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Things to Do in Orlando for 4th of July Weekend

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Independence Day, The 4th of July, Freedom Day – whatever you call it, we’ve got you covered! Orlando and the surrounding areas have so many fun and exciting July 4th events happening this weekend and we could not be more pumped! Fireworks, fried food, and family fun fill this list of all the best things to do in Orlando for 4th of July Weekend. Grab your most patriotic garb and hit the town!

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4th of July Events

Head to Lake Eola Park on July 4th to check out the 44th annual Fireworks at the Fountain! From 5PM-10PM, enjoy live entertainment, family-friendly fun, along with food and beverage specials from local Orlando vendors. Fireworks start at 9:15 with a live patriotic performance by the Orlando Concert Band.

Thinking of attending this year? Be sure to get there early and snag your seat, as the park will fill up quickly. Also, we recommend carpooling or walking, as we know how crazy parking can get in downtown Orlando for these events!

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🗓 JULY 4 | 5PM–10PM
📍 Lake Eola Park

Enjoy not one, but two days packed with patriotic celebrations at the Promenade at Sunset Walk for their Star-Spangled Weekend! Each day will have live entertainment, street performers, artisan and farmers markets, and Margaritaville Hotel entertainment!

It wouldn’t be the 4th of July without fireworks, so be sure to stick around on Sunday, July 4th for their fireworks spectacular at 9:30PM that can be seen across the property. Head on down to Kissimmee this weekend for one of the best 4th of July celebrations around!

Event Details
🗓 JULY 3-4 | 11AM–11PM
📍 Promenade at Sunset Walk

The City of Clermont’s Red, White & Boom is back and we could not be more excited! Enjoy over 15 different food trucks, live DJ music, an aerialist, and more on Sunday, July 4th at the beautiful Waterfront Park. There will be a fireworks display over Lake Minneola starting at 9:15, so grab your blanket and chairs and snag your seat!

If you can’t make it to Waterfront Park, viewing is also available at Victory Pointe and free parking is available in all public lots. The City of Clermont has missed you and is excited to celebrate with you again this year!

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🗓 JULY 4 | 7PM–10PM
📍 Waterfront Park

There’s really nothing better than enjoying fireworks over the water, and this year in Sanford, you can enjoy a fireworks spectacular along the Riverwalk on Lake Monroe! Bring your family and friends up to Sanford this 4th of July for music, food, and drinks to get you in the patriotic spirit. Then, enjoy the fireworks display right after sunset!

Make a day of it by spending the afternoon enjoying Sanford’s many restaurants and breweries, and don’t forget to pack your blanket, chairs, and coolers to enjoy the show later in the evening. There will also be a free splash pad for the little ones at Fort Mellon Park so your family can cool off during the hot July day.

Event Details
🗓 JULY 4 | 7PM–10PM
📍 Fort Mellon Park

Think you have what it takes to win the bike decoration contest or the apple-pie bake off? Put your skills to the test this Sunday at the annual 4th of July Celebration at Avalon Park! Not only will there be a chance for you to show off your bike or baked goods, but there will also be a wet/dry park for the little ones, community performances, and fireworks at 9PM.

The event kicks off at 5PM with a bike parade around Avalon Lake and ends with a spectacular firework show at the park. There will be plenty of local Orlando vendors, music, and more this weekend at this family-friendly 4th of July event.

Event Details
🗓 JULY 4 | 5PM–9PM
📍 Avalon Park Orlando

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Kimberly Gooch

Kimberly Gooch

Hi I'm Kim! I am a Florida native from Clearwater Florida, and now currently living in Orlando. I've been in Orlando for the last 6 years and love to explore everything the city has to offer. I travel a lot on the weekends visiting new cities, and in my spare time I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and discovering new things to do.

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