Celebrating a Happy 4th of July in Miami

Celebrating a Happy 4th of July in Miami

July’s on us and everybody knows that July marks another year of celebrating independence from the iron grip of colonizers. But what better way to celebrate over a hundred years of independence by making the week worth celebrating for? Here in Miami, you can do this while at the same time enjoying the celebration. Here are a few suggestions from us.

There will be an Annual Summer Fun Runs at Miami Shores Recreation Complex starting June 30 all the way to July 31. Here as a few must know details about the event:

  • All ages welcome
  • Free event
  • Three courses available: beginner/walker, recreational, and advanced/competitor

Over at Batch Gastropub is South Florida’s premiere networking event, the Biz & Beers Miami Meetup starting July 2 from 6pm to 8pm.

  • Free event
  • For ages 21 and over
  • Business and technology-centric event
  • Attendees are encouraged to mingle with the great minds in the SFL market
  • Casual and pitch-free

Over at Marlins Park from July 1 to July 2 the Miami Marlins will be playing a match against the San Francisco Giants starting at 7:10 pm and 12:10 pm respectively.

If you are an art lover/enthusiast, you may want to consider trekking over to the following events this week.

LMNT Contemporary Arts will be having an art show/fashion show on July 2 from 7 pm to 11:30pm entitled RAW: Natural Born Artists Presents Glimpse. RAW is an independent artists organization run by artists for artists where they focus on creating a public spotlight for the indie artists in the community. In this cycle, here are the things in store for you.

  • Musical performances by musicians such as Peezy and Lala
  • Fashion and accessory sellers such as Claire Jean-Gilles of Classy Lady Creations
  • An art gallery of over 30 visual artists and photographers, including gMozel and Jasmin Alex
  • Live makeup installation by Alicia Coke
  • Fashion shows including RAW Hollywood designer Weird Folks apparel
  • Swimwear fashion show by GSaints Swimwear
  • Cocktail event

The University of Miami – Lowe Art Museum is open with its latest art show entitled Glexis Novoa: Emptiness. Here the artist, Glexis Novoa, a native of Havana, Cuba during the Castor regime in 1964, features his collection of art pieces that boasts of emotion, memory and ideology.

Over at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is the photo exhibit, “From Within and Without: The History of Haitian Photography”. Featured are photos from contemporary photographers such as Phyllis Galembo, Leah Gordon, Mario Delatour, Maksaens Denis, Maggie Steber, Stephane Kenn de Balinthazy, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Andrea Baldeck, Pablo Butcher, Antoine Ferrer, Adler Guerrier, Carl Juste, Daniel Morel, Gary Monroe, Chantal Regnault, Roberto Stephenson and Paolo Wood.

The Miami-Dade Public Library’s Main Library plays host to the gallery Page.Print.Post from 10 am to 6 pm. Over at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is the mixed media gallery “Wayne White: Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something”. The event is held in commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the Broward Country.

If you’re looking for fun activities to get your child involved in, look no further as here are our suggestions:

The Museum of Discovery and Science will be having as history/science camp named “On Your Mark, Get Set…GO!” until July 3, 2015. Here kids will not only learn everything about machines and vehicles but they will also have fun, hands-on activities about everything around them.

  • Kid-friendly activity
  • Registration is required
  • Price ranges from $200-$225
  • Don’t miss out on the “Egg Drop” challenge

The Microsoft Store at Aventura Mall will be holding a class workshop named Summer Camps for Kids and Teachers until July 7. Event is free.

For 4th of July events are a few hot events that you might want to put into your weekend list.

The Mardi Gras Casino will be having an Independence Day Weekend Festivities with a 70s twist on July 3 starting at 6 pm. Here’s what you could expect from the event.

  • Mardi Gras 70’s Amateur Dance Contest (with $1,000 at stake!)
  • Spectacular fireworks display

Downtown Fort Lauderdale will be having a family friendly 4th of July Village Street Festival on July 4 from 5pm to 9pm in North Beach Village. Here are just some of the activities you can expect at the festival:

  • Facepainting
  • Balloon artists
  • Live music and DJs
  • Plaza Bistro food trucks
  • Fireworks
  • Event is free for all
  • Kid-friendly

Surfcomber Hotel will be celebrating 4th of July with its own event named ‘Que and Brew’ on July 4 from 6pm to 10pm. This marks the first ever BBQ event by the hotel. Here are just some of the things you should look forward to.

  • Prix fixe barbeque-style menu
  • Unlimited domestic draft beer
  • Live music

North Beach Bandshell will also have its own version of a 4th of July party, namely, Fire on the Fourth and will go on from 9am to 10 am.

  • Family-friendly
  • Free Green Monkey Yoga
  • Beach access
  • Food trucks
  • Live music
  • Kid-friendly activities
  • Fireworks