If you happen to be lucky enough to be in the Orlando, FL area for the 4th of July, you’re in for a real treat. Not only are there numerous events and festivities going on all over the city, but there are also plenty of fireworks shows to choose from. Depending on where you’re staying and what kind of atmosphere you prefer, you’ll want to check out at least one of the spectacular displays, if not more. This is possible to do since some demonstrations are featured on July 3rd. The following fireworks shows have proven to be among the most thrilling that Orlando has to offer year after year.

Red Hot & Boom

Located in Altamonte Springs at Crane’s Roost Park, Red Hot & Boom is an impressive fireworks event held annually that typically draws in more than 100,000 people. It takes place on July 3rd and features a lineup of musicians who perform at the amphitheater prior to the fireworks show at 9:30PM. This year’s bands and artists include R. City, Ben Rector, Ruth B, and Daya.

The Magic Kingdom

Of course, for those who wish to spend their holiday inside the Disney World theme parks, The Magic Kingdom is always a top choice. It offers dazzling fireworks shows on both July 3rd and 4th starting at 9PM. The display goes off above Cinderella’s castle while accompanied by carefully selected songs.

Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando is another popular spot to gather and celebrate the Fourth in remarkable fashion. Known as the Fireworks at the Fountain, this show lights up the night sky over Lake Eola preceded by a patriotic fountain light show in Lake Eola Park beginning at 9:10PM. Live music starts the evening off at the park’s Walt Disney Amphitheater at 5PM. Large are expected every year, so it’s recommended to get there early and secure a spot with blankets or chairs.


The Epcot theme park also offers a sensational fireworks show at 10PM on the 4th of July. The annual display is referred to as IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, which can be viewed from anywhere in the park that has a clear view of the World Showcase Lagoon. Once the fireworks have fizzled out, an additional four minutes of pyrotechnics are presented with historic phrases ringing out into the night at the same time.

No matter where you decide to commemorate the 4th of July while in Orlando, you’re sure to have a one-of-a-kind experience. Let Tropical Escape Vacation Homes make sure you have the ultimate holiday getaway by helping you reserve a private luxury vacation rental.

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