Top 6 Ways to Spend the 4th of July in Orlando

There are a ton of events in Orlando to keep you busy during the July 4th holiday.  Here are our top 6 best ways to spend the 4th of July holiday in Orlando.

Downtown Orlando Fireworks:  July 4, 4p – 10p, Lake Eola


downtown orlando 4th of julySave the date and join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer at Lake Eola Park on July 4 for the annual Fireworks at the Fountain. Festivities will begin at 4 p.m. and include a kids play area, live music, beer garden, and food and beverages available for purchase. The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display in celebration of our nation’s freedom.

Entertainment Schedule

4 p.m. – The Mellow Relics
5:15 p.m. – Mo’Mo-Browne
6:30 p.m. – The Spring
7:45 p.m. – Orlando Concert Band
9 p.m. – Fireworks Countdown Pre-Show

9:15 p.m. – Fireworks Finale

*Entertainment schedule subject to change.

Transportation and Parking

Several streets around Lake Eola Park will be affected for Fireworks at the Fountain. View the Street Closure Map.

  • Robinson Street from Rosalind Avenue to Summerlin Avenue (closed 7 a.m. – midnight)
  • Eola Drive from Robinson Street to Washington Street (7 a.m. – midnight)
  • Central Boulevard from Rosalind Avenue to Eola Drive (2 p.m. – midnight)
  • Rosalind Avenue from South Street to Robinson Street (2 p.m. – midnight)

Visitors are encouraged to use alternative methods of transportation to attend the event, including walking, cycling, ride share services, and carpooling. Downtown residents and those parking at garages other than the Administration Garage or Library Garage are encouraged to use the free LYMMO circulator.

A list of Downtown parking lots and garages can be found here.

No tents or canopies
No large umbrellas
No staking into the ground
No glass items
No outside alcohol
No personal fireworks

I have personally been going to this event for years and it is one of my favorites.

Red Hot and Boom:  July 3, 4p – 10p, Crane’s Roost

4th of July Orlando

The City of Altamonte Springs and XL 106.7 are partnering to deliver a day of music from the hottest artists, family fun, and of course, one of the best fireworks displays in the South at the 23rd annual Red Hot & Boom festival.

More than two decades since it first began, the event has grown into an anticipated family-friendly tradition, drawing more than 175,000 spectators celebrating the spirit of summer.

Red Hot & Boom will take place on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Cranes Roost Park in Uptown Altamonte.

The event is known for featuring up-and-coming talent for a FREE show which starts at 4 p.m. and continues after the fireworks.

Baldwin Park Fireworks:  July 3, 6p – 11p, New Broad Street, Orlando

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Festival 6-11pm

Fireworks 9:15pm

4801 New Broad Steet, Orlando FL 32814

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Grab your friends, neighbors, kids & dogs, and come celebrate Baldwin Park Style!

This FREE event will kick off with a festival in the Village Center of Baldwin Park hosted by Baldwin Park Joint Committee and Presented by Florida Hospital. At 9:15pm*, view a spectacular choreographed fireworks show over Lake Baldwin.    

The Village center will come alive with nearly 100 participants and sponsors of all kinds offering lots of fun including; shopping, a showcase of artisans and craftsman with works for sale, festival snacks/food trucks, a beer garden, face painting, balloon art, interactive activities, and more.  

The event will feature a Main Stage near the lake featuring DJ BradmasterJ and live music from Baldwin Park’s very own, ROOM2 BAND.  So come early, stake out your perfect viewing spot, and then enjoy the evening in Village Center!

Downtown Sanford Fireworks:  July 4, 5p – 10p, Riverwalk

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Come early, stay late.  Explore our historic downtown, shops, restaurants and galleries.  Then make your way to Ft. Mellon Park for great music, food, drinks and an incredible fireworks display!

Central Florida’s premier summer celebration to be enjoyed by the entire family! Visitors from around the Central Florida area will be in Sanford to Celebrate Independence Day to enjoy our spectacular fireworks display over beautiful Lake Monroe.

As the planning heats up for the upcoming July 4th Celebration, don’t miss your chance to celebrate July 4th with us at this spectacular event!

Sanford has enjoyed hosting this family-friendly event and we expect this year to be bigger and better. Our goal is to continuously raise the bar for this event and to also continue to reach out to new visitors so that they can experience our wonderful City and all that we offer. 

Avalon Park Fireworks, July 4, 5p – 9p

Come out for the annual fun 4th of July celebration that takes place all over Downtown Avalon Park! A festival night filled with live music, kids wet and dry bounce houses, food trucks, vendors, and more! Be sure to watch the free fireworks at 9 PM!


Winter Park 22th Annual Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, July 4, 9a – 1p

The City of Winter Park is celebrating its 22 nd Annual 4 th of July Celebration Tuesday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to noon, in Central Park. Festivities will begin at 9 a.m. from the main stage with an “Oath of Allegiance” naturalization ceremony for 20 citizenship applicants. Mayor Steve Leary will then offer remarks and congratulate our new American citizens on their historic milestone. Wear your red, white and blue, bring a blanket or beach chair, and gather with family and friends to enjoy this Winter Park tradition.
The celebration will feature live patriotic music performed by the Bach Festival Choir and Brass, and the Americana Quartet. The exciting “Kid’s Zone” from 9 a.m. to noon will include carnival midway games with prizes, mini “touch-a-truck” area, train ride, inflatable slide, patriotic decoration station, and various games. A children’s bike parade from Morse Boulevard to Garfield Avenue (new route this year) will occur at 10:30 a.m. Free hot dogs, watermelon, slushy ice drinks and water will be available for all to enjoy, while supplies last. Help support the event vendors by purchasing chips and a soda to go with your hot dog.
In conjunction with city festivities, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will celebrate 22 years on Park Avenue with its annual Independence Day Open House. The museum, which is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of work by American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, will provide FREE admission to its galleries from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.