Light up the sky with fantastic fireworks and more festive ways to celebrate the Fourth of July.

In Orlando, every night calls for fireworks — and we really crackle on Independence Day. From the theme parks and beyond, here’s your guide to Fourth of July events where you’re guaranteed to have a booming time, plus one-of-a-kind patriotic adventures to enjoy while you’re in town.

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Independence Day Events in Orlando

City of Orlando fireworks at the fountain orchestra playing at the amphitheater
The Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park

Unless otherwise noted, all Independence Day events are scheduled for July 4, 2024.

Fireworks at the Fountain at Lake Eola Park

Take the party downtown for one of Orlando’s most beloved Independence Day celebrations, Fireworks at the Fountain. The festivities kick off at 4 p.m. with live entertainment, family-friendly fun, and food and drink available for purchase, followed by a spectacular 9:10 p.m. fireworks finale over Lake Eola.

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Liberty Weekend Concert

The Greater Aviation Authority will host its annual Liberty Weekend Concert in the new Terminal C of Orlando International Airport on June 29. Enjoy patriotic tunes and classic American favorites performed by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, with free admission and three hours of complimentary garage parking. (Parking validation does not apply for SunPass, E-PASS or Reserved parking.)

Lake Nona’s Great American Block Party

Ten minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO), Lake Nona Town Center’s Great American Block Party features family-friendly games, stilt walkers, live entertainment and music, an incredible food truck lineup, and a spectacular laser light show and more on June 29 — perfect for getting a head start on the holiday weekend.

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Winter Garden Independence Day Celebration

Enjoy a healthy dose of Americana in the City of Winter Garden, which will host a free 8 a.m. pancake breakfast for kids followed by the 20th Annual All American Kids Parade. Pack it up for a lakefront Party in the Park in the evening, featuring live music, crafts and local vendors from 6 p.m. and fireworks over Lake Apopka at 9:15 p.m.

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Park Avenue in Winter Park
Winter Park

4th of July Celebration in Winter Park

Twenty minutes north of Orlando, the City of Winter Park will host their annual 4th of July Celebration from 9 – 11 a.m. Stay tuned for additional event details as they are announced, then head to Central Park to join in the fun.

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Independence Day Celebration at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

Also in Winter Park, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will offer free admission during its Independence Day Celebration.

GLO Summer at Grande Lakes Orlando

Fireworks aren’t the only thing on the agenda during GLO Summer at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. Enjoy a full weekend of festivities, including face painting, lawn games, a poolside steel drummer and special VIP areas and cabana packages from July 4 – 6. You can also catch an exclusive Independence Day fireworks spectacular on July 4 beginning at 9 p.m.

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The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Spa will also host a Run, White and Blue 5K on July 6. Racers can enjoy goodie bags, post-race champagne or mimosas, healthy snacks, and raffle entries for relaxing spa prizes.

A family watching a fireworks show over Orlando.
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Fireworks at Orlando Theme Parks

Join in the revelry with special Independence Day fireworks at Walt Disney World® Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, all included with park admission.

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  • Walt Disney World® Resort: Star-spangled spectaculars are a time-honored tradition at Walt Disney World® Resort, reflecting Walt Disney’s deep love of America and faith in the nation’s future. Stay tuned for additional details as they are announced.
  • SeaWorld® Orlando: Enjoy a spirited fireworks display over SeaWorld Orlando’s central lake, featuring inspiring music and beautiful fireworks in celebration of America.
  • LEGOLAND® Florida Resort: Join the Bricktastic Fourth of July celebration at LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park, featuring extended park hours, celebratory food and beverage offerings, a DJ dance party and a dazzling Red, White & BOOM! fireworks finale over Lake Eloise. You can even score special 3D viewing glasses to transform the fireworks into LEGO® bricks.

4th of July Star Spangled Celebration

Rock out at the annual 4th of July Star Spangled Celebration at Promenade at Sunset Walk, featuring live musical performances, a laser light show, street performers, complimentary glow sticks, a confetti storm, and of course, fireworks. It all kicks off at 3 p.m. and will have you partying well after dark.

July 4th Celebration at Old Town Entertainment District

The Old Town Entertainment District will host their annual July 4th Celebration in partnership with Fun Spot America Kissimmee from 3 – 10 p.m. Stop by for rocking entertainment, including live music on the main stage starting at 6 p.m., and stay for the free fireworks spectacular at 9 p.m.

Celebration Town Center fireworks
Fireworks in the Town of Celebration Near Orlando

Celebration’s Independence Day Spectacular

Minutes from Walt Disney World® Resort, the picturesque town of Celebration invites you to enjoy live music, food, fun and fireworks from 5 – 10 p.m. It’s all part of their annual Independence Day Spectacular, with fireworks at 9:20 p.m.

Red Hot & Boom

If you prefer to celebrate early, the City of Altamonte Springs will host Red Hot & Boom at Crane’s Roost Park on July 3. Stop by between 5 – 10 p.m. for live music, food, and a sparkling fireworks finale over the lake.

More Unique Ways to Celebrate Independence Day in Orlando

Fun Spot ride
Freedom Flyer at Fun Spot America

Ride the Freedom Flyer at Fun Spot America Orlando

Soar like an eagle — an American bald eagle, of course — on the Fun Spot America Freedom Flyer. The suspended, inverted steel roller coaster is part of the lineup of family-friendly attractions at Fun Spot’s Orlando location on International Drive, which also features the patriotically painted HeadRush 360. Although Fun Spot’s Kissimmee location near Walt Disney World doesn’t have a Freedom Flyer, you can still fly like America’s mascot courtesy of its Screaming Eagles attraction.

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See Captain America at Universal Islands of Adventure

Catch the Sentinel of Liberty himself at Universal Orlando Resort this Independence Day. When he isn’t battling the forces of Hydra, Captain America is part of the lineup of comic book legends who walk the streets of Marvel Super Hero Island® at Universal Islands of Adventure.

The Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom® Park

Who better to celebrate America’s independence with than past and present U.S. presidents? At Walt Disney World Resort, The Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom® Park provides a unique opportunity to see, and in some cases hear, animatronic versions of the nation’s leaders. In addition to the centerpiece, 25-minute experience, the attraction also offers a self-guided tour of various replicas and artifacts from U.S. history.

Tank on top of car at Tank America
Tank America

Drive a Real Tank at Tank America

There’s only one place in Florida where you can operate a tank without joining the military: Tank America, just east of downtown Orlando. Take command of 17 tons of power as you master the half-mile course from the driver’s seat of a real FV 433 tank.

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See Bald Eagles on Orlando Boat Tours

The Orlando area provides many opportunities to see the American bald eagle in natural settings — particularly when you book passage on our boat tours and rides. For fast-paced action, look into Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures, Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides and Wild Florida. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour offers a relaxing, one-hour cruise through the waterways of its charming namesake city.

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Kennedy Space Center photo taken by freelancer Daniel Kuykendall
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Near Orlando

Salute America’s Astronauts at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Space exploration has been a major part of the American experience for more than half a century, and you can explore its past, present and future at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, about an hour from Orlando on Florida’s East Coast. Even if you’ve visited recently, you probably haven’t experienced its newest addition — Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex. It features a showcase of NASA and commercial spacecraft hardware with immersive displays, including a simulated journey through space, unique launch viewing opportunities and more.

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