4th of July in Orlando Events - Fireworks at the Fountain at Lake Eola

Let patriotic love explode this 4th of July in Orlando while celebrating our nation’s freedom and independence. What better way to commemorate the festive holiday than in grand fashion? We’ve brought you a smorgasbord of events from well-loved fireworks shows to ticketed events. Choosing just one is the hard part.

Whether you splurge on a grandiose evening or keep it simple, all things 4th of July are right here.

And if you've got your own little firecrackers along for the ride, jump over to read about fireworks that are great for little ones!

Orlando 4th of July Fireworks and Events Happening Thursday, July 4, 2024

1. Fireworks at the Fountain

When: July 4, 4-10pm (Fireworks at 9:10pm)
Where: Lake Eola Park
Cost: FREE

This year marks the 47th Annual Fireworks at the Fountain celebration in downtown Orlando at our city's iconic Lake Eola Park. The fun kicks off at 4pm with live entertainment, family-friendly activities, and food/drinks available for purchase from on-site vendors. You're allowed to bring picnic blankets, chairs, and a cooler filled with your favorite snacks and nonalcoholic drinks to enjoy. Dogs are welcome, too.

The epic fireworks display will begin at 9:10pm. The finale will include a dazzling display set to a patriotic performance from the Orlando Concert Band.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

4th of July Fireworks at the Fountain Lake Eola
Fireworks at the Fountain (2019) | Image credit: City of Orlando

2. Disney Fireworks

When: July 3 and July 4
Where: Magic Kingdom and Epcot
Cost: Included with theme park admission

Nightly fireworks displays at Magic Kingdom and Epcot are magical any time of year. But during 4th of July weekend, patriotic magic is added! You can catch the display at Magic Kingdom each night, or head to Epcot for the nightly show including fireworks, music and special lighting effects.

Make 4th of July in Orlando unforgettable with a Disney Fireworks Cruise. Cruises leave from Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort and chart a course to the International Gateway near World Showcase Lagoon for a celebration including fireworks, lasers and synchronized audio. There are also a few options in the Magic Kingdom resorts area.

If you're on a budget, check out one of these spots for viewing Disney fireworks outside the parks.

3. Promenade at Sunset Walk Star Spangled Celebration

When: Thursday, July 4, 3-11pm
Where: Promenade at Sunset Walk (Margaritaville Resort Orlando)
Cost: FREE

Head to this walkable entertainment and shopping hub for some Independence Day celebrations. Prepare for a live music celebration with DFALC in concert, followed by the Sunset Walk Independence Fireworks Spectacular!

Entertainment will include Special guest DJ Scotty B. and the DFALC Guitar Army on the Main Stage, Bar Fly in concert with DJ Elie-Rok on the South Side Stage, and DJ Rick GZ on the Promenade Plaza Stage.

Related: Plan a live music and pub crawl at Sunset Walk

4. Monumental 4th of July in Kissimmee

When: July 4, 7-10pm (Fireworks at 10pm)
Where: Kissimmee Lakefront Park
Cost: FREE

For those living on the southern side of Orlando, take a short jaunt to Kissimmee Lakefront Park. The City of Kissimmee is hosting Monumental 4th of July, a booming firework spectacular on July 4 at 10:00pm.

5. Party in the Park & Fireworks

When: July 4, 6pm (Fireworks at 9:15pm)
Where: Downtown Winter Garden
Cost: FREE

Bring a chair, blanket, or have a seat in the grass for this annual Winter Garden tradition! Keep your eyes on the sky for one of the best firework displays in West Orange County. Live music, family activities, food, and more keep the evening fun for all ages!

Downtown Winter Garden is also decked out in patriotic decor. Parking is available at Health Central Park and Dillard Street Elementary. No personal fireworks nor alcohol is permitted. Bring a chair or blanket.

6. City of Clermont Red, White and Boom

When: July 4, 7-10pm
Where: Waterfront Park in Historic Downtown Clermont
Cost: FREE

Clermont's all-American waterfront fireworks celebration is a local favorite. This year's Red, White and Boom 4th of July event includes food trucks, live music, and ending with fireworks. The fireworks are a dazzling display over Lake Minneola. Additional viewing is available at Victory Pointe.

Pack a blanket to enjoy this free fireworks display. Consider arriving early to explore downtown Clermont, including new hotspots along Montrose Street.

Alternatively, Winter Garden is nearby with its own fireworks over Lake Apopka.

7. Star Spangled Sanford

When: Thursday, July 4, 7pm – 10pm
Where: Riverwalk / Fort Mellon Park area
Cost: FREE

Plan a full day in Sanford strolling the streets to visit your favorite local restaurants and breweries followed by evening fireworks. The sparks will fly over Lake Monroe just after sunset. The show will be set to music and will last for about 20 minutes. Make sure to pack blankets and chairs for comfy viewing along the water. There's a Star Spangled Sanford Kids' Zone too!

8. 4th of July Fireworks at Orlando Resorts

Want to go all out with a long weekend getaway? Several Orlando resorts host fabulous 4th of July fireworks displays that are exclusive to resort guests.

Or, book a swanky weekend staycation at Grande Lakes Orlando, home to JW Marriott Orlando and The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. The weekend culminates in a fireworks display for overnight guests on Thursday, July 4 at 9pm. And there are fireworks every Saturday Memorial Day through Labor Day.

For a double dose of fireworks, head to Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

4th of July fireworks at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
Image credit: Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

9. SeaWorld Orlando

When: July 1 – 4, 2024
Where: SeaWorld Orlando
Cost: Included with theme park admission; reserved seating for fireworks and parking additional

Dive into ocean depths this Independence Day at SeaWorld Orlando, which was voted #1 Best Theme Park in North America by USA Today 10Best. Celebrate Independence Day with four nights of fireworks this Fourth of July weekend with festivities, weather permitting. All nights will feature fireworks.

Reserve your seating to witness this one-of-a-kind display and engage in Electric Ocean, a nighttime event full of lights, music, sea creatures and DJ entertainment. The fireworks display is included with regular park admission.

The nightly fireworks showtime is usually 9:30pm, but exact showtimes for 4th of July have not been published. Fireworks can be viewed from the Orca Encounter Pathway, The Waterfront, and Bayside Stadium. The latter provides the best view, and reserved seating can be purchased at the park for $39, or a viewing experience on the SkyTower is also available. Park admission and parking are additional.

Ignite 360 SeaWorld Fireworks
Ignite 360 SeaWorld Fireworks | Image credit: Dani Meyering


10. Red Hot & Boom at Cranes Roost Park

This infamous celebration takes place on July 3 in Uptown Altamonte’s Cranes Roost Park. The City partners with XL106.7 to bring a groovin’ good time during this legendary event. Food vendors are scattered around Cranes Roost Lake to keep grumbling bellies at bay.

The event kicks kicks off at 5pm and ends with a 25-minute firework feast for the eyes. The event will go on rain or shine! Parking can be tough so consider a rideshare service or taxi. Dress comfortable, and remember to hydrate.

4th of July in Orlando - Fireworks at Cranes Roost Park
Image credit: City of Altamonte

NEW FOR 2024: Red Hot & Boom Beer Garden

Vibe out and relax while enjoying a variety of beer options, including locally brewed craft beer, wine, and spirits. $50 admission includes a free beer or wine, private area access in the Cranes Roost Park Plaza from 5 to 10 p.m., covered and open seating, TVs to view the show, and yard games. Additional drinks and food are available for purchase. Open to ages 21 and up. IDs are required. Space is limited.

4th of July Events in Orlando

9th Annual Zephyrhills Summerfest Fireworks
Saturday, June 29, 12pm – 9pm
Zephyr Park
38116 5th Ave, Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Head to Zephyr Park for a full day of family-friendly fun, kids activities, food, and spectacular fireworks. It's the perfect way to kick off the summer season with a bang! Bring your family and friends for a memorable evening under the stars. Pack your lawn chairs and claim your spot on the bank of Zephyr Lake in time for the Fireworks which start at Dark!

Great American Block Party
Saturday, June 29, 3pm – 11pm
Lake Nona and Boxi Park
This patriotic summer blowout party is not to be missed, with roaming live entertainers, an incredible lineup of food trucks, carnival games, and a spectacular evening laser light show that will dazzle and delight. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind outdoor celebration! Got a competitive streak? Vie for victory in the messy wing-eating competition or put your pie-making prowess to the test in the tasty pie bake-off.

Fireworks & Fun
Saturday, June 29, 5pm – 9:30pm
Valentine Park
1595 W. French Ave. Orange City, FL
Fireworks & Fun is an annual event Orange City holds for the community to commemorate America’s independence and freedom. There will be a band, food and general vendors, a kids’ zone, and, of course, the best fireworks show in town! There is free admission and parking at this event. The fireworks show begins at 9:15 pm.

MetroWest MusicWORKS
Wednesday, July 3, 6-10pm
MetroWest Golf Club
Live entertainment at MusicWORKS will include The Flutie Brothers Band featuring football legends Doug Flutie and Darren Flutie and featuring special guests saxophonist Mike MacArthur and guitar legend Pat Travers. Stella Beat, an energetic Latin/Top 40 party band based in Orlando, will open the show. Team Fastrax, the largest professional skydiving team in the world, will dive into the event with a 2,000-square-foot American flag. Starting at 9:30 p.m., the 20-minute fireworks show at the end of MusicWORKS will be staged by Pyro Shows.

Freedom on the Waterfront – with fireworks
Thursday, July 3, 5-10pm
Mount Dora
Festivities begin at 5 PM with live music, featuring Kid's Zone with lots of fun activities, food trucks, beverages, and plenty of fun for everyone. The festivities at Elizabeth Evans Park will end with fireworks over Lake Dora.

Baldwin Park Independence Bash
Thursday, July 3, 6-10pm
New Broad St, Baldwin Park
This annual event presented by Orlando Health, will take place from 6pm – 10pm on July 3 with a 15-minute fireworks show at 9:15. There will be music, dancing, a beer garden, food trucks, balloon artists, face painters and plenty of photo ops!

AdventHealth July 4th Watermelon 5k
Thursday, July 4, 7:30am
Park Avenue, Winter Park
Join friends, family and neighbors for a morning celebration with ice cold watermelon and American pride.
$33 – $43

Celebration’s Independence Day Spectacular
Thursday, July 4, 9am – 9:30pm (Fireworks at 9:20pm)
Lakeside Park
631 Sycamore St, Celebration, FL 34747
The celebratory activities kick off at 9 a.m. with the annual Independence Day parade. The route starts at Town Hall, traverses up Celebration Avenue, down Market Street, and ends near Lakeside Park.  Following the parade, the star-spangled festivities continue at 5 pm. on and around Market and Front Streets, as many of Celebration’s dining establishments will be vending some of their more popular items. At 6:30 .m., it is time to get your groove on with Audio Exchange, an award-winning party and event band performing 70s to current Top 40, rock, pop, R&B, and country. As the sun sets and anticipation builds, grab a spot with your loved ones and get ready to witness a fireworks display like no other. Following Audio Exchange’s performance, a breathtaking pyrotechnic display will illuminate the sky over Lake Rianhard.

City of Winter Park 4th of July Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 9am – 11am
Central Park, Winter Park
Bring the family over to enjoy a Kids Zone with carnival games, balloon artist, and bounce slides provided by Parks & Recreation Family Fun Program.

Morse Museum Winter Park
Image credit: Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

Independence Day Open House
Thursday, July 4, 2024, 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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 Annual 4th of July Celebration.

City of Ocoee July 4th Event
Thursday, July 4, 10am – 2pm
Bill Breeze Park
125 N Lakeshore Dr, Ocoee, FL 34761
This year's event will feature a car show (in partnership with Past and Present Motors), a community market, a corn hole tournament, live music, free games, and activities.

Downtown Avalon Park Fourth of July Festival
Thursday, July 4, 5pm – 9pm
Enjoy a host of thrilling attractions, from a wet/dry bounce park and a bike parade to special performances and an apple pie bake-off. Stay around, as festivities will continue throughout the evening. The night will be filled with community performances, a wet/dry bounce park, food trucks, vendors, and music. Restaurant, retail, and service businesses will also be offering specials and deals throughout the evening. Finishing off an exciting day, the festivities will be concluded with a magnificent fireworks display over Avalon Lake at 9pm.

4th on the Lake in St. Cloud
Thursday, July 4, 5pm – 9:30pm
St. Cloud Lakefront
You won't want to miss the annual 4th of July Celebration at the St. Cloud Lakefront. They'll have an All-American Car Show from 5-8 p.m., a Kids Bike Parade at 6:30, food trucks, kids zone, games and prizes, and live music with the Derek Mack Band. The evening will culminate in a fireworks show starting at 9:15.

July 4th Bike Parade
Lake Avalon – Avalon Park
Thursday, July 4, 5:30pm
Line up at YMCA at 5pm with decorated bikes, strollers, and wagons. Line up at 5pm, parade at 5:30pm. Preregister if you want to participate

City of Apopka July 4th Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 6pm – 9pm
Apopka Amphitheater (3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway)
Enjoy this free family-friendly July 4th Celebration with music from David J and opening act Emily Henline and fireworks following the concert. Event includes Food & Craft Vendors, Face Painting, Balloon Artistry, Climbing Tower, Bounce Houses, Bungee Trampoline, Fireworks, Music, and more.

City of DeBary’s 4th of July Freedom Fest 2024
Thursday, July 4, 6pm – 10:30pm
Gemini Springs
This year’s event will feature live entertainment on two stages, Food Trucks, family-friendly activities, a Kid Zone Courtesy of Grace Baptist Church and a State of the Art Fireworks and Laser Light Show choreographed to music.  All coordinated activities and vendors will shut down by 9:00 pm.  The Fireworks and Laser light show will begin at approximately 9:15 pm.  After the fireworks show; Stage entertainment will continue until 10:30 pm.
Admission is free; food and beverages will be available to the public at a nominal charge.

City of Clermont Red, White and Boom
Thursday, July 4, 7pm – 9pm
Waterfront Park
100 3rd Street, Clermont, FL 34711
Join the City of Clermont for their Annual 4th of July celebration at Waterfront Park filled with traditional Americana-type activities for all ages and ending with fireworks over Lake Minneola.

THE Great American Cookout Holiday Weekend
July 4-7, 2024
Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grille
200 Boatyard St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Wear your patriotic gear, bring your appetite, and join Outriggers to honor our Nation's timeless traditions. Indulge in a cookout-style buffet with delicious flavors of summer. Enjoy juicy burgers, sizzling hot dogs, finger-licking, perfectly seasoned BBQ ribs, crab legs, and more. There will also be a Hot Dog Eating Contest (with Prizes), Tito’s Lemonade Seltzer Stand, and more. Admission includes a Reed Foley (with Full Band) Concert and the best seats in town for the Fireworks show! $5 from every ticket purchased will go towards the Outriggers Community Foundation.
Tickets start at $10

4th of July Sunset and Fireworks Paddle
Thursday, July 4, 7pm
Lake Ivanhoe Boat Ramp
Watch downtown Orlando's awesome fireworks show while paddling on Lake Ivanhoe. Start at 7:00pm from the boat ramp, watch the sunset, and stay on the water to see the fireworks at 9:15pm. Beginner and kid-friendly.
Starts at $35 per person

Things to do on 4th of July Weekend

Besides 4th of July fireworks and events, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday weekend together. From the best natural parks to explore together to our favorite spas and resorts.

July heat in Orlando too hot? Declare independence this July 4th from the Orlando heat and humidity by taking a dip in some cool local springs this July! Or maybe a beachy sandy 4th is your jam – we've got the list! Thirsty? Check out these breweries in Orlando to visit this 4th of July.

Wanna get away for everyone's favorite American holiday? Plan an Independence weekend getaway. Maybe celebrate Declaration of Independence's birthday in Tampa Bay?

Also if you're looking for low cost or no cost activities in the Orlando area, check out our favorites!

Bonus – Universal Orlando 4th of July

(2024 TBA) Universal Orlando Resort will feature special entertainment at Universal Studios Florida on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day, including a high-energy band, live DJ, meet & greets with Universal’s most popular characters, and patriotic-themed performers and stilt walkers.

The festivities will kick off on Monday, July 4 at 5 p.m. and run through park close at the Music Plaza, which will be decked out in festive décor and all things red, white and blue. The celebration will culminate with a special pyrotechnics display at 9 p.m. which guests can view throughout the theme park.

Plan ahead with our Universal Orlando fireworks viewing tips

The activities are included with admission to Universal Studios Florida. If you're not heading into the parks, but want to check the fireworks, get your spot early at Bar 17 Bistro at Universal's Aventura Hotel, one of our picks for the best restaurants at Universal Orlando for date night.

Feature image credit: City of Orlando