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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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1. Fourth of July - Avalon 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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2. Red Hot & Boom Musical Fireworks at Altamonte Springs

Altamonte Springs and XL 106.7 come together to host Red Hot & Boom! Celebrating 25 years of legendary live music, food, family, friends and firework-filled fun. This annual gathering will be the highlight of an extraordinary Independence Day weekend. There is no better place to spend the best night of the summer while enjoying unforgettable performances, a jaw-dropping fireworks show and memories that will last a lifetime!

Event Details
🗓 JULY 3 | 4PM–11PM
📍Cranes Roost Lake

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3. 4th of July Sunset and Fireworks Paddle

Come out and celebrate 4th of July on Lake Ivanhoe! Enjoy a beautiful sunset followed by a fireworks show over the water! Starts at 7:30pm from the boat ramp, watch the sunset and stay on the water to see the fireworks at 9:15pm! 

Event Details
🗓 JULY 4 | 7:30PM–10PM
📍Lake Ivanhoe

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4. Fourth of July at Disney World

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Walt Disney World Resort. You can enjoy Disney’s Celebrate America! – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky at the Magic Kingdom. The show will begin around 9:20 PM. A park reservation is needed in advance. Reservations will fill up fast for the holiday. 

Event Details
🗓 JULY 4 |9PM–10PM
📍Magic Kingdom

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5. Star Spangled Celebration at Promenade at Sunset Walk

Celebrate the Fourth of July away from the theme parks! Sunset Walk is located near the Margaritaville Resort and will be hosting a four-day long celebration with bands, a DJ, a car show, a street market, and fireworks. The firework show will be on July 4th only. It’s free admission and parking. You can also check out the many shops and restaurants on the Promenade at Sunset Walk.

Event Details
🗓 JULY 4 |9PM–10PM
📍Kissimmee

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6. Celebration Florida Independence Day Parade

Enjoy an early morning Fourth of July parade in the Town of Celebration, Florida at 9 AM. You can salute the troops and see community performers. Celebration Town Center has shops, restaurants, and a hotel. This event is perfect for families of all ages.

Event Details
🗓 JULY 4 |9AM–10AM
📍Celebration Town Center

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7. BurgerFi Fourth of July Burger Eating Contest

Join BurgerFi this 4th of July at the Promenade Sunset Walk. There will be two contests at 4 pm and 7 pm. You must be 18 or older to compete. Winners will receive a Champion’s Trophy, a $150 BurgerFi Gift Card, a Burger Aficionado T-Shirt, and a Social Media “Spotlight” Post. There will also be consolation prizes for second and third place. 

Event Details
🗓 JULY 4 |3PM–10PM
📍Kissimmee

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8. Fireworks at the Fountain

Bring your picnic blankets, chairs, and coolers and join the fun in Downtown Orlando for the 45th Annual Fireworks at the Fountain. There will be many family-friendly activities, food and drink vendors, and live entertainment. Don’t forget to hang around till 9:15 p.m., for a spectacular fireworks finale with a live patriotic performance by the Orlando Concert Band.

Event Details
🗓 JULY 4 |5PM–10PM
📍Downtown Orlando

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9. Monumental 4th of July in Kissimmee

Come out and celebrate Independence Day at Lakefront Park in Kissimmee! There will be live music, food vendors, the KUA Kids Zone, and a fireworks show. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. and you do not want to miss the grand finale!

Event Details
🗓 JULY 4 |5PM–10PM
📍Kissimmee Lakefront Park

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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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