm Beach; 561.822.1550; wpb.org/cra


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If you’re looking for an alternative to spending your holiday behind the grill, TooJay’s is the answer to your prayers. The restaurant, known for its homemade, New York-deli favorites, is offering guests $5 off any $20 purchase of dine-in, take-out, catering and desserts from June 30 to July 4. Special menu items for the holiday include the BBQ Burger (a half-pound patty topped with smokehouse bacon, American cheese, smoky barbecue sauce and a crispy onion ring), the Hickory Chicken Sandwich and the BBQ Chicken Salad. Print or show this coupon to receive the discount. Large catering orders must be placed 24 hours in advance. 

4050 U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter; 561.627.5555; toojays.com

11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens; 561.622.8131; toojays.com

Pistache French Bistro

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This French restaurant will transform into a sea of red, white and blue to celebrate America’s birthday. The Independence Day event will feature the West Palm Beach fireworks show, New Orleans barbecue shrimp and grits, braised brisket and blackened mahi mahi. Save room for dessert with old-fashioned carrot cake and apple pie. 

101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561.833.5090; pistachewpb.com

The Butcher Shop

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The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill team will be grilling up on their lawn all weekend long for its Fourth of July Weekend Backyard BBQ event. Beer specials will run throughout the weekend, kicking off with Magic Hat Brewing Co. bucket specials on Friday night and live music featuring Chase Stite on Sunday. 

209 Sixth St., West Palm Beach; 561.812.2336; butchershopwpb.com

The Cooper

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The rustic, farm-to-fork restaurant The Cooper will be celebrating the holiday with classic cocktails, desserts and comfort food, including fried green tomatoes, peach salad, barbecued St. Louis-style ribs, New England clambake, Key lime pie and carrot cake in a jar. The regular dinner menu will also be available.

4610 PGA Blvd., Ste. 100, Palm Beach Gardens; 561.622.0032; thecooperrestaurant.com