07/02/2012 10:50 am ET | Updated Jul 04, 2012

Fourth Of July Events Miami: BBQs, Pool Parties And Fireworks (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

From the day John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, America has been a rebel nation. Now, 236 years later, we still celebrate our independence with a bang.

There's no shortage of things to do in Miami this Fourth of July. Hit up any one of the area's biggest hotels for rocking pool parties with big name DJs from around the world, or pick from a multitude of parks, marinas, and racetracks to watch fireworks light up the 305 sky.

WATCH: Tips for throwing a Fourth of July party at home: