25+ Things to do for 4th of July Weekend in Orlando

Festivities for 4th of July Weekend in Orlando 2018

There’s no better way to spark fireworks with your date than to go and watch the real thing! Pack a basket with your favorite goodies, grab a blanket and head out to one of these July 4th celebrations for a spectacular display! There are loads of events beginning Sunday, July 1, and spanning the entire 4th of July weekend in Orlando. Take your pick from our curated list of best bets:


Lake Nona Great American Block Party
Sunday, July 1, 5-9pm
Lake Nona Town Center
Entertainment for the whole family includes a full kids’ zone, stilt walkers, Beer Garden and live music from the Classic Airwaves. Enjoy complimentary watermelon, Sno Cones, and fresh red, white & blue lemonade. Plus, a Pie Baking Contest at 7pm with Apple Pie a la mode afterwards.
Fireworks begin at 9pm.

23rd Annual Red Hot & Boom
Tuesday, July 3, 4-11pm
Cranes Roost Park
Free event hosted by The City of Altamonte Springs and XL 106.7 FM featuring a fireworks display, free music all day long, family fun, food, and more.
Fireworks begin at 9:30pm

4th of July weekend in Orlando
Image credit: Red Hot and Boom

Mount Dora Freedom on the Waterfront
Tuesday, July 3, 5pm 
Elizabeth Evans Park, Mount Dora
Old-fashioned celebration of Independence Day. Festivities begin at 5pm with live music, kids activities & fireworks.
Fireworks begin at dusk.

Baldwin Park Independence Bash
Tuesday, July 3, 6-11pm
Downtown Baldwin Park
Enjoy a festival with artisans, food trucks, a beer garden, face painting, activities and more plus live music and a fireworks display.
Fireworks begin at 9:15pm.

4th of July on Florida’s Space Coast
July 3 – 5
Port Canaveral, Cocoa, Viera, Palm Bay, Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa Beach
Three days of family-fun and fireworks! Night after night, you can celebrate on the laid-back shores of Florida’s Space Coast and enjoy a spectacular Independence Day display that will light up the night sky.
Fireworks start times vary; check website for details, times and locations.

Stars and Stripes July 4th Lakefront Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 12pm-10pm
St. Cloud Lakefront
All day entertainment, Kid Zone, water slide all day $5 for kids, beer garden, vendors and fireworks.
Fireworks begin at 9pm.

New Smyrna Beach 4th of July Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 4-9:30pm
Riverside Park, New Smyrna Beach
Gourmet food trucks, live music, fireworks and more.
Fireworks begin at 9:15pm.

Fireworks at the Fountain
Wednesday, July 4, 4-10pm
Lake Eola Park
Festivities will begin at 4 p.m. and include a kids play area, live music, beer garden, and food and beverages available for purchase. The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display in celebration of our nation’s freedom.
Fireworks begin at 9:15pm.

City of Orlando Fireworks at the Fountain
Fireworks at the Fountain. Image credit: City of Orlando

Star Spangled Sanford
Wednesday, July 4, 4-10pm
Fort Mellon Park on the Sanford RiverWalk
Enjoy live music, great food and drinks!
Fireworks begin at 9pm.

Avalon Park 4th of July Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 5-9pm
Downtown Avalon Park
Join in on the fun with an apple pie bake-off, bike parade, food trucks, music and more.
Fireworks begin at 9pm.

Winter Springs Celebration of Freedom
Wednesday, July 4, 5-9:30pm
Central Winds Park
Live entertainment, Winter Springs Got Talent competition, kid’s area and vendors plus an evening fireworks finale. 
Fireworks begin at 9:10pm.

Monumental 4th of July
Wednesday, July 4, 5-9:30pm
Kissimmee Lakefront Park
Celebrate with host Joey Fatone and live music from Doug E. Fresh, C+C Music Factory, and the Gerry Williams Band. There’s something for the whole family to enjoy with the KUA Kids Zone, craft and food vendors, and a fireworks grand finale.
Fireworks begin at 9pm.

Party in the Park
Wednesday, July 4, 6pm
Newtown Park, Winter Garden
Live music, family activities, food and more. Parking is available at Health Central Park and Dillard Street Elementary.
Fireworks begin at 9:15pm.

Red, White and BOOM!
Wednesday, July 4, 6-10pm
Waterfront Park, Clermont
4th of July celebration at Waterfront Park filled with traditional Americana-type activities for all ages and ending with fireworks over Lake Minneola.
Fireworks begin at 9:15pm.

Fourth of July at Walt Disney World Resort
Wednesday, July 4
Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios
Included with admission
Fireworks display times vary from 9pm-10pm.


Fourth of July Fireworks
Wednesday, July 4, 9pm
Grande Lakes Orlando
Enjoy a complimentary fireworks display over the Grande Lake.
FREE; resort guests only
**Resort guests only**
Fireworks begin at 9pm.

Independence Day Feast at Highball & Harvest
Wednesday, July 4, 5-9:30pm
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Join us for a buffet that will pay homage to the cuisine of the era with a southern twist. Florida craft beers, cask wines, hand crafted cocktails coupled with live entertainment make for the perfect celebration.
Reservations required; 407-393-4648.
$75/adult, $30/child 12 and under, plus tax and gratuity

Image credit: Grande Lakes Orlando

4th of July Week at Reunion Resort
July 2 – 8
Reunion Resort
Resort guests can partake in various resort activities including a patriotic footgolf challenge, water park party, bike parade, family cookout, and fireworks. 
Activity prices vary
**Resort guests only**
Fireworks begin at 10pm on Tuesday, July 3.

Fourth of July at Omni Orlando
July 4 – 8
Omni Orlando Resort Championsgate
Celebrate with fun activities for resort guests including a dive-in movie, complimentary mimosas at the spa, golf specials, and two fireworks displays.
**Resort guests only**
Fireworks begin at 9pm on July 4 and 7.

Orlando World Center Marriott
Available June 29 – July 8
Orlando World Center Marriott
Holiday Fireworks Package includes Upgraded Pool View Room with premium vistas of resort fireworks display, $25 Daily Resort Credit, and free self parking Rates from $229 per night (use promotion code HO9).


Red, White & Brew
July 3 & 4
Wall St Plaza
Two-day celebration with live music, food and drink specials, outdoor games, a karaoke competition and more.
FREE Admission

4th of July Weekend in Orlando - Red White and Brew at Wall St Plaza
Image credit: Wall St Plaza

Florida Hospital Watermelon 5k
Wednesday, July 4, 7:30am
Park Avenue, Winter Park
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.
$33 and up

23rd Annual 4th of July Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 9am-12pm
Central Park, Winter Park
Wear your red, white and blue, bring a blanket or beach chair, and gather with family and friends to enjoy this Winter Park tradition. FREE hot dogs, watermelon and water will be available for all to enjoy, while supplies last.

Independence Day Open House
Wednesday, July 4, 9:30am-4pm
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
The Museum is open for free on Independence Day in conjunction with the City of Winter Park’s 23rd Annual 4th of July Celebration in Central Park.

Independence Day Parade
Wednesday, July 4, 10am
Downtown Mount Dora
An Old-Fashioned, Independence Day Parade in Beautiful downtown Mount Dora.

Fourth of July Summer Picnic
Wednesday, July 4, 11:30am-5pm
The Ravenous Pig
Feast on an exclusive Summer Picnic menu featuring backyard-bbq favorites. Reservations available, call 407-628-2333.
Menu prices vary

4th of July Weekend in Orlando picnic at The Ravenous Pig

Fourth of July at ICON Orlando
Wednesday, July 4, 4-10pm
ICON Orlando
Celebrate all evening with a pyro and light show, unlimited ICON Orlando rides, 1 free drink and popcorn per person, games, and more.
$44.44/adult, $34.44/child

Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 4pm-1am
M Lounge
Enjoy live music, drink specials all night, and food trucks to treat your taste buds.
Free admission; VIP package with open bar $40/person

Red White & Blues on the Plaza
Saturday, July 7, 7-9pm
Centennial Plaza, Downtown Winter Garden
Come Downtown and spend some time on the swings or bring a chair and listen to the blues performed by Mud Rooster.

Feature image credit: Orlando World Center Marriott

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