July 4th in Miami: Pool Parties, Fireworks and BBQs

On July 4th, along with barbecues and fireworks, Miami will be celebrating with Independence Day themed drinks, from spiked pressed juices to Jello Shots to cocktails by the pitcher – in the pool, on the beach or overlooking the water.  Here are some of the best Miami pool parties and other waterside July 4th celebrations:

July 4th Pool Parties

Hyde Beach at SLS South Beach

Hyde Beach at SLS July 4th Miami

Hyde Beach at SLS South Beach is the home of Miami’s hottest Pool Party series, Swim Club Saturdays.  The monthly Hyde Night Swim offers guests a late afternoon pool party experience that leads into a Vegas-caliber night with their signature champagne spray performances after the sun goes down. Hyde Beach’s weekend-long 4th of July Party is best enjoyed with their thirst-quenching Cucumber Watermelon Amigo with tequila, Cointruea, lime juice, fresh watermelon juice and fresh cucumber juice in a larger-than-life 12 oz. pitcher, because everyone knows where there’s a pitcher, there’s a party!

Hyde Beach July 4th party lineup

July 4th Miami - Hyde Beach Fourth of July Party at SLS

Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd 11AM – Sundown: Hyde Beach starts off the celebratory weekend’s pool parties with Liberty Edition of Swim Club Saturday, featuring their much-admired champagne-fueled with an extended set with Hyde’s very own resident DJ’s Louis Dee and Leo Medina. At the SLS Sundays Pool Sessions party with DJ Keidy evolves in the late afternoon into a Vegas-caliber night of fun under the stars as special guest Borgeous spins a unique set during Hyde’s highly anticipated Night Swim fete from 7 PM – Late.

Monday July 3rd from 11AM – Sundown: The party continues as Hyde Beach hosts Retreat Mondays with DJ Danny Stern featuring a pop-up juice bar, which will be serving spiked pressed juices.  Vita Squad -a mobile intravenous nutritional IV therapy service, will be hosting a pop-up lounge inside one of the cabanas alongside the pool, offering package-priced VitaSquad IV drip services ($75 small bags, $150 large bags, $25 B-12 shots) consisting of all the essential vitamins needed to treat a hangover in a mere 15-30 minute session

Tuesday, July 4th: For the grand finale, Hyde Beach guests can enjoy cocktail specials and Red, White & Blue shots.  Plus, a specialty Independence Day BBQ – Truffle Fries, Corn on the Cobb, Robata Chicken Sandwich, Hyde Burger, Wagyu Hot Dog, signature Katsuya rolls, will be offered all weekend long.

More info on ticketing and table inquiries here.

1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach (at SLS South Beach), sbe.com/exclusives/4th-of-july-weekend-at-hyde-beach/

The Backyard at the Confidante Miami Beach

July 4th Miami - The Confidante Hotel Miami Beach

The Confidante Hotel is celebrating the Fourth in their backyard oasis all weekend long. From Saturday through Tuesday, the Confidante will host a Poolside BBQ with a live DJ, complimentary Jello Shots and themed cotton candy. Plus, $14 Cocktail Specials: Independence Spice with bourbon, lemon juice, blackberry, mint and sparkling wine, and the Tea Time with bourbon, lemon juice, iced tea and ginger beer.

Take a quick break from the Poolside BBQ on Sunday and swing by Nina’s House from 1-5PM for TrendWalk – a showcase of fashion and lifestyle pop-ups with all the hottest summer must-haves.

Saturday, July 1st – Tuesday, July 4th; Poolside BBQ, noon – 6PM

4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach,  , @theconfidantehotel, theconfidantemiamibeach.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/the-backyard.html

Artisan Beach House

Artisan Beach House - July 4th Miami

The Artisan Beach House at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour is hosting the ultimate VIP Fourth of July soiree. For $150 per person, enjoy a night on the restaurant’s waterfront terrace with front row views of a spectacular fireworks show, passed appetizers, choice of entrée and open bar/bottle service from 7 – 10PM.  Guests are then welcome to head down to the hotel’s pool area to enjoy drink specials and watch the fireworks display from the beach.

July 4th: 7 – 10PM

10295 Collins Avenue (at The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour), 305-455-5460, @ArtisanBeachHouseMia

More July 4th Fireworks and BBQ on the Water

Kiki on the River

July 4th Miami - Kiki on the River

Kiki on the River is Miami’s newest indoor/outdoor Mediterranean island-inspired dining destination on the riverfront.   Starting at noon, Kiki be offering cocktail and drink specials including pitchers of River Spirits made with gin, Aperol, watermelon juice and champagne, Berry Mojito and Skinny Colada. Looking for something less grand? Try the Spicy Kiki Mule with vodka, mango, cayenne pepper, lime and ginger.

To enhance the festivities, Kiki’s Chef Steve Rhee will offer a special menu of Greek-inspired American classics like the Greek Style Burger made with ½ lbs Angus Beef Patty or dry-rubbed Baby Back Ribs finished with Ladolemono sauce. The celebrations continue well past sunset when Kiki’s guests will be treated to a private fireworks show on the Miami River.

July 4th; Noon – Close.

50 NW North River Drive, Miami, kikiontheriver.com, @kikiontheriver

Nikki Beach Miami on South Beach

Nikki Beach Miami July 4th Miami

Nikki Beach Miami, the quintessential South of France style beach club known for it’s joie de vivre and larger than life celebrations does 4th of July the good, beachside – with explosive beats by DJ Crespo and over-the-top burgers –such as the Donut Burger featuring beef, bacon and American cheese smashed on a glazed donut, Watch the massive fireworks display across the South Beach sky, while reclining on the beach club’s luxurious day beds.

July 4th , Noon – 11PM; door entry: $20.00 and Burger Specials start at $10 each

One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, nikkibeach.com/destinations/beach-clubs/miami-beach/, @nikkibeachmiami

Rusty Pelican on Biscayne Bay

Rusty Pelican, known for its dazzling waterfront views, is inviting diners to join them for their top floor Fourth of July celebration. For $55 per adult (including two drink tickets for beer or wine), and $25 per child, enjoy an evening of live entertainment, dancing, dining and party favors with the most outstanding views of Miami’s fireworks over Biscayne Bay.

Indulge in a lavish dinner buffet including Grilled Mahi-Mahi and St. Louis BBQ Ribs with whiskey barbecue sauce and decadent desserts including a Homemade Mini Apple Pie made with Granny Smith apples and brandy.

July 4th from 7 – 10PM

3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, @rustypelicanmiami, therustypelican.com

River Yacht Club on Miami River

July 4th Miami - Kiki on the River

River Yacht Club, the premier lifestyle oasis located on the Miami River, will host a special Fourth of July edition of their popular ‘Rock My Boat’ brunch party, with entertainment provided by one of RYC’s resident DJs. Independence Day a la carte brunch items include Lobster Benedict with Maine lobster, plus,  throwback cocktails like the Gin -N-Juice.

July 4th; Brunch from Noon – 5PM.  The restaurant will remain open until 11PM that evening for those who want to view the fireworks show from the beautiful Miami River.

401 SW Third Avenue on the Miami River, 305-200-5716, riveryachtclub.com, @riveryachtclub

 Frost Science on Biscayne Bay

July 4th Miami - Frost Museum Gulf Stream Aquarium Oculus

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is kicking off Fourth of July with a (big) bang! From 6pm to 9:30pm, guests can take part in the celebration with a live DJ, BBQ-style food available for purchase and fireworks across Biscayne Bay. In addition, the museum’s exhibitions will be open throughout the night with planetarium laser light shows running every 15 minutes.

July 4th from 6 – 9:30PM.  Museum admission is reduced for this day: $21 for Adults; $15 for Children under 11; & free for Frost Science members.

1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, frostscience.org, @FrostMuseum

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