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4th of July Orlando Fun 2019

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4th of July Orlando Fun 2019

Thinking about braving the parks for the 4th of July holiday?

Let me help you navigate through the top celebrations occurring  at the Orlando theme parks and also the local events around town.

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Disney does it best for the fourth of July. Fireworks above Cinderella Castle.

Fun Things to Do in Orlando for the Fourth of July

Walt Disney World Resort: Independence Day

Fourth of July at Magic Kingdom

July 3

  • 9:15 p.m. : Celebrate America – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky Fireworks

July 4

  • 9:15 p.m. : Celebrate America: A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky Fireworks


Fourth of July at Walt Disney World Photo. Fireworks above Cinderella Castle.

Fourth of July at Walt Disney World
Photo: Disney Co.

Disney’s Celebrate America: A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky is a 15-minute 360-degree fireworks spectacular and one of the premiere firework displays in the nation.  Disney guests will also be able to catch Goofy, Donald and Pluto leading a procession down Main Street USA.


Fourth of July at Epcot: Independence Day

July 4

Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin and Disney characters in the patriotic costumes will appear on the promenade near The American Adventure throughout the afternoon.



Fireworks on Epcot lagoon.

Illuminations Reflections of Earth at Epcot

  • 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.: Epcot will feature the Voices of Liberty 4th of July Concert, with an expanded cast performing a patriotic salute including the Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps and Disney Characters, on the American Gardens Theatre stage
  • 9 p.m.: The patriot-inspired IllumiNations: Reflections of the Earth
Fourth of July at Hollywood Studios: Independence Day

July 4

  • 10 p.m. : Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks
Fourth of July at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Camp Ground

July 4

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will have special events around Fourth of July:

  • Fourth of July 5K Run will take place Tuesday, July 3. Pre-registration is available June 24-30 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn.
  • The Fourth of July Golf Cart Parade will be at 4 p.m. on July 4th.
  • Fourth of July Beach Bash at Clementine’s Beach will take place from 6-11 p.m. on July 4th. This will include a live DJ, dancing, games, food, and more!


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LEGOLAND Florida: Red, Brick and Boom

July 4 

Guests will be able help build LEGOLAND’s American Flag during the day with fireworks of exploding LEGO® brick at night through special 3D glasses. Red, Brick and Boom is included in park admission and park hours will be extended to 9 p.m. Fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m.

 Day at SeaWorld Orlando: Summer Nights

July 4

Visitors of SeaWorld will see the night sky light up during the patriotic-inspired show. Show begins at 9:45 p.m. Fireworks are included with park admission and with the best view from Bayside Stadium.


Independence Day at Busch Gardens: Summer Nights

July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

Take the wild trek over to Busch Gardens to enjoy a huge colorful fireworks display over SheiKra each night. The Actual Bank Robbers will perform on the Gwazi Park main-stage and will also host a LIVE Summer Nights Dance Challenge. This will start prior to the 9:30 p.m. fireworks show.

Summer Nights will feature three party zones at Cheetah Hunt Plaza, Pantopia and Stanleyville. Take the Summer Nights challenge and conquer Cheetah Hunt at night!


busch garden summer nights. Yellow and green cheetah hunt roller coaster at dusk.


All of the 4th of July fun and excitement is included in the ticket purchase. In addition, any US active military with a valid ID will be able to bring themselves and three members of their immediate family in for free.



Universal Orlando Resort: Independence Day

July 4

*No events specified this year for Universal Orlando Resort*

Enjoy a special twist to Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration, a cinematic adventure with cutting-edge projection technology, lasers and pyrotechnics.

Independence Day Celebrations in Orlando Beyond the Parks

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Event Where Date & Time Activities
Red Hot & Boom Uptown Altamonte July 3rd 4 – 11 p.m. This year’s artists include: Austin Mahone, Kaleo, Hey Voilet, AJR
Independence Day Bash Village Center in Baldwin Park July 3rd 6 – 11 p.m. Choreographed fireworks shown over Lake Baldwin
Monumental 4th of July Celebration Kissimmee Lakefront Park July 4th from 5 – 9:30 p.m. Live music on stage, beer garden, food trucks and Kids’ zone.
Fireworks at the Fountain Downtown Orlando July 4th from 4 – 10 p.m. Exciting activities around Lake Eola for everyone
Freedom on the Waterfront Mount Dora’s Elizabeth Evans Park July 3rd at 5pm Live music with Fireworks at sundown
Party in the Park Winter Garden July 4th at 5:30 pm-9:30pm Fireworks over Lake Apopka
Celebration of Freedom Central Winds Park in Winter Springs July 4th at 5pm Live music and kid’s zone
Star Spangled Sanford Riverwalk in Sanford at Ft. Mellon Park July 4th 4 – 10pm Entertainment, food, drinks and a fireworks over Lake Monroe
Independence Day Celebration Oviedo Mall July 4th 5 – 9pm Fireworks and music by concerts by The Petty Hearts and Mason Pace.
Independence Day Parade Celebration Town Center July 4th  9 a.m. Games, food and live music.
4th of July Celebration Avalon Park in Orlando July 4th at 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Celebrate with apple pie bake-off’s, hot dog eating contest, and more.
4th of July Celebration Leesburg’s Venetian Park July 4th 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Fireworks, tailgating, live performances, food and more!
4th of July Lakefront Celebration St. Cloud July 4th 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fun activities, fireworks and entertainment.
Let Freedom Ring Tavares’ Wooton Park July 4th 3 p.m.- 10 p.m. Water Ski Show, live Entertainment, giveaways, photo booth, face painting, food trucks and more!

Independence Day Parades



Fourth of July in Orlando




Winter Park: Annual bicycle parade at 11:30 a.m. from City Hall to Central Park.

Winter Garden: All American Kids Parade and Breakfast – Starts at 8 a.m. from City Hall to Central Park

Mount Dora: Will start along Donnelly Street from Seventh Avenue to Charles Street (downtown) July 4th at 10 a.m.

Tavares: Will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a route that runs along Main Street and Ruby Street

Feel free to leave your 4th of July day plans in the comments below.

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