Okay, July 4 is on a Tuesday this year. Translation: we’re all going to go to parties on July 1st, maybe the 2nd. Close enough, right? So it’s not the actual day we gained independence from the U.K., but Americans aren’t that big on preserving the sanctity of their legal holidays. (If you question this, ask any Irish person if they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Or if they’d ever dream of drinking green beer.)
For some of the area’s better fireworks celebrations, check out the Miami Herald’s website. Of note:
• The AARP Model Search, one of the few celebrations that actually happens on July 4 (apparently retirees don’t have to go to work on Wednesday morning). What does this have to do with the 4th of July? Whatever, doesn’t matter, it’s hilarious.
• Watch the U.S. Department of Homeland Security naturalize new American citizens on the beach at 10th and Ocean, also July 4
• A surprisingly-affordable party at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, on July 1.
Just don’t go to the party at the Seaquarium, that place is depressing.
4th of July celebrations [Miami Herald]