Star-Spangled Events: The Haute 5 Fourth of July Parties in Miami

Fontainebleau for the Fourth

There’s nothing better than a little R&R during a holiday weekend. Unwind at the Fontainebleau this Sunday by the pool and enjoy fabulous fireworks at night. As a revered Miami Beach landmark for more than 50 years set on 22 oceanfront acres, Fontainebleau Miami Beach boasts 1,504 new guestrooms and suites outfitted with iMacs; 11 restaurants and lounges, most notably Gotham Steak, Scarpetta and Hakkasan; two dynamic nightlife venues; the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa with mineral-rich water therapies and co-ed swimming pools; and a dramatic oceanfront poolscape. It’s sure to please this Independence Day!

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 866.940.4512;

Special Fourth of July Celebration at Sunset Lounge, Mondrian

Mondrian, Michael Capponi and friends invite guests to celebrate the fourth of July in style, poolside starting at 11 a.m. this Sunday, July 4 at Mondrian. Joining the ranks of The Florida Room at Delano and Shore Club’s Skybar, the indoor/outdoor lounge offers the only bayside destination for watching the sunset over Miami’s downtown skyline. Designed by international superstar Marcel Wanders, Sunset Lounge is comprised of multiple spaces, including the lobby bar and lounge with Wanders’ signature silent bell light fixtures and a grand black spiraling staircase; as well as the poolside area with private cabanas created from curtains of living foliage, a tented adult–sized sandbox and a labyrinth garden with discrete “kissing corners.” Catering to Miami’s elite, Mondrian and Capponi bring beautiful people and scenery together at this luxurious bay front pool party celebration. In true fourth of July spirit, Asia de Cuba will feature a BBQ themed brunch menu with BBQ Chicken, Pork Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Corn Muffins, Corn on the Cob, Watermelon and other delicious items including a mixed bbq plate which can be enjoyed poolside. Drink specials will include $32 buckets of beer and specialty red white and blue cocktail pitchers for $65. Eat, drink and play late into the night with a front row seat to some of the best firework views Miami has to offer. Sounds by DJs Marc Sacheli and Keidy. Massages and spa services will be offered and private cabanas are available upon request. Jet Ski rentals available upon request.

1100 West Ave., Miami Beach; For reservations, call 305.514-1983; For Marina and Jet Ski reservations call 305.514.1983;

“SUN-DAZE at Shore Club” Parties for the USA on July 4th

Skybar at Shore Club’s summer pool party, SUN-DAZE at the Shore Club, will continue its Sunday festivities with a special poolside BBQ on July 4th. Skybar has been a Miami Beach landmark since opening in 2003 at Morgans Hotel Group’s Shore Club. The outdoor/indoor oasis with four distinct settings—the Redroom, Redroom Garden, Sandbar, and Rumbar— blend together to create a sanctuary under the stars. A labyrinth of gardens with secret passageways, alcoves, open areas and a succession of different outdoor “rooms,” unfolds like different acts in a play, each offering a new scene and mood. Guests are invited to lounge poolside from 1 p.m. till midnight while they savor delicious cocktails and indulge in the sumptuous BBQ. Resident DJ Jason Vernau will spin from morning until night. Known as a place to see and be scene, SUN-DAZE at the Shore Club is the ultimate adult playground for South Beach revelers.

1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; For reservations, call 786.276.6772 or email;

Red, White and Blue Salvation Sunday at W Fort Lauderdale

Salvation Sundays on W Fort Lauderdale’s WET Deck is set to continue the July 4th celebration with a special RED, WHITE AND BLUE celebration on Monday, July 5th from noon till sunset. Gerber Group continues to bring you the hottest pool party in Broward with this special edition of Salvation Sunday at WET. The party will feature 50 percent off Grey Goose bottles, $50 pitchers of mojitos, and $25 buckets of Corona and Modelo. Sounds by DJ Danny Stern & Kevin Graham. There won’t be any sexier party to finish the holiday weekend then Salvation at WET.

401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; For reservations, call 954.414.8308 or WBFLL@GERBERBARS.COM;

Fisher Island Hotel & Resort

Fisher Island Hotel & Resort, a private, exclusive 48-room boutique property located offshore, just minutes from South Miami Beach, is offering guests a weekend full of entertainment and activities, as well as exceptional savings this July 4. With the resort’s “One More Night” package, guests who book four nights stay for the price of three, representing 25 percent off regular rates.

Hotel guests are invited to participate in all of Fisher Island’s Independence Day events. Special July 4 activities and entertainment options include:

  • A live performance by Elastic Bond, a tropical, urban band, at the Beach Club on the night of July 3;
  • Family-friendly carnival games, face painting, arts and crafts, and more on July 4 afternoon;
  • And a spectacular fireworks show, barbeque and live music provided by a DJ at the Vanderbilt Mansion during the evening of July 4

7 Fisher Island Drive; Miami Beach; 305.535.6000;