What’s Happening in Orlando on the 4th of July?

Special Events

Red, White & Brew
25 Wall Street Orlando, FL 32801
Wednesday, July 3 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Thursday, July 4 from 4 p.m. 2 a.m.
No cover both nights, 21+ only.
Head to Wall St. Plaza in downtown Orlando for two nights of patriotic block parties with great food, outdoor games, tons of giveaways, live music and more. All of Wall St. Plaza’s member bars will be participating.

AdventHealth Watermelon 5K
Park Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789
Thursday, July 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Registration from $30, 17 & under and 65 & over: $10 OFF through July 3
Start your Independence Day the right way with a 5k! Join friends, family and neighbors for a morning celebration featuring ice cold watermelon and American pride. AdventHealth is happy to sponsor this 5k in support of our military veterans.

Morse Museum of American Art
445 North Park Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789
Thursday, July 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free admission
At this year’s Fourth of July celebration, family and friends may visit the museum free of charge. On view now is Earth Into Art—The Flowering of American Art Pottery, an exhibit hailing the distinctly American art pottery that emerged after the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition in Philadelphia. The public may also experience the Morse Museum’s renowned collection of works by American design master Louis Comfort Tiffany.

MetroWest MusicWORKS 
2100 S. Hiawassee Road Orlando, FL 32835
Thursday, July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Free admission
This family-friendly community event includes live performances by Will Donato & Absolute Queen, a variety of food and drinks for purchase, vendors and amazing fireworks.

Red, White & Blues on the Plaza
101 W. Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Saturday, July 6 from 6-8 p.m.
Free admission
Extend the celebration through the weekend by enjoying classic blues performed by the Grimes Alley Blues Band. Based in Central Florida, the four-member band is a local favorite. Bring a chair or grab a hanging swing and enjoy this free live outdoor music performance with scenic downtown Winter Garden as the backdrop.

Fun in the Park & Fireworks

Baldwin Park Fireworks
New Broad Street Orlando, FL 32814
Wednesday, July 3 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Boutique shops and restaurants are all within walking distance of the Lake Baldwin where the fireworks will be setup for a nice family night out to celebrate America’s Independence Day.

Crane’s Roost Park Fireworks
274 Cranes Roost Blvd. Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Wednesday, July 3 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Come rain or shine, Red Hot & Boom will deliver an unforgettable night of great performances, mouthwatering eats and beautifully synchronized fireworks. Live bands sponsored by Top 40 radio station XL 106.7 play at the amphitheater leading up to the 25-minute fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m.

Mount Dora Fireworks
100 N. Donnelly Street Mount Dora, FL 32757
Wednesday, July 3 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
The annual “Freedom on the Waterfront” features live music, kid’s activities and ends with fireworks above the waterfront at Elizabeth Evans Park.

Central Park
251 S. Part Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789
Thursday, July 4 from 9 a.m. to noon
Free admission
Winter Park’s July 4th Celebration includes family activities, live patriotic music by the Bach Festival Choir, and such summer picnic favorites as hot dogs and watermelon.

Lake Eola Park Fireworks
512 East Washington Street, Orlando, FL 32801
Thursday, July 4 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer for the 42nd annual Fireworks at the Fountain. Festivities will include a kids play area, live music, and food and beverages available for purchase. The evening concludes with a spectacular firework display in celebration of our nation’s freedom.

Theme Park Events

Magic Kingdom Fireworks 
1200 W. Monorail Way Orlando, FL 32830
Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.
Included with regular theme park admission
The Magic Kingdom at Disney World launches their fireworks show, “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky,” created specifically for Independence Day. Fireworks explode behind Cinderella Castle as classic American songs are played throughout the park.

SeaWorld Fireworks 
7007 Sea World Drive Orlando, FL 32821
Thursday, July 4 at 9:45 p.m.
Included with regular theme park admission
The night sky will light up with fireworks, pyrotechnics and lasers during a one-of-a-kind, patriotic finale to “Ignite,” SeaWorld’s new end-of-day spectacle.

Universal Studios Weekend Celebration
6300 Universal Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819
Thursday, July 4 to Saturday, July 6 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Included with regular theme park admission
This three-day celebration features live music, food, rides, and fun for all the family. Feast your eyes on breathtaking pyrotechnics display with confetti cannons over the Music Plaza starting at 9 p.m., followed by Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration at 9:45 p.m. in Central Park.


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