CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating The 4th Of July 2019 In Central Florida #4thofJuly

Here are CitySurfing Orlando's picks for where to celebrate Fourth of July in Central Florida

There are many ways to celebrate the 4th of July here in Orlando and Central Florida, from theme park events to city-sponsored events, and everything in between.

Since July 4th falls on a Thursday this year, events run throughout the week across Central Florida, and we’ve sifted through all the listings to find you the best ones.

Here are our picks for where to celebrate 2019’s Fourth of July holiday in Central Florida, from Atlantic Coast to Gulf Coast:

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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

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Altamonte Springs – Red, Hot and Boom
Starts at 4pm. Hosted by WXXL, the event features live music from Dean Lewis, Mabel, Lovely the Band, Ally Brooke, Madison Beer, Asher Angel, and MAX. Takes place at Cranes Roost Park (275 Cranes Roost Blvd) in Altamonte Springs. Admission is free. Insider Tip: this is a very popular event and people start arriving in the morning for a good spot.

Baldwin Park – 4th of July Fireworks
Starts at 6pm at 4801 New Broad St in Baldwin Park in Orlando. Admission is free.

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. Admission is free.

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.

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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Apopka – Fireworks on the Fourth
The event begins at 6:30pm at the Apopka Amphitheater. There will be live music, kids inflatables, face painting, food and drink vendors and fireworks just after 9pm. Admission is free.

Auberndale – 4th of July Celebration
Starts at noon. Includes music, food, water slides, and 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.

Clearwater – Clearwater Celebrates America
Starts at 4pm. This free family celebration at Coachman Park will feature music, food, drinks, local vendors and family-friendly activities, 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 at Riverfront Park (401 Riveredge Blvd) in Cocoa Village. Admission is free.

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

Groveland – 4th of July in Groveland
Starts at 4pm. Includes live music, fireworks, and more. Located at Lake Catherine Blueberries in Groveland. Admission is free.

Kissimmee – Monumental July 4th
Celebration Starts at 5pm. Celebrate with host Joey Fatone and live music from Rob Base, the Wailer’s featuring Julian Junior Marvin, and Rico Monico. There’s something for the whole family to enjoy with the KUA Kids Zone, craft and food vendors, and a fireworks grand finale. Takes place at Kissimmee Lakefront Park (201 Lakeview Dr) in Kissimmee. Admission is free.

Lake Nona – Boxi Park’s 4th of July Party Weekend
Starts at 11am. Enjoy a BBQ cookout with ribs, hot dogs, and more; food and drink specials; live music from Midnight Ramblers at 1pm, and Audio Exchange at 6pm; kids activities; and more. Boxi Park is a cashless venue. Admission is free.

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

Leesburg – 4th of July Celebration
Starts at 6pm. Enjoy a baseball game, a concert by The Wildflowers (Tom Petty tribute band), and fireworks at Venetian Gardens. Admission is free.

LEGOLAND Florida – Red, White, & Boom
Starts at 10am. Celebrate America’s independence with patriotic LEGOLAND activities such as LEGO builds, Americana apparel, a dance party and the biggest fireworks show of the year. Included with admission to LEGOLAND Florida.

Melbourne – Fourth of July Sky Diving and Fireworks
Starts at 8pm. The Air Sports Parachute Team will be joining the celebration again this year! Several UNCLE SAM skydivers carrying U.S. Flags will exit from the WWII “Tico Belle” C-47 provided by Valiant Air Command and land ON the Melbourne Causeway and in the Indian River Lagoon by Front St. Civic Center for spectators to enjoy prior to the fireworks display. Admission is free.

Mount Dora – 4th of July Parade
The parade will kick off at 10am on Donnelly Street in Mount Dora. Expect Donnelly Street to be closed early for the parade route. Admission is free.

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

Orlando – Fireworks at the Fountain
Starts at 4pm. The official City of Orlando fireworks at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando, also features live entertainment. Portions of the event, including the fireworks finale, will be broadcast on WKMG News 6. Admission is free. Insider Tip: This is a popular event so if you plan to go, go extra early.

Orlando – ICON Park Light Up I-Drive
Starts at 4pm. Watch the sky light up with a colorful display of our nation’s red, white and blue in a patriotic pyro and light show from a VIP Courtyard area. VIP included with purchase of a ticket to The Wheel.

Oviedo – City of Oviedo Independence Day Celebration
Starts at 5pm. Enjoy live entertainment by Natural Instinct and Luke Wagner and the 441, food trucks, beer/wine, vendors, carnival rides and carnival games (pay to ride/play), unlimited inflatable games for the kiddos (wristbands $5 pre-purchase, $7 day of event), and a fireworks display at 9pm, weather permitting. Takes place at Oviedo Mall (1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd) in Oviedo. 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). Admission is free.

SeaWorld Orlando – Fourth of July Celebration
Starts at 8:45pm. The evening will include the all-new Touch the Sky and the nightly finale, Ignite Fireworks Spectacular. Following Ignite, will be a patriotic firework celebration honoring America’s birthday Included with admission to SeaWorld Orlando or upgrade to reserved seating for $60 extra.

St. Cloud – July 4th Lakefront Celebration
Starts at 3pm. Includes food, fun, music, and fireworks at St Cloud Lakefront (Lakeshore Blvd) in St Cloud. Admission is free.

Tampa – Red White & Blue Fest presented by Blue Bunny Ice Cream
Starts at 3pm with a Patriotic Dog Walk. Enjoy live music, free Blue Bunny Ice Cream, food and drink for purchase, and more at Cotanchobee Park. Admission is free.

Tavares – Sounds of Freedom 4th of July Celebration
Starts at 5pm. The Main Street Parade starts at 5pm followed by Fireworks at 9pm. 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.

Walt Disney World – IllumiNations with Patriotic Finale at Epcot
Guests visiting Epcot can enjoy Voices of Liberty singing patriotic songs. Then the evening closes with special edition of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth with a patriotic finale – the final 4th of July for IllumiNations. Included with admission to Epcot.

Winter Garden – Party in the Park
Enjoy the All American Kids Parade starting at 10am. Then at 6pm, enjoy live music, fireworks, and more at Newton Park (29 W. Garden Ave) in Winter Garden. Admission is free.

Winter Park – 24th Annual 4th of July Celebration
Mayor Steve Leary will lead a special presentation at 9:15am from the main stage which will include an “Oath of Allegiance” naturalization ceremony for citizenship applicants. The celebration will also feature a Kids Zone with carnival games and an inflatable slide, train rides, live patriotic music performed by the Bach Festival Choir and Brass Band, and Sean Holcomb. Takes place at Central Park (251 Park Ave S.). Admission is free.

Winter Springs – Celebration of Freedom
Starts at 5pm. Includes fireworks, kids games, 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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Eustis – July 4th Hometown Celebration
Starts at noon with a free kids zone, live music from NBC’s The Voice contestant Kaleb Lee, and more, and fireworks at night at Ferran Park on Bay St. Admission is free.

Lake Nona – Boxi Park’s 4th of July Party Weekend
Starts at 4pm. Enjoy a BBQ cookout with ribs, hot dogs, and more; food and drink specials; DJ Richie Rich starting at 7pm; kids activities; and more. Boxi Park is a cashless venue. Admission is free.

LEGOLAND Florida – Red, White, & Boom
Starts at 10am. Celebrate America’s independence with patriotic LEGOLAND activities such as LEGO builds, Americana apparel, a dance party and the biggest fireworks show of the year. Included with admission to LEGOLAND Florida.

Orlando – ICON Park Light Up I-Drive
Starts at 4pm. Watch the sky light up with a colorful display of our nation’s red, white and blue in a patriotic pyro and light show from a VIP Courtyard area. VIP included with purchase of a ticket to The Wheel.

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Lake Nona – Boxi Park’s 4th of July Party Weekend
Starts at 11am. Enjoy a BBQ cookout with ribs, hot dogs, and more; food and drink specials; live music from Handpicked at 11am, Giddy Up Go at 3pm, and LUVU at 7pm; kids activities; and more. Boxi Park is a cashless venue. Admission is free.

LEGOLAND Florida – Red, White, & Boom
Starts at 10am. Celebrate America’s independence with patriotic LEGOLAND activities such as LEGO builds, Americana apparel, a dance party and the biggest fireworks show of the year. Included with admission to LEGOLAND Florida.

Winter Garden – Farmers Market Independence Day Celebration
From 8:30am to 1:30pm, there will be old fashioned family games on the lawn, cold watermelon slices, festive food and lots of red, white and blue. Later that evening there will be Red White & Blues on the Plaza at 6pm. Admission is free all day.

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Lake Nona – Boxi Park’s 4th of July Party Weekend
Starts at 11am. Enjoy a BBQ cookout with ribs, hot dogs, and more; food and drink specials; live music from Matheus Duarte at 11am, and Speed Limit 70 at 5:30pm; kids activities; and more. Boxi Park is a cashless venue. Admission is free.

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If you know of a fun 4th of July event we missed, let us know what it is in the comments! And no matter where you choose to celebrate, please celebrate it responsibly if you choose to drink.


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