Celebrate July 4th: Top fireworks and festivals in Central Florida

Celebrate July 4th: Top fireworks and festivals in Central Florida

Central Florida cities will offer different types of activities, which will not just be the traditional fireworks. Photo by Alvin Balemesa via Unsplash.

By Mivette Vega

July 3, 2024

Central Floridians can look forward to a variety of events to celebrate the Fourth of July.

From spectacular fireworks displays to family-friendly festivals, Central Floridians can look forward to a variety of events to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Here’s a roundup of some of the area’s July 4th events:

Fireworks at the Fountain

Where: Lake Eola Park, Orlando
When: July 4, 4 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:10 p.m.

Enjoy this community event featuring live music, food vendors, and a spectacular fireworks show over the lake. 

Red, White and Boom Over North Brevard

Where: Chain of Lakes Park, Titusville
When: July 4 at 6 p.m. Fireworks start around 9:15 p.m.|

Music, food, local business vendors, family-fun activities, and fireworks.

Patriotic Skies

Where: Tuscawilla Park, Ocala
When: July 4 at 5:00 p.m.

Prepare to be amazed by a stunning drone show that will light up the night sky in a dazzling display of patriotism and creativity. The synchronized movements of 300 drones will paint the sky with colors and shapes.

Fourth of July Celebration

Where: St. Cloud Lakefront Park, Osceola County
When: July 4 at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Here you’ll find live music, food trucks, a car show, a kids’ bike parade, games, merchandise kiosks, and fireworks display.

Symphony Under the Stars

Where: Cocoa Riverfront Park, Brevard County
When: July 4 at 8 p.m.

Performance by Brevard Symphony Orchestra and fireworks.

July Fourth Watermelon 5K

Where: Park Avenue, Winter Park
When: July 4 at 7:30 a.m.

This family event offers yard games, free kids’ run, watermelon eating contest, and more.

Celebration Town Center’s Independence Day Spectacular

Where: Celebration Town Hall, 851 Celebration Ave., Kissimmee
When: July 4 at 9:00 a.m.

Celebration’s annual Independence Day Parade will travel along Celebration Ave., turn right onto Market St., then left onto Front St. The parade will end at Lakeside Park. You’ll find food and fun activities. Live music by DJ City Beat will start at 5:00 p.m., then at 6:30 p.m. a live performance by the band Audio Exchange, and at 9:20 p.m., the fireworks show. 

United Flagler Fourth

Where: Veteran’s Park, Flagler Beach
When: July 4 at 11 a.m.

Stars and Stripes parade will run from North 6th St. to South 6th St., along A1A, and then an Independence Day-themed Music in the Park will last throughout the day.

Rockledge Independence Day Picnic

Where: McLarty Park, Rockledge
When: Thursday, July 4 at 10 a.m.

If you like picnics this one will offer activities, games, food, music, and more.

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Fourth of July Parade & Festival

Where: Rural Heritage Center, Geneva
When: July 4. Festival starts at 8:30 a.m. and the parade at 10 a.m.

This festival includes vendors, food booths, marching bands, patriot awards, vintage airplane flyovers, activities for kids, and a parade.

Rockledge Independence Day Picnic

Where: McLarty Park, Rockledge
When: July 4 at 10 a.m.

Here you’ll find activities, games, food, music, and more.

 

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  • Mivette Vega

    Mivette Vega is a seasoned journalist and multimedia reporter whose stories center the Latino community. She is passionate about justice, equality, environmental matters, and animals. She is a Salvadorrican—Salvadorian that grew up in Puerto Rico—that has lived in San Juan, Venice, Italy, and Miami.

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