Celebrate July 4 weekend in Orlando!
Independence Day is finally here, and we don’t know about you, but we’re ready to celebrate! Whether you want to go all out or stay low-key this July 4 weekend, there are tons of options for you to explore in the Central Florida area. Check out some of our faves below and remember – stay safe, and ALWAYS have a designated driver if you’re going to indulge in adult beverages.
Awe-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida Resort: Red, White & BOOM
This star-spangled event takes place at LEGOLAND Florida Resort from Friday, July 2 to Sunday, July 4. Not only will there be Americana-themed LEGO displays all over the park, but there will also be a fireworks show at 9 pm each night during which you can don 3D glasses to see the fireworks turn into LEGO bricks in the sky. The event is included in park admission!
Fireworks at the Fountain
Don’t miss the annual Fireworks at the Fountain celebration at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando! The event is from 5-10 pm on Sunday, July 4. There will be live bands and music, food trucks, drinks available for purchase, family activities, and a grand finale of fireworks that kick off over the lake at 9:15 pm. Admission is free, and you can bring your own picnic blanket and chairs as well as a cooler with nonalcoholic drinks and snacks. Plus, dogs are welcome – Mr. Toyota approves.
Disney fireworks are back just in time to celebrate our nation’s birthday! Fireworks will take place nightly this weekend at both Magic Kingdom and Epcot, giving you a spectacular themed show to check out at the end of your day at the parks. On a budget and don’t want to miss out? You can still see the show (albeit a little farther away) if you head to the resorts!
Sanford is getting patriotic this weekend on Sunday, July 4 from 7-10 pm! You can spend the day walking downtown and trying different restaurants and bars, and the fireworks show will start just after sunset. Bring chairs and picnic blankets!
Monumental 4th of July in Kissimmee
This Independence Day event takes place at Kissimmee Lakefront Park from 5-9:30 pm – head out for family fun, fireworks, and more along the lake shore!
Red, White, and Blue Americana in Downtown Winter Garden
Live on the west side of town? Head to downtown Winter Garden this weekend! They’re having live music on the plaza from 7-9 pm on Friday, July 2; a Farmer’s Market celebration from 8 am – 1 pm on Saturday, July 3, and tons of activities on July 4, including an All-American Kids parade and a fireworks display on Lake Apopka at Newton Park at 9:15 pm.
However you celebrate, do it safely, and have a happy July 4th!