Exciting July 4th Orlando Events for Your Weekend Getaway

Orlando knows how to throw a great party. And the July 4th Orlando celebrations rank as some of the best in the country. The city pulls out all the stops on the nation’s birthday and showcases the best in red, white and boom! To help celebrate in stylish tradition, we rounded up some of the biggest July 4th Orlando events of the season. Locals and guests alike will want to attend.

Top July 4th Orlando Events: Celebrate Independence Day in Style

july 4th orlando events

Watch Fireworks at the Fountain

Thousands of people in central Florida gather every year to watch the fireworks show at the fountain. Running for more than 35 years, the event takes place at the Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Families can bring their own food, drinks, blankets and enjoy a nighttime picnic before the fireworks start. The show is free to all ages.

Celebrate Red, Hot and Boom

Held at Cranes Roost Park from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., this free event features big-name acts, food, drinks and fireworks. For more than 20 years, this July 4th Orlando celebration has delighted guests of all ages with a variety of live music and the fireworks show, which starts around 9:30 p.m., weather permitting.

See The Orlando Eye

Visitors will want to see The Orlando Eye, a 400-foot tall Ferris wheel. For July 4th weekend, guests can enjoy a 20-minute show when the wheel lights up with 64,000 LEDs in red, white and blue at 9 p.m. Other events include live performances and fun family activities. While viewing the Ferris wheel is free, guests must purchase a ticket to ride.

July 4th Orlando: Theme Park Events

july 4th orlando events florida

Photo: Domenik Jost

Experience the Magic

View a concert in the sky at Walt Disney World. On July 4th, the park welcomes guests to see Disney’s Celebrate America! – A 4th of July Concert in the Sky held in Magic Kingdom. Other events at Disney include firework shows at Hollywood Studios and Epcot at 10 p.m. Admission to all shows is included with ticket prices.

See Exploding LEGOs

Take the family to LEGOLAND, and work with others to build an American flag with LEGOs. At night, put on 3-D glasses and watch fireworks explode into millions of LEGO bricks. The July 4th LEGO event is included with a ticket purchase to the park, and hours are extended for this special weekend.

Spend More Time at SeaWorld

Summer Nights at SeaWorld give guests the opportunity to enjoy extended hours and special nighttime shows. For an added bonus, July 4th weekend promises even more fun. Families can ride roller coasters at night, listen to live music from special performers and, of course, watch fireworks. The event is included in ticket admission, and fireworks start at 10 p.m., featuring the 13th Army Band, Florida National Guard.

Other July 4th Orlando Events

To avoid the crowds, Orlando also has more intimate events hosted throughout the city. For example, the free Baldwin Park Independence Day Bash kicks off at 5:30 and features a fireworks show over Lake Baldwin.

In downtown Orlando on Wall Street, celebrate with two nights of block parties. Visitors enjoy beer specials, giveaways, food, outside games, and live music. This Red, White and Brew event may serve as a great date-night idea or provide an easy way to get friends together.

Ready to book your July 4th Orlando getaway? Browse available Orlando rentals.

Want to play a round of golf? Check out the top Orlando golf courses.