Every night in Orlando is cause for celebration with fireworks and family fun. July 4th, 2014 is an extra special occasion with at least 18 Independence Day fireworks shows around the metro-area. And with the holiday landing conveniently on a Friday this year, it is easy to celebrate America's independence with an extended getaway to Orlando.
Here are some top things to do for the 4th of July weekend guaranteed to light up your family vacation with sparking fun.
Orlando's theme parks are bursting with exciting ways to make your Independence Day crackle with family fun. And this summer, there's even more blockbuster things to do in Orlando that'll rocket your family to a whole new level of vacation fun.
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SummerBlast! at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort
Celebrate 101-days of summer vacation! with fabulous summer fun at the pool and throughout the resort including Dive-in Movie Nights, the Ducktona 500 on Saturdays in the lazy river and a special Independence Day fireworks display on July 5 at 9:30 p.m. Weekends - May 23 through August 31, 2014. Rates from $119.
Watermelon 5k in Downtown Winter Park
Kick off your 4th of July celebration with a 5k run through downtown Winter Park along Park Avenue. The run begins at 7:00 a.m. and is immediately followed by a watermelon eating contest that starts at 8:00 a.m. and the Free Kids' Run at 8:15 a.m.
The annual celebration, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park in Downtown Winter Park, will feature live patriotic music performed by the Bach Festival Brass Band and the Bach Festival Choir, horse-drawn wagon rides, and much more! Children's activities will include the annual bicycle parade at 9 a.m. from City Hall to Central Park, and fun games and inflatables.
Taproom Takeover at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel
From July 2 - 8 enjoy, regionally brewed craft beers will be served at Cabana Bar and Beach Club. Eight different brews will be on tap including partner beer Cigar City Brewing of Tampa. Several of the beers will also be available in the Lobby Lounge in the Dolphin.
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Fireworks at the Fountain Photo by Chris Martin.