2017 Central Florida Fourth of July Guide


Sparklers. Watermelon. BBQ. Pool Parties. Music. We are quickly approaching the midway point of summer and with that comes all of the 4th of July celebrations! Here are the best activities happening around Orlando and Central Florida for your family to strut their patriotic muscles. 

Monday, July 3rd Events

Baldwin Park Independence Day Bash

The Baldwin Park Independence Day Bash will feature live music, a DJ, shopping, art, food trucks, a beer garden, and a plethora of other interactive activities from almost 100 sponsors and participants.

Village Center :: 4990 New Broad Street, Orlando 32814
Monday, July 3rd :: Festival – 6-11pm / Fireworks – 9:15pm
Admission :: FREE

Red Hot and Boom

Rain or Shine come celebrate the Fourth of July at Cranes Roost Park with live music and food vendors. You’re welcome to bring a personal cooler, but please leave alcohol, glass, and pets at home.

Cranes Roost Park :: 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs
Monday, July 3rd :: Event – 4-11pm / Fireworks – 9:30pm
Admission :: FREE

Mount Dora Freedom on the Waterfront

The city of Mount Dora is celebrating the Fourth of July in style with live music and fireworks at Elizabeth Evans Park on July 3rd with a traditional parade on the 4th.

Elizabeth Evans Park :: 100 North Donnelly Street, Mount Dora
Monday, July 3rd :: 5:00 pm
Admission :: FREE

Saturday, July 4th Events

Florida Hospital Watermelon 5K

Kick your Fourth of July celebration with some fitness! In addition to the 5k there will be a kids run and watermelon eating contest.

Downtown Winter Park :: 251 Park Ave South, Winter Park 32789
Tuesday, July 4th :: Festivities start at 6:45am
Registration fee :: $23 – $33

22nd Annual 4th of July Celebration

From a Kids Zone to patriotic live music, the city of Winter Park is ready to celebrate the 4th of July! There will even be FREE hot dogs, watermelon, and slushies while supplies last.

Downtown Central Park :: Park Ave & Morse Blvd, Winter Park 32789
Tuesday, July 4th :: 9am – 12noon
Admission :: FREE

City of Orlando Fireworks

The City of Orlando will be celebrating America’s independence with children’s activities, music, food, and drinks before ending the night with a fireworks display!

Lake Eola Park ::512 East Washington Street
Tuesday, July 4th :: Festivities – 4:00 pm / Fireworks – 9:10pm
Admission :: FREE

4th of July Celebration at Avalon Park

The city of Avalon Park is celebrating with an all day affair! Start things off with a family 5k benefiting the Avalon Park Foundation before food, crafts, bounce houses and MORE!

Avalon Park :: 3651 Avalon Park Blvd. East, Orlando
Tuesday, July 4th :: 5k – 7:00am / Festival – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Admission :: FREE

Oviedo Independence Day Celebration

Are you ready to JUMP?! Head on over to the Oviedo Mall for music and inflatables.  

Oviedo Mall :: 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd, Oviedo
Tuesday, July 4th :: Festival – 5:00pm – 9:00pm / Fireworks – 9:00pm
Admission :: FREE / Inflatable games wristband: $5-$7

A Sci-Fi Fourth of July

Celebration likes to celebrate the Fourth a little bit differently! Come dressed as your favorite Sci-Fi or superhero for the costume contest and a Sci-Fi soundtreack for their fireworks display.

Celebration Town Center :: 701 Front Street, Celebration
Tuesday, July 4th :: 4:00pm – 10:00pm / Costume contest – 7:00pm / Fireworks – 9:05pm
Admission and parking :: FREE

Celebration of Freedom 17

In addition to games, food, and music, Winter Springs will be holding their Winter Springs’ Got Talent performance show! Personal coolers are permitted.

Central Winds Park :: 1000 Central Winds Drive, Winter Springs
Tuesday, July 4th :: 5:00pm – 9:30 pm / Fireworks at 9:10 pm
Admission :: FREE

Party in the Park

Grab your picnic blanket and head to Newton Park for Winter Garden’s fourth of July Party! Crafts, food, vendors, and games await you!

Newton Park :: 29 West Garden Avenue, Winter Garden
Tuesday, July 4th ::Festivities – 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm / Fireworks – 9:15 pm
Admission :: FREE

Star Spangled Sanford


The city of Sanford encourages you to come early and explore their small town shops and restaurants before the Fourth f July festivities kick off at 4pm! Music, food, and fireworks will be fun for the whole famile.

Fort Mellon Park – Sanford Riverwalk :: 600 East 1st Street, Sanford 32771
Tuesday, July 4th :: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Admission :: FREE; Parking may be $5 at some locations

Kissimmee Monumental 4th of July Celebration

Kissimmee Lakefront Park :: 201 East Dakin, Kissimmee
Tuesday, July 4th :: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Admission :: FREE

Leesburg’s 4th of July Celebration

Spend your day swimming, tailgating, and enjoying FREE inflateables before a HUGE fireworks display set off from a barge in the middle of Venetian Cove!

Venetian Gardens :: 201 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg
Tuesday, July 4th :: Festivities – 6:00pm/ Fireworks – 9:15pm
Admission :: FREE

How are you celebrating the Fourth of July? Let us know your favorite Central Florida celebration!


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