Fireworks at the Fountain Orlando

Get ready for Independence Day celebrations, festivals, wine dinners and more this week.


Red Hot and Boom
Monday, July 3, 4-11pm
Cranes Roost Park
FREE Admission

P is for Pie Pre-Independence Day Pie Eating Contest
Monday, July 3, 5pm
Redlight Redlight


Florida Hospital Watermelon 5k
Tuesday, July 4, 7am
251 Park Avenue South, Winter Park

City of Orlando Fireworks at the Fountain at Lake Eola Park
Tuesday, July 4, 4-10pm
Lake Eola Park
FREE Admission

Jul-Eye 4th Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 6:30-11pm
I-Drive 360
FREE Admission


Orlando City vs. Toronto FC
Wednesday, July 5, 7:30pm
Orlando City Stadium
$20 and up

Orlando Paints
Wednesday, July 5, 6:30-9pm
Barley & Vine Orlando

Paint your own masterpiece at Barley & Vine Biergarten with Orlando Paints on July 5 at 6:30pm.


Apopka Food Truck Roundup
Thursday, July 6, 5:30-9pm
Apopka Food Truck Round Up
FREE Admission (Menu prices vary)

1st Thursdays at Orlando Museum of Art: Heroes
Thursday, July 6, 6-9pm
Orlando Museum of Art
FREE Admission

Summer Laser Extravaganza
July 6-8
Seminole State Planetarium

Choose from 10 different laser shows July 6-8 at the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium.


First Friday Festival
Friday, July 7, 5:30-9:30pm
Baldwin Park First Friday Festival
FREE Admission

ArOi-Dee Thai Pop-Up Wine Dinner
Friday, July 7, 7-10pm
Swirlery Wine Bar

The 2017 Florida Burlypicks Competition
Friday, July 7, 8pm
The Venue

First Friday Salsa
Friday, July 7, 8pm-11:59pm
The Balcony Orlando


Yoga and Wine in the Park
Saturday, July 8, 8am-9:30am
Lake Eola

Orlando Book Festival
Saturday, July 8, 10am-5pm
Orlando Public Library
FREE Admission

East End Sessions: Big Tiki
Saturday, July 8, 2-5pm
East End Market
FREE Admission

RumFest 13 – Rum & Reggae Festival
Saturday, July 8, 5-9pm
Wall Street Plaza

An Evening with Bill Maher
Saturday, July 8, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center, Walt Disney Theater
$45 and up

An Evening with Bill Maher at Dr. Phillips Center
Catch Bill Maher at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts July 8, 2017.


Fleet Farming Orlando Swarm Ride
Sunday, July 9, 9am-12pm
East End Market
FREE Admission

Float at Aloft Pool Party
Sunday, July 9, 3-6pm
Aloft Orlando Downtown
FREE Admission

Orlando Food Truck Bazaar
Sunday, July 9, 5-8pm
Macy’s at Fashion Square Mall
FREE Admission (Menu prices vary)

July Pop Up Marketplace!
Sunday, July 9, 12-3pm
West Elm, Orlando
FREE Admission


Extended Weekend Hours at Orlando Science Center
Fridays & Saturdays through August 12, 2017, 5-9pm
Orlando Science Center
Enjoy adult beverages for purchase after 6pm, full access to exhibits, planetary viewings in the Crosby observatory, and more!
$20.95/person, free for members

Enjoy extended hours at the Orlando Science Center Friday and Saturday nights from 5-9pm with adult drinks, full access to exhibits, planetary observations, and more. Photo by Roberto Gonzalez

A look ahead…

7/10: United for a Purpose benefitting The American Heart Association at The Citrus Club

7/12: Orlando Story Club: Is It Love? At The Abbey

7/12: Summertime “Me Time” Girls’ Night Out Dinner at Chroma

7/12: Finding Your Inner Artist: a LIVE Painting Event at Edgewater Branch Library

7/13: The Dead Pour: Paints and Pints at Dead Lizard Brewing Company

7/13: Popcorn Flicks in the Park featuring Beauty and the Beast in Central Park

7/13: Alive After 5 in Historic Downtown Sanford

7/13: Nerd Nite Orlando at The Geek Easy

7/13: Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk

7/14: Vive la France Party at East End Market

7/15: Coast to Table Beer Lunch with Playalinda Brewery at Millenia 106

7/15: Sanford Art Walk

7/15: Highball & Harvest Summer Food and Booze Series: Bourbon

7/15: Tacos and Tequila at Cheyenne Saloon

7/19: Epic Double Date at King’s Ridge Golf Club

7/22: Thornton Park District Putt-N-Pour Miniature Golf & Pub Crawl

Feature image credit: City of Orlando