Fire up the grills and light the sparklers. The day to celebrate the home of the free and scarf down some hot dogs is around the corner. To celebrate 4th of July 2016, we’ve compiled the top Central Florida destinations where your family and friends can gather to watch the most dazzling firework shows of the year.
4th of July Event Info
Fireworks at the Fountain | July 4th| 4 to 10 p.m. | Free.
Fireworks display and laser show at 9:00 p.m. over Lake Eola. Live music, kids’ activities and play area, food and beverages for purchase.
Lake Eola Park, Orlando
Star Spangled Sanford | July 4th| 4 to 10 p.m. | Free
Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. over Lake Monroe. Music, entertainment, food and fireworks.
Fort Mellon Park, Sanford
Red Hot & Boom | Sunday, July 3rd | 4 to 11 p.m. | Free
Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. A popular fireworks display sponsored by XL 106.7 FM with live performances including Daya, Ruth B, Ben Rector and R. City.
Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs
An All-American 4th of July | July 4th| 9 a.m. parade | 4 to 11 p.m. | Free
Mac McAnally LIVE in concert at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Celebration Town Center, Celebration
4th of July Celebration | July 4th| 5 to 9 p.m. | Free
Fireworks at 9 p.m. Apple pie bake-off, hot dog eating contest, baseball and softball tournaments and live performances.
Avalon Park West Amenity Center
Symphony Under the Stars | July 4th| 8 to 9:45 p.m. | Free
Brevard Symphony Orchestra at 8:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky | July 2nd – 4th | 8 to 10 p.m. | Free
Spectacular 3-day fireworks display.
Cove at Port Canaveral, Riverfront Park Cocoa Village
Monumental 4th of July Celebration | July 4th| 5 to 9:30 p.m. | Free
Fireworks start at 9:10 p.m. Live music, beer garden, food trucks and Kids’ Power Zone for interactive fun.
Independence Day Celebration | July 4th| 5 to 9 p.m. | Free
Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Live entertainment by Rockit Fly and Alex Hayes Band.
Fourth of July Lakefront Celebration | July 4th| 3 to 10 p.m. | Free
Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Live music, carnival rides, petting zoo, classic car show, arts and crafts show, food and fireworks.
St. Cloud Lakefront Park
Red White and Boom | July 4th| 7 to 10 p.m. | Free
Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Live music, food and activities.
22nd Annual Great American Celebration | July 4th| Gates open 5:30 p.m. Game starts 6:30 p.m. | $15 per ticket
Includes Private BERM party at the Space Coast Stadium, All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Dinner, commemorative 22nd annual event t-shirt and fireworks. Fireworks start between 9:15 – 9:30 p.m.
The Berm at Space Coast Stadium, 5800 Stadium Parkway
Party in the Park | July 4th| 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Free
Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Live music by Speed Limit 70, family activities and food.
Celebration of Freedom | July 4th| 5 to 9:30 p.m.
Fireworks at 9:10 p.m. Live entertainment, kids games, giveaways and face painting.
Central Winds Park
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