4th of July Weekend in the City of Miami

Published on July 02, 2020

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This year’s Independence Day celebration will be different than usual, with community fireworks shows cancelled and all beaches closed due to COVID-19. As the number of new cases of COVID-19 continues rising across Florida, Miamians are urged to remain vigilant and take measures to ensure that any private July 4th gathering with family and friends is held in a safe, responsible way.

Suggestions for Celebrating at Home:   

  • Practice social distancing
  • Wear a mask at all times, even with family and friends from different households 
  • Limit the size of your gathering 
  • If you have a gathering at home and your visitors are from a hot spot, they need to quarantine and avoid contact with others.
  • If you travel to a hot spot, you should quarantine at home for 14 days when you return If you will be out in the sun, please protect yourself by wearing sunscreen
  • Review these firework safety tips if you plan on holding a backyard show  

Here are a few creative ideas for enjoying this 4th of July weekend, while still protecting yourself and others:  

  • Enjoy a walk at one of the City of Miami parks open to visitors. 
  • If you decide to be on the water this weekend, please read Miami-Dade County’s guidelines on boating & waterways.
  • Get out for a bike ride with your family
  • Stream the spectacular fireworks show from the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. or check it out on PBS.    

The following City facilities and services will be closed on Friday, July 3 for the Independence Day holiday and reopen on Monday, July 6 unless otherwise noted:  

  • City of Miami Riverside Center Offices
  • Miami City Hall 
  • COVID-19 Mobile Testing Units and Call Centers – reopen Sunday, July 5
  • City of Miami Beaches – reopen Tuesday, July 7