A Guide to Fourth of July in Surfside

By: Surfside Jun 28, 2019
Independence Day is one of the most festive holidays in the United States, and as such, it's a great time to get outside for the day and enjoy your surroundings. In Surfside, there are so many ways to celebrate Fourth of July - eating BBQ, enjoying a day at the pool or beach, and watching Fourth of July fireworks.

Ways to Celebrate the Holiday


Eat American

Surfside features a diverse array of restaurants that offer the finest American cuisine so you can celebrate the holiday by feasting on some American culinary classics. Head to Backyard BBQ and Brew for choice cuts of smoked meats and BBQ classics, drop-in to Araxi Burger for some of the best burgers in Town or slide into a booth at Flanigan’s to enjoy platters of chicken tenders, coleslaw and fries. Whatever the choice, you’ll be more than satisfied.
Backyard BBQ and Brew
9460 Harding Avenue
Surfside, FL
Araxi Burger
9551 Harding Avenue
Surfside, FL
Flanigan’s Seafood Bar & Grill
9516 Harding Avenue
Surfside, FL


A great American pastime, picnicking is a fantastic way to enjoy some quality time with family and friends. Surfside’s local park on 96th Street has a shaded area to lay out a spread, a playground for tots and a grassy field perfect for lawn games. Or head to the beach with your favorite blanket and umbrella to fully delight in Surfside’s beautiful views!
96th Street Park
9580 Bay Drive
Surfside, FL

A Day at the Pool  

There is nothing better than a summer day spent at the pool. Slather on some sunscreen, grab an umbrella and dive in. A day cooling off and getting some exercise in the pool is a classic way to spend this Patriotic holiday. With food and beverage service at many of our local hotel pools, the most difficult question may just be – which one?

Watch the Fireworks

For an evening for two, head to the Grand Beach Hotel for a delicious oceanside dinner followed by cocktails at the SkyBar for a rooftop view of the fireworks show. That’s something you can celebrate! 
Grand Beach Hotel Surfside Skybar
9449 Harding Avenue, 12th Floor
Surfside, FL

Celebrate with the Community

Light up your Fourth of July this year and join the Town of Surfside to celebrate the red, white and blue! Hosted at the Surfside Community Center, Surfside is celebrating Independence Day with an all-day festival that includes live music, swim races, and arts and crafts.
The celebration kicks off with swim races in the pool at 2:00 pm, followed by live music at 3:00 pm, and a spectacular firework display on the beach starting just after sundown at 9:00 pm. There will be prizes for swim race winners, crafts, a photo booth, live music, a DJ, and so much more.

Fourth of July Necessities

Don’t forget your swimsuit, sunscreen, a hat, and if you’re participating in a swim race, bring a swim cap and goggles! With fun for all ages, don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the nation’s birthday with the Town of Surfside.
4th of July Event | 2:00 pm
Surfside Community Center
9301 Collins Avenue
Surfside, FL
Residents are FREE with identification showing a current Surfside address. Any guests must be accompanied by a Surfside resident. Non-Residents are $5.00. For more information about the 4th of July event please call (305) 866-3635 or visit for more details.

Learn More About Surfside

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