Celebrate Fourth of July at these Orlando area events

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

By Harley Smith - Digital Intern

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

  • 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

Fireworks over Cinderella's castle

  • When: July 4 at 9 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. The show starts at 9 p.m. over Cinderella's castle. 
  • disneyparks.disney.go.com

 

 

Red, White, & Brew in downtown Orlando

  • When: July 3 and 4 from 3-9 p.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.
  • wintergardenexperience.com

 

Seminole County 

Geneva Fourth of July Parade and Festival

  • When: July 4 from 8:30 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

Fourth of July event in Sanford, FL

  • 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 get a fun race T-shirt and can enjoy a festive post-race party. 
  • runsignup.com

 

Red, White and Boom in Titusville

 

Symphony Under The Stars in Cocoa 

A free Fourth of July concert in Cocoa Beach, FL

  • When: July 4 from 5-9:15 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 2018 (date/time TBA)
  • 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 4 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. The headlining band, Blue Stone Circle, is a crowd favorite and the house band at Universal's Margaritaville.  
  • palmbayflorida.org

 

Lake County

Star-Spangled Spectacular in Groveland

The City of Groveland's Fourth of July event

  • When: July 4 from 4-10 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 the Firecracker Pageant. If that isn't enough, there will also be a dueling fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. 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 5-10 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.  
  • experiencekissimmee.com

 

Fourth of July Parade in Celebration 

Community members gather to celebrate the 4th

  • 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 by Cactus Jack and the Cadillacs, gourmet food trucks and fireworks in the park 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 from 2-11 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

 

 

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