The Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation holds its Holocaust Remembrance Project 2011 Awards Dinner. 6:30-10 p.m. JW Marriott Hotel Miami, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. Details: email@example.com or http://holocaust.hklaw.com/.
Stephen Goodman, an 11-year-old from Arizona, is on a mission to send thank-you cards to every United States soldier deployed overseas — approximately 180,000 cards. Help him out by visiting participating retail locations to personalize and print Mr. Goodman's original card design at the KODAK Picture Kiosk and deposit them in an onsite collection box. Details: www.kodak.com/go/FindStephen.
Celebrate freedom with fireworks and barbecue at Jungle Island's "4th of July Fireworks Bash." Watch the City of Miami's spectacular fireworks, feast on an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet and enjoy live music. Last but not least, watch out for special visits from the Jungle's animal friends. 6:30 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $5 military personnel and veterans. $14.95 children ages 3-10. $22.95 others. RSVP required. Details: (305) 400-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.jungleisland.com.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!
Enjoy one of the largest fireworks displays in South Florida at Bayfront Park for "America's Birthday Bash." A special "Kids' Zone" is open with inflatable slides, carousel rides and face painting. Indulge in classic American cuisine and spirits. 3-7 p.m. Kids' Zone. 9 p.m. fireworks. Bayfront Park, 301 N Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 358-7550 or www.bayfrontparkmiami.com.
Relax on Independence Day with spa treatments starting at $10, a personal cabana or a swim in the Mayfair Hotel & Spa's rooftop pool. Indulge in a barbecue buffet or cool off with sorbet. Noon-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. buffet. Mayfair Hotel & Spa, 3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove. Buffet $12.50 for children under 10. $18.95 adults. $75 cabana rental. Details: (305) 441-0000 or www.coconutgrovechamber.com.
Bring the whole family to an old-fashioned, Fourth of July picnic in Coconut Grove. Participate in lawn and board games, kite making, crafts and treasure hunts. Bring your own picnic or treat yourself to hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn and ice cream available for purchase. 11 a.m.- 4p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. Free for children under 6. $3 children ages 6-12. $5 others. Details: (305) 442-6866 or www.thebarnacle.org.
AMERICAN DREAM SONGS
Join a Fourth of July bash and fireworks extravaganza at the park. Indulge in an assortment of bites from gourmet food trucks such as Gastropod, Latin Burger and Fireman Derek's World-Famous Pies. Includes American folk and blues music performances. 5-10 p.m. Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 444-7270 or email@example.com or www.coconutgrovechamber.com.
Marvel at Fourth of July floats at a patriotic parade. 11 a.m. Village Green Park, 400 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. Details: (305) 365-8900 or www.keybiscayne.fl.gov.
Feast at a bayside barbecue under the lights of fireworks from downtown Miami, Key Biscayne and Miami Beach. Features burgers, barbecue chicken and baked beans alongside unlimited wine, margaritas and rum drinks. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Gibraltar at Grove Isle Hotel & Spa, Four Grove Isle Drive, Grove Isle. $10 children. $15 members. $20 others. RSVP suggested. Details: (305) 860-4381 or www.groveisle.com.
Splash into a patriotic poolside bash at The National Hotel Miami Beach's backyard oasis Aqua Bar & Grill. Savor classic American barbecue, sip on unlimited drinks and enjoy sounds by open-format DJ Brian at the hotel's 205-foot infinity pool. Stay until nightfall to watch fireworks on the hotel's oceanfront property. 4-7 p.m. The National Hotel Miami Beach, 1677 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $17 children. $34 adult. Additional $34 for unlimited drinks. RSVP suggested. Details: (305) 532-2311 or www.nationalhotel.com.
Relax at a posh waterfront Independence Day barbecue. Savor grilled-to-order burgers, Hebrew National hot dogs, barbecue chicken, pasta salad and house-made chips. Top it all off with classic American treats like apple and cherry pie. Iced tea and non-alcoholic beverages are also included. Features live, oceanfront entertainment and movies, ice cream and popcorn indoors for children. 5-10 p.m. barbecue. 9 p.m. fireworks. ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa, 10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. $35 children 11 and under, $65 others. Details: (305) 455-5400 or www.oneluxuryhotels.com.
The City of Doral celebrates Independence Day with musical performances by Latin fusion group Orquestra America and show band Boys Night Out. The night ends with a fireworks display. 7-9:30 p.m. JC Bermudez Park, 3000 NW 87th Ave., Doral. Free. Details: (305) 593-6725 or www.cityofdoral.com.
Pamper yourself for less during the fourth annual Miami Spa Month, featuring special treatments at top area spas for $99 plus tax and tip. Ends Aug. 31. Locations vary. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamispamonth.com.
Relax and mingle with young professionals for an evening of live performances by the Latin music and Beat poetry fusion group The Oscar Fuentes Combo. Culinary treats by 2B Asian Bistro and a complimentary glass of wine for members and county employees. 5-8 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $5 per drink. $15 wine and food. Admission is free. Details: (305) 375-1614 or email@example.com or www.historymiami.org.