CocoWalk to host July 4th festivities

It’s already the 4th of July, so it must be time for the fifth annual Independence Hot Dog Eating Competition at CocoWalk.

This year’s family event begins at 1 p.m. and includes live music with Mr. Ree, along with Timmy the balloon twister and Annie the face painter, from 1- 4 p.m. The newest addition, Express Your Sole! sponsored by Maui Nix, features a local artist who will customize your new canvas shoes.

The annual hot dogeating contest is always a crowd favorite and will take place in the Courtyard at 4 p.m. This year’s contest is sponsored by Paragon Grove 13.

Last year’s champion, Juan Angel, consumed 10 hot dogs in 10 minutes and walked away with more than $1,000 in gifts and prizes! Runner-up Daniel Encinosa managed seven dogs and received a prize package worth $150.

CocoWalk is looking for five competitors willing to eat as many hot dogs as they can in 10 minutes, but only one can take home the coveted title Hot Dog Eating Champion and collect the grand prize package. An assortment of fantastic prizes for all the game winners and runners-up are provided by the CocoWalk merchants and local businesses. Check <> for more details and updates.

And then the night only gets hotter when South Florida’s popular Sans of Tyme delivers Classic Rock from 7 to 11 p.m. Come Rock the Walk and watch the 9 p.m. fireworks in Peacock Park from any of our spacious outdoor balconies.

CocoWalk is an outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment center located in the heart of Coconut Grove. It has an attached parking garage and 24-hour security.

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