Celebrate 4th of July in Orlando
June 25, 2015
Get your patriotic colors on and come celebrate Independence Day with us! If you are going to be visiting Orlando for America’s birthday, we want to make sure you know where to go! And for the locals, the holiday will fall on Saturday this year and hopefully give you a chance to have a day off to celebrate! Here are some of our tips:
Celebrate Independence Day with a giant block party in the middle of Downtown Orlando. Starting at 4 p.m. on July 4, they’ll have drink specials on Sam Adams, great food, outdoor games, tons of giveaways, live music from The Lighter Exchange, and more. If you love beer, hang out in the beer garden with UNLIMITED Sam Adams from 5-8pm for $20.
There will also be a karaoke competition on the main stage before the fireworks for prizes up to $200!
There is no July 4th without fireworks, so Orlando will definitely not disappoint! There’s a fireworks display starting at 9:10 p.m. and it’s FREE! Show up earlier in the afternoon to enjoy live entertainment, delicious food and claim a good spot to watch the fireworks around the lake! Visitors and residents can pack picnic baskets and bring blankets for an old-fashioned summertime picnic at downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola.
This is going to be a higher price tag than the options around town, because to enjoy the Disney festivities you will have to pay for park admission. Here is how each park celebrates on July 3rd and 4th:
- Magic Kingdom: offers one of the year’s biggest fireworks displays with “Celebrate America – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” Fireworks at 10 p.m.
- Epcot: Holiday-inspired IllumiNations: Reflections of the Earth” happens around 9 p.m. There are many other patriotic events happening at Epcot throughout the day.
- HollywoodStudios: a special July 4th fireworks show, a pyrotechnic, rock ‘n roll trip across America around 10 p.m. Earlier in the day at 5:45 p.m. the “Coolest Summer Ever” will feature a DJ for a cool dance party.
- Disney Springs: A street party with live entertainment and fireworks. There is no admission fee. (not confirmed).
One of the most popular annual events in Osceola County, this holiday celebration attracts more than 45,000 people and features live entertainment, karaoke, arts and crafts, bingo, a food festival, water-ski show and a spectacular fireworks display. At Kissimmee Lakefront Park. Free admission. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. www.kissimmee.org
Central Park downtown is the site of this annual celebration with patriotic music performed by the Bach Festival Brass Band and Bach Festival Choir, horse-drawn wagon rides, Orlando Cloggers, Rockin’ Roadster Road Show and more. Children’s activities will include the annual bicycle parade at 9 a.m. (lineup begins at 8:30 a.m.) from City Hall to Central Park, as well as fun games and inflatables. Free hot dogs, watermelon and water. Admission is free. 407-623-3363. BachFestivalFlorida.org
All information above was gathered from the websites hyperlinked and are subject to change. If you are planning to attend any of these events, please call ahead to ensure the information above hasn’t changed. For all celebrations, arrive early and be patient because there will be a large crowd! Have fun celebrating America’s birthday and be DON’T drink and drive or text and drive! Have a safe Fourth of July, everyone!