CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating the 4th of July 2016 in Central Florida

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating the 4th of July in Central Florida

There are many ways to celebrate the Fourth of July here in Orlando, from theme park events to city-sponsored events, and everything in between.

Most of the events are on July 4 itself, but the list goes from July 2 to July 4, in case you want to extend your holiday celebrations. Here are our picks for where to celebrate 2016’s Fourth of July holiday, in the Central Florida area, from Atlantic Coast to Gulf Coast:

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SATURDAY, JULY 2

DeLand – City of DeLand Firecracker Festival
Starts at 5pm. Includes live music from Joel Crouse and fireworks after dark at Earl Brown Park (751 S. Alabama Ave) in DeLand. Admission is free.

LEGOLAND Florida – Night Lights
Starts at 8pm. All-new fireworks spectacular featuring LEGO NINJAGO. Included with admission to LEGOLAND Florida.

Port Canaveral – Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky
Starts at 8pm with fireworks over the Harbor at The Cove at Port Canaveral. Admission is free

SeaWorld Orlando – Lee Greenwood in Concert
Starts at 6:30pm. Enjoy a live concert by patriotic country artist Lee Greenwood, followed by Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night. Included with admission to SeaWorld Orlando.

St. Petersburg – TB Rowdies Soccer Game + Free Concert by Flo Rida
Cheer on St. Pete’s own professional soccer team as they take on Jacksonville at Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Pete. Stay after the match for a free show and fireworks. Tickets: $23.50 – $80.

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SUNDAY, JULY 3

Altamonte Springs – Red, Hot and Boom
Starts at 4pm. Hosted by WXXL, the event features live music from Katelyn Jae, Frequency, Ben Rector, R. City, Daya, and Ruth B, and fireworks after dark. Takes place at Cranes Roost Park (275 Cranes Roost Blvd) in Altamonte Springs. Admission is free.

Baldwin Park – 4th of July Fireworks
Starts at 5:30pm at New Broad St in Baldwin Park in Orlando. Admission is free.

Clearwater – Fireworks at Clearwater Threshers Game
Starts at 6:15pm. Celebrate Independence Day with baseball and post-game fireworks at Bright House Field. Tickets $6-$10/

Cocoa Beach – Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky
Starts at 8pm at Syndey Fischer Park (2426 N Atlantic Ave) in Cocoa Beach. Admission is free.

Lakeland – Red, White & Kaboom
Starts at 6pm. Includes live music at Lake Mirror along the Frances Langford Promenade with fireworks at 9pm.

LEGOLAND Florida – Night Lights
Starts at 8pm. All-new fireworks spectacular featuring LEGO NINJAGO. Included with admission to LEGOLAND Florida.

Mount Dora – Freedom on the Waterfront
Starts at 5pm. Includes live music, fireworks, and more at Elizabeth Evans Park (100 S. Donnelly St) in Mount Dora. Admission is free.

Palm Bay – Palm Bay Independence Celebration
Starts at 4pm. Fireworks start at 9:15pm at Eastern Florida State College – Palm Bay Campus (250 Community College Pkwy) in Palm Bay. Admission is free.

SeaWorld Orlando – Lee Greenwood in Concert
Starts at 6:30pm. Enjoy a live concert by patriotic country artist Lee Greenwood, followed by Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night. Included with admission to SeaWorld Orlando.

Tampa – Red White & Blues Fest
Starts at 5pm. Enjoy live music, food, and more at Cotanchobee Park. Admission is free.

Walt Disney World – Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky at Magic Kingdom
Starts at 9pm. Fireworks set to patriotic music. Included with admission to Magic Kingdom.

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MONDAY, JULY 4

Auberndale – 4th of July Celebration
Starts at 10am. Includes music, food, fireworks. Takes place at Lake Ariana Park (119 W. Park St) in Auburndale. Admission is free.

Avalon Park – 4th of July Celebration
Starts at 5pm. Includes apple pie bake-off, bounce park, bike parade, fireworks, and more at 13001 Founder’s Square Drive in Orlando. Admission is free.

Celebration – An All-American 4th of July
Starts at 9am. Includes a morning parade, live music from Mac McAnally, fireworks, and more at Celebration Town Center (610 Sycamore St) in Celebration. Admission is free.

Clearwater – Clearwater Celebrates America
Starts at 4pm. This FREE family celebration will feature music, food, drinks, local vendors and family-friendly activites, topped with fireworks at 9pm.

Clermont – 4th of July red, White & Boom
Starts at 6pm. Includes live music, fireworks, and food at Waterfront Park (330 Third St) in Clermont. Admission is free.

Cocoa Village – Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky
Starts at 5pm. Fireworks will be over the river following the concert by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, at Riverfront Park (401 Riveredge Blvd) in Cocoa Village. Admission is free.

Daytona Beach – Star-Spangled Concert Series
Starts at 7pm. Includes live music from The Alter Eagles and fireworks after dark, at the Daytona Beach Bandshell (70 Boardwalk) in Daytona Beach. Admission is free.

Eustis – July 4th Hometown Celebration
Starts at noon with a free kids zone, live music from Jerico and more, and fireworks at night at Ferran Park on Bay St. Admission is free.

Groveland – 4th of July in Groveland
Starta at 8pm. Includes live music, fireworks, and a vintage car show. Located at Lake David Park (450 S. Lake Ave) in Groveland. Admission is free.

Kissimmee – Monumental July 4th Celebration
Starts at 5pm. Includes live music by Doubting Abby, The Supervillains, Ken-Y, Tone Loc, and Soul Asylum, food trucks, fireworks, and more. Takes place at Kissimmee Lakefront Park (201 Lakeview Dr) in Kissimmee. Admission is free. A special V.I.P. package, is available for $20.00 per person, and includes an artist meet & greet, access to an air-conditioned V.I.P tent, V.I.P parking at Toho Marina, a V.I.P fireworks viewing area, one meal ticket, two drink tickets, and a Monumental July 4th V.I.P goodie bag.

Lake Wales – July 4th Celebration
Starts at 2pm. There will be games, pony rides, face painting, food, and much more on the Shores of Lake Wailes Park. The fireworks will begin at 9:30pm.

LEGOLAND Florida – Night Lights
Starts at 8pm. All-new fireworks spectacular featuring LEGO NINJAGO. Included with admission to LEGOLAND Florida.

Melbourne – Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
Starts at 10am. A patriotic parade will begin in Downtown Melbourne in the morning, with fireworks at 9pm over the Indian River Lagoon near Front Street Park. Admission is free to both.

Mount Dora – Traditional Parade
The parade will kick off on Donnelly Street in Mount Dora. Admission is free.

New Smyrna Beach – July 4 Celebration
Starts at 4pm. Includes live music from Cactus Jack and the Cadillacs, and fireworks after dark at Riverside Park (105 S. Riverside Dr) in New Smyrna Beach. Admission is free.

Orlando – 4th of July at Artegon Marketplace
Starts at 3pm. Bring the whole family and enjoy kids games and plenty other good ol’ American activities.

Orlando – Fireworks at the Fountain
Starts at 4pm. The official City of Orlando fireworks at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. Admission is free.

Ormond Beach – Independence Day Celebration
Starts at 6pm. Includes games, rides, live music, and fireworks after dark in Ormond Beach. Admission is free.

Oviedo – City of Oviedo Independence Day Celebration
Starts at 5pm. Includes live music from Rockit Fly and Alex Hayes Band, and fireworks. Takes place at Oviedo Mall (1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd) in Oviedo. Admission is free.

Port Orange – 4th of July Spectacular
Starts at 5:30pm. Come on out to the Port Orange City Center Complex for an evening full of entertainment and fireworks. Admission is free.

Sanford – Star Spangled Sanford
Starts at 5pm. Includes food, entertainment, and fireworks after dark. Takes place at Fort Mellon Park (E. First St) in Sanford. Admission is free.

SeaWorld Orlando – Fourth of July Celebration
Starts at 10pm. The night sky will light up as bursts of bright colors fill the air during this spectacular, patriotic-inspired show featuring the 13th Army Band, Florida National Guard. Included with admission to SeaWorld Orlando.

St. Cloud – St. Cloud Fireworks
Starts at 3pm. Includes food, fun, music, and fireworks at St Cloud Lakefront (Lakeshore Blvd) in St Cloud. Admission is free.

Tavares – Celebrating the American Dream
Starts at 3pm. The festivities in Wooton Park include a Water Ski Show, Live Entertainment featuring Blonde Ambition, Kids Rides and Activities and more. The July 4th Parade will begin at 5pm with fireworks at 9pm. Admission is free.

Walt Disney World – IllumiNations with Patriotic Finale at Epcot
Guests visiting Epcot on July 4 will have the opportunity to meet some of their favorite Disney characters dressed in patriotic attire throughout the afternoon at the American Adventure Pavilion. Voices of Liberty sings patriotic songs at 12:30pm, 1:45pm, and 3pm. Evening closes with special edition of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth with a patriotic finale. Included with admission to Epcot.

Walt Disney World – Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky at Magic Kingdom
Starts at 9pm. Fireworks set to patriotic music. Included with admission to Magic Kingdom.

Winter Garden – Party in the Park
Starts at 5pm. Includes live music, fireworks, and more at Newton Park (29 W. Garden Ave) in Winter Garden. Admission is free.

Winter Park – Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
Starts at 9am. Includes patriotic music performed by the Bach Festival Band and Choir, horse-drawn wagon rides, fireworks, and more. Takes place at Central Park (251 Park Ave S.) in Winter Park. Admission is free.

Winter Springs – Celebration of Freedom
Starts at 5pm. Includes fireworks, kids games, the Winter Springs Got Talent competition, live music, and more. Takes place at Central Winds Park (1000 E. S.R. 434) in Winter Springs. Admission is free.

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You can also check out our events calendar for even more fun things to do this holiday weekend!

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