Celebrate Fourth of July at these Orlando area events

Here's where to find fireworks, festivals, food and fun


ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida is ready to celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang.

From patriotic fireworks at Walt Disney World to small-town celebrations, there is something for everyone to do this Independence Day. 

News 6 has compiled a list of some events happening throughout Central Florida.  

Orange County 

Fireworks at the Fountain in downtown Orlando

A 4th of July celebration in downtown Orlando
A 4th of July celebration in downtown Orlando
  • When: July 4 from 4-10 p.m. 
  • Where: Lake Eola Park 
  • Fireworks: 9:20 p.m.
  • What you need to know: This celebration features live entertainment, a beer garden, food vendors and a large play area for the kids. Mayor Buddy Dyer will also be at the signature Independence Day event, and fireworks begin at 9:20 p.m. 
  • cityoforlando.net


Florida Hospital Watermelon 5k 

  • When: July 4 at 7:30 a.m.
  • Where: Park Avenue in Winter Park 
  • What  you need to know: Enjoy an early morning celebration filled with ice-cold watermelon and American spirit all in support of our military veterans. Participants will get a commemorative tank top. 
  • trackshack.com


Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky

  • When: July 3 and July 4 at 9:15 p.m. 
  • Where: Disney's Magic Kingdom 
  • What you need to know: Disney's firework show will be nothing less than magical this Independence Day. Guests can view fireworks orchestrated to patriotic melodies and fans at home can join the celebration by viewing a livestream on the Disney Parks Blog. 
  • disneyparks.disney.go.com



Red, White, & Brew in downtown Orlando

  • When: July 3 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. and July 4 from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. 
  • Where: Wall Street Plaza 
  • What you need to know: This patriotic block party has live music, fun outdoor games, karaoke, giveaways and more. 
  • Wallstplaza.net


Annual All-American Kids Parade and Breakfast in Winter Garden 

  • When: July 4 at 8 a.m.
  • Where: Winter Garden Masonic Lodge 
  • What you need to know: Start your Independence Day off right with a hot-and-ready community breakfast at 8 a.m. The breakfast will be followed by a parade through Historic Downtown Winter Garden. Children eat free.
  • cwgdn.com

Seminole County 

Geneva Fourth of July Parade and Festival

  • When: July 4 from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Where: 101 First Street in Geneva 
  • What you need to know: This event features an old-fashioned parade at 10 a.m. with patriotic floats, classic cars, horse and buggies, decorated tractors and more. There will also be food, ice cream, pony rides and a cake walk. Come out to enjoy a small-town festival that celebrates community and independence.
  • The Village of Geneva 


Star Spangled Sanford

  • When: July 4 from 4-10 p.m. 
  • Where: Sanford Riverwalk along Lake Monroe
  • What you need to know: This event features live music and play areas for children including a splash pad at Fort Mellon Park. The fireworks display will take place over Lake Monroe at 9:15 p.m. 
  • Star Spangled Sanford 


Winter Springs Celebration of Freedom

  • When: July 4 from 5-9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Central Winds Park 
  • What you need to know: Join the people of Winter Springs as they celebrate with live music, activities, food, a talent show and a fireworks show starting at 9:10 p.m. 
  • www.winterspringsfl.org


Brevard County 

Firecracker 5K in Melbourne

  • When: July 4 at 7 a.m.
  • Where: The Front Street Civic Center
  • What you need to know: All race participants can enjoy a festive post-race party and free beer for those 21 or older. 
  • runsignup.com


Red, White and Boom in Titusville

  • When: July 4 from 7-10 p.m.
  • Where: Sandpoint Park
  • What you need to know: This patriotic event has live entertainment, food vendors, fun activities and a fireworks show starting at 9:15 p.m. 
  • www.titusville.org


Symphony Under The Stars in Cocoa 

  • When: July 4 at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Cocoa Riverfront Park 
  • What you need to know: This Brevard tradition is filled with food, fun and an awesome, free concert by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Fireworks will follow the performance at 9:15 p.m. over the water. 
  • brevardsymphony.com


Fireworks Over the Harbor at the Cove 

  • When: July 2 at 5 p.m. 
  • Where: The Cove Port Canaveral 
  • What you need to know: Along with fireworks, there will also be a street party with food, drinks, live music and more. This event is free, with $5 parking. 
  • visitportcanaveral.com


The Palm Bay Independence Day Celebration

  • When: July 5 from 4-9 p.m.
  • Where: Eastern Florida State College Palm Bay Campus
  • What you need to know: This Independence Day celebration has food trucks, vendors, a kids zone, live music and a patriotic fireworks show. 
  • palmbayflorida.org


Lake County

Star-Spangled Spectacular in Groveland

  • When: July 4 from 4- 11:45 p.m. 
  • Where: Lake Catherine Blueberries
  • What you need to know: This small-town patriotic event has pony rides, a watermelon-eating contest, dodge ball, face-painting, kid zones and two stages for live entertainment. If that isn't enough, there will also be a dueling fireworks show. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket for your comfort and join the fun.
  • groveland4thofjuly.com


Red, White and Boom in Clermont

  • When: July 4 from 6-10 p.m.
  • Where: Waterfront Park 
  • What you need to know: This Fourth of July celebration is filled with live music and American activities for all ages. Red, White and Boom provides free shuttle services and a lively firework show over Lake Minneola. 
  • www.clermontfl.gov


Mount Dora Independence Day Parade

  • When: July 4 at 10 a.m.
  • Where: Donnelly Street in downtown Mount Dora 
  • What you need to know: Salute our nation with a traditional parade in Mount Dora. Watch as the streets of downtown become decorated with red, white and blue cars, horse and buggies and more.  


Osceola County

Monumental Fourth of July in Kissimmee 

  • When: July 4 from 5-9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Kissimmee Lakefront Park 
  • What you need to know: Enjoy concerts on the event lawn, a kids' zone, food trucks and a fireworks display at this Fourth of July event.  
  • kissimmee.org


Fourth of July Parade in Celebration 

  • When: July 4 at 9 a.m. 
  • Where: Celebration's Town hall
  • What you need to know: March down the streets of celebration with civic and service groups, families and community members in this patriotic parade. 
  • celebration.fl.us


Volusia County

Fourth of July Celebration in New Smyrna Beach 

  • When: July 4 from 4-9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Riverside Park
  • What you need to know: Celebrate Independence Day with live music, gourmet food trucks and fireworks in the park starting at 9:15 p.m.
  • cityofnsb.com


Fourth of July Extravaganza in Deltona 

  • When: July 4 from 6-10 p.m.
  • Where: Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex
  • What you need to know: This festive event includes live entertainment, games and food, ending in a 20-minute firework display. Shuttle bus services will be provided from Deltona City Hall to the sportsplex. 
  • deltonafl.gov


DeBary Lights Up Liberty Fourth of July Event

  • When: July 4 at 12 p.m.
  • Where:  Gemini Springs Park 
  • What you need to know: From live entertainment, petting zoos and bounce houses to beer gardens and food courts, there is something for everyone at Lights Up Liberty. There will also be a fireworks show.
  • debary.org