Independence Day!

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The Fourth of July is Key Biscayne's favorite and biggest celebration attracting as many as 10,000 spectators! The 63rd annual Forth of July parade will take place this Monday, rain or shine, and begins promptly at 11 a.m. with the highly anticipated Makos fly over, courtesy of the Air Force 93rd Fighter Squadron from the Homestead Air Reserve Base.

Keep in mind:

  • It will be HOT! Be sure to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen and protective gear such as sun shirts and hats.
  • Walk, bike, and bring your patience! Parking is limited and the staging area will be on Fernwood.
  • Road closures: During the parade, the southbound lanes of Crandon Blvd from Harbor Drive to West Enid Drive will be closed. The two northbound lanes of Crandon Blvd will be reduced to one lane traveling north and one lane traveling south.
  • Your Key Biscayne Police and Fire Rescue are always available for you! If you need assistance or are not feeling well, first responders will be at the parade. They can also be dispatched immediately by calling 911.

Beginning at 10:30 AM, The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne will host the annual Independence Day picnic at the Village Green.

For more information or to register to be part of the parade (there is still time!), visit kb4.org.


Public Safety Open House & Safety Tips

Join your Key Biscayne Fire Rescue and Key Biscayne Police Departments this Independence Day at the Fire Rescue Station for a chance to step away from the heat and pick up bike helmets and lights for kids as part of the Village's Scoot Safe campaign. 

Click on the buttons below for tips from Chief Lang and Chief Sousa

on how to stay safe while having fun this Independence Day. 


Fireworks are BACK! 

The Village of Key Biscayne is pleased to announce the return of the Independence Day Fireworks Display! 

Set to light up the beach at sunset, the fireworks display is a Key Biscayne tradition that is not-to-be-missed. Tune into 88.9 FM WDNA to hear the fireworks music simulcast.

The fireworks display is dependent on weather conditions. Please plan accordingly. 


Beach Sargassum Update

How much seaweed has been taken away in the last month?

Seaweed season showed up a little earlier this year than last year. In the months of April, May, and June, the Village has had 1,320, 800 and 640 cubic yards (respectively) of sargassum hauled off our beach. That is beyond what is deep buried into the sand and is equivalent to 138 dump trucks. 


What is the expectation is for July 4th weekend?

Village staff is currently monitoring wind conditions. The forecast thus far appears to be shifting to a moderate southeasterly breeze this week and into the holiday weekend. This will likely result in moderate, seasonal levels of seaweed accumulation. 


What are we doing?

Throughout the summer and especially over the holiday weekend, Beach Raker is actively clearing seaweed off the beach to the best of their ability.


In the long term, the Village is still engaging with Miami-Dade County to see if we can establish a location for seaweed composting similar to what is being done successfully by the City of Ft. Lauderdale.

Your Village Government 

Mayor Michael W. Davey

Vice Mayor Brett Moss


Franklin H. Caplan

Luis Lauredo

Edward London

Allison McCormick

Ignacio J. Segurola

 Village Manager Steve Williamson

Village Clerk Jocelyn Brewster Koch

Village Attorneys Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman


Comments? Questions? Suggestions?

Send an email to communications@keybiscayne.fl.gov