4th of July Fireworks Paddle & Hike

Yeah! This IS happening!!  Our 9th Annual Fireworks Paddle is taking place July 4th at VKOC.



  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Paddle or Hike
  • Music
  • For Paddlers:  boat or board, life jacket, paddle, and lights
  • For Hikers:  bug spray and thermacells for the group (wear good walking shoes you will need them)
  • Fun is FREE if you let it happen


PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED  You must bring your receipt or you will not be allowed in the park.  No refunds if you don't bring it and are denied entry.


Meet at VKOC starting at 6pm for a great cookout.  You know we don't skimp on the food so come hungry.  Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.  We will do our best to accommodate, 


We will have refreshments for everyone.  You may bring beer or wine just remember to drink in moderation.  Debauchery is okay but drunken debauchery is frowned upon.


Fireworks Paddle:

Launch Time is 8:00 pm  Fireworks start at 9pm.  That means be ready by 7:30pm


We will have anchors and line to raft up.  Feel free to bring your own as well.


What you can expect to see:

From the water:  Fireworks from South Beach and Bayfront Park shows from the comfort of our flotilla; Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, and the BIG SHOW -- Fisher Island.

The route is sheltered and away from direct boat channel traffic. We'll skirt the coast to avoid the other crazies.


From Land:  Fireworks from Fisher Island, South Beach, and Bayfront Park


We have food, cold drinks, clean bathrooms, and showers at Virginia Key Outdoor Center. Come celebrate. Wear your patriotic best!


Bring a towel, change of clothes, any comfort items you may like.  Cameras are strongly recommended.  Hikers, bring a seat for the beach or a blanket to sit or lay back.


Happy Independence Day !



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