What to Do in Orlando for Fourth of July Weekend

Altamonte Springs
July 3
Red Hot & Boom
Rain or shine, this free event will feature a great night of performances, mouthwatering eats and beautifully synchronized fireworks. Red Hot & Boom will be held from 4-11 p.m. at Cranes Roost Park with fireworks scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting).

Avalon Park
July 4
5-9 p.m.
Head out to downtown Avalon Park for a bike parade, apple pie bake-off, wet/dry bounce park and live entertainment. The evening will end with a spectacular 3D fireworks display. Pick up your glasses at locations around town including REMAX Innovation, Women’s Family Law, Home First Lending, Mulberry Street Bar & Grill.

Baldwin Park
July 3
Baldwin Park Independence Day Bash
Grab your friends, neighbors, kids and dogs and celebrate Independence Day at this free event, which takes place from 5:30-9:30 p.m. in the Village Center of Baldwin Park. There will be a festival with shopping, an artisan showcase, snacks and food trucks, a beer garden, face painting, balloon art, interactive activities and more. The day will end with a spectacular choreographed fireworks show over Lake Baldwin.

July 4
9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Gather at Celebration Town Center for this all-day celebration with kids’ activities, food and live entertainment. Schedule of events:
9 a.m. parade through town
4 p.m. event begins in Town Center with the sounds of DJ Joe Mike
6 p.m. Celebration Chorus performance
7:30 p.m. Mac McAnally live in concert
9:15 p.m. fireworks

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
In a tradition for the holiday dating from 1995, the museum provides free admission to its galleries on Independence Day in conjunction with Winter Park’s “Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration” in Central Park.

Downtown Orlando
July 3-4
Red, White & Brew Block Party
Start your Independence Day celebration a day early with Sam Adams drink specials, food, outdoor games, giveaways, live music from Adam Morena Project and more at Wall St. Plaza. On July 4, the celebration continues with more games, giveaways and a karaoke competition. No cover both nights. Must be 21 years old or older to enter.

July 4
Fireworks at the Fountain
Join thousands of Central Florida residents and visitors at Lake Eola Park for the 39th annual Fireworks at the Fountain event. Festivities start at 4 p.m. with activities for children, live music, and food and beverages available for purchase. The evening concludes with a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.

Visit the City of Orlando website to view a map of road closures that will be in effect throughout the day. Handicapped parking will be available on Rosalind Avenue between Jackson Street and Central Boulevard for the event. Please approach the road closure and show the police officer your handicapped designation for parking.

Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Enjoy “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” on July 3 and July 4 at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. The 14-minute fireworks spectacular rockets into the sky above Cinderella Castle at 9 p.m. on both nights and it is included in regular theme park admission.

On July 4, Epcot will feature some of guests’ favorite Disney characters dressed in patriotic attire throughout the afternoon at the American Adventure Pavilion. Voices of Liberty, the eight-part a capella group, will have special performances at American Gardens Theatre at 12:30 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. They also will perform inside the American Adventure Rotunda at 4:15 p.m. and 5 p.m. that day. Guests will also have the opportunity to catch the Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps outside at 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.

International Drive
July 1-4
The Orlando Eye will be lit in red, white and blue throughout the entire weekend.

July 1-4
Visit with Uncle Sam, President Abraham Lincoln, President Barack Obama and other American historical figures at Madame Tussauds, the world-famous wax museum.

July 4
City of Oviedo Independence Day Celebration
From 5-9 p.m., the City of Oviedo invites residents to enjoy live music, unlimited inflatables with the purchase of a wristband and fireworks at Oviedo Mall.

Tony Roma’s
On Independence Day, veterans and active military personnel can come in to the Tony Roma’s on International Drive and receive a free half rack of Baby Back Ribs with a side of fries and coleslaw when they present a valid military ID.

SeaWorld Orlando
July 2-3
Weekend Concerts
Park guests can enjoy performances from country music icon Lee Greenwood at Bayside Stadium. Greenwood has more than 30 albums to his credit and has received numerous industry awards including Grammy Top Male Vocal Performance and Male Vocalist with Country Music Association. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. and are included with park admission.

July 4
Fireworks Display
This Fourth of July, families and friends can enjoy one of Orlando’s most magnificent fireworks displays at SeaWorld Orlando. The night sky will light up as bursts of bright colors fill the air during this spectacular, patriotic-inspired show featuring the 13th Army Band, Florida National Guard. Fireworks are included with park admission and can best be viewed from Bayside Stadium. The patriotic musical performance begins at 10 p.m. with fireworks promptly following at approximately 10:45 p.m.

Winter Garden
July 4
Party in the Park
Gather the family for fun and games along Newton Park on Lake Apopka as well as crafts, food, vendors and more. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and the fireworks display will start at 9:15 p.m.

Winter Park
July 4
Watermelon 5k
Join friends, family and neighbors for a morning celebration featuring ice-cold watermelon and American pride along Park Avenue in Winter Park.

July 4
21st Annual Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
At this celebration in Winter Park’s Central Park, Mayor Steve Leary will lead a special presentation at 9:15 a.m. from the main stage which will include an “Oath of Allegiance” naturalization ceremony for 20 citizenship applicants, most of whom live or work in Winter Park. The ceremony will include remarks regarding the history of this monumental day, as well as congratulate our new American citizens on their historic milestone. The celebration will also feature live patriotic music performed by the Bach Festival Choir and Brass Ensemble, horse-drawn wagon rides, Orlando Cloggers, Rockin’ Roadster Road Show and much more! Children’s activities will include the annual bicycle parade at 9 a.m. (lineup begins at 8:30 a.m.) from City Hall to Central Park, as well as fun games and inflatables. Free hot dogs, watermelon and water will be available for all to enjoy, while supplies last. Help support the event vendors by purchasing chips and a soda to go with your hot dog.


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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