The Fourth of July will be here before we know it, and what better way to celebrate than a trip over to the beaches near Orlando for some exciting summertime events. Continue the great American tradition of celebrating 1776 with a classic summer trip to the beach!

There’s nothing more iconic than a Fourth of July full of swimsuits, sunshine, waves, an abundance of watermelon, and of course.. the beach! Whether you are looking for music, food, or fireworks, these 4th of July events at the beach are going to rock!

July 4th Events at Beaches Near Orlando

4th of July Weekend Festival
July 1 – 4
First Turn, Port Orange
Enjoy 17 Bands on 3 Stages, plus food vendors from all around Volusia County.
Tickets starting at $25

Ice Cream Beach 5k NSB
Saturday, July 1, 8:00am
Flagler Ave Boardwalk – Beach
Get your holiday weekend started off on the right foot with a 5k race on the beautiful beaches of New Smyrna. The race will Start and Finish on the beach; in front of the Flagler Ave Boardwalk in New Smyrna Beach. Ice Cream sample for each finisher will be given out near the finish line.
Registration starts at $25

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Star Spangled Summer Concert Series: Never Stop Believin'
Saturday, July 1, 7:15pm
Daytona Beach Bandshell
Never Stop Believin' will perform a Journey tribute, part of the Star Spangled Summer Concert Series, an annual free summer concert series that takes place on Saturday nights at the world’s most famous beach’s historic Daytona Beach Bandshell.

Located on the North end of the Daytona Beach Boardwalk, the concerts are an experience both locals and visitors alike look forward to every summer. Concert begins at 7:15 p.m. and fireworks over the ocean follow at 9:45 p.m.​

Daytona Beach Bandshell
Daytona Beach Bandshell – jganser Getty Images


Independence Day at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
Saturday, July 1, 10:30am – 2:30pm
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
Celebrate the birth of our Nation at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum! Discover over 130 years of maritime history as you explore one of the Nation’s largest and most authentic light stations and Climb 175 Feet to the top of Florida’s Tallest Lighthouse.

Enjoy guided tours of the world-famous lighthouse museum and family-oriented activities including workshops and kids crafts. All special activities are provided free of charge with regular admission.
Tickets starting at $1.95

“Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky” 2023 Fireworks Celebration Kickoff
Sunday, July 2, 5 PM – 10 PM
Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral
Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and head out to Port Canaveral for the July 2nd Fireworks event! This family-friendly event will include a kids zone, a DJ, and face painting. Plus ice cream, food trucks, and local vendors!
The festivities begin at 5:00 pm and the fireworks will launch after dark at 9:00pm.
Parking in the Cove is free and is first come first serve.
The surrounding area is paid parking at $10.00 per vehicle.

July 4th Veterans Parade
Tuesday, July 4, 10:00am
Main Street Daytona Beach
Enjoy the third annual Fourth of July Veterans Parade on Main Street in Daytona Beach. The parade’s lineup will feature local military organizations, as well as combat veterans, and the city’s police and fire departments. The parade will begin on Main Street at Atlantic Avenue and travel west on Main Street to the base of the Main Street Bridge.
The public can view the parade from the sidewalks along Main Street.

Port Orange Fourth of July Spectacular
Tuesday, July 4, 5:30 – 9:00pm
City Center Municipal Complex, Port Orange
Celebrate Independence Day with the City of Port Orange! Visit City Center Park for a night of music, food trucks, a kids zone, a pie bake-off, and MORE!

Star Spangled Summer Concert Series: Alter Eagles
Tuesday, July 4, 7:15pm
Daytona Beach Bandshell
Having spent more than a decade dazzling audiences nationwide with their tribute to the all-time best-selling band in North America, The Alter Eagles have honed their skills playing full Eagles sets over the course of more than 1,000 live shows. And during a special July 4 show on Tuesday night at 7:15 p.m. at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, they’ll Take It To the Limit one more time — this time for America’s birthday on the Daytona Beach oceanfront. As an explosive bonus, a Fourth of July fireworks show will follow the performance.

Ocean Deck 4th of July Party
Tuesday, July 4, 2pm – 10pm
Ocean Deck Restaurant Daytona Beach
Music starts at 2pm on the beach. Then Karaoke from 4 – 8. The party continues with more music at 9. Fireworks from the Main Street Pier are scheduled for 9:30

Brevard Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Stars
Tuesday, July 4, 8:00pm
Riverfront Park, Cocoa Beach
This FREE, family-friendly concert will be performed by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra at Cocoa Riverfront Park, beginning at 8:00pm with fireworks following at 9:15pm. The park will open early with food available for purchase, so bring your lawn chairs and a blanket to celebrate Independence Day.

Beaches Near Orlando Fireworks Displays

It wouldn’t be July 4th without a booming display of red and blue fireworks in the night sky. Grab your beach chairs and your loved ones and head to one of the many fireworks displays along the East coast.

City of Cocoa Beach Fireworks Show
Monday, July 3, 8:45pm
Sidney Fischer Park

MelBOOM! 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 7:00pm
Front Street Park, Melbourne
The City of Melbourne is planning a “blast” of an event for the Fourth of July celebration fireworks 2023 display — an experience that thousands of citizens and guests look forward to each year.

EDGEfest 4th of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 7:00pm
George Kennedy Memorial Park – Edgewater
Join the fun at both George R. Kennedy and Menard May Parks to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends and neighbors. There will be music, food and vendors. There will be a spectacular fireworks display at dusk.

Red, White & Boom 
Tuesday, July 4, 7:00 – 10:00pm
Chain of Lakes Park, Titusville
Enjoy music, food, business vendors and other family friendly activities in Chain of Lakes Park.  Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15 PM.

Fourth of July Fireworks Show
Tuesday, July 4, 9:45pm
Daytona Beach Bandshell

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