The year-round sun and warmth of Florida make it an ideal destination any time of year, and heading there for a 4th of July celebration means getting some of the best of it, as well as some added patriotic flair. Pack your bags and gather your loved ones for a fun and exciting vacation with plenty of sunshine. Set your sights on the Orlando area and its red, white, and blue activities to build a vacation that will keep you happy and busy throughout your stay. Enjoy double the Orlando 4th of July entertainment when you head to one of the area theme parks, many of which offer special patriotic displays and events throughout the holiday weekend.
Orlando 4th of July Promenade at Sunset Walk
Located in nearby Kissimmee, the area complements the laid-back resort lifestyle of Margaritaville Resort Orlando, live entertainment, and many other attractions year-round. For the 4th of July, they pump up the fun with live music, street performers, a car and truck show, and more. It’s just part of the fun of the four-day Star Spangled 4 Day Celebration, running June 30 – July 4, 2023. The fun wraps up with a 4th of July fireworks spectacular at 9:45 p.m on July 4th.
Star Spangled 4-Day Celebration
The four-day celebration features non-stop music from local bands and DJs, street performers, street markets, car and truck shows, and a lot more. The FREE admission and FREE parking event is fun for the whole family. Each day brings something new, so you’ll want to check out the lineup on Sunset Walk’s website.
Head to downtown Orlando for plenty of patriotic fun. The park will be hosting a 4th of July event to remember, which includes a 5K run, bike parade, apple pie bake-off, wet/dry bounce park, special performances, and more. Cool off with beverages or satisfy your hunger with food trucks and pick up a souvenir or two from other vendors. The event takes place at the park 5-9 p.m. and finishes with a bang with an amazing fireworks show at 9 p.m.
Fireworks at the Fountain
If you’re looking for spectacular fireworks without paying for park admission, pack up the group for some fun at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. The Annual Fireworks at the Fountain event takes place on July 4th from 5 to 10 p.m. and includes food, drinks, and fun, culminating in a fireworks display starting around 9:15 p.m.
The Happiest Place on Earth becomes what’s likely The Most Patriotic Place on Earth this 4th of July. At the Magic Kingdom, you’ll enjoy s a 15-minute, 360-degree display around Cinderella’s castle. Keep your eyes peeled to spot Goofy, Donald, and Pluto leading a procession down Main Street USA in their patriotic best.
The LEGOLAND Florida Resort will be celebrating the red, white, and blue of America this year with its “Awe-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida Resort: Red, White & BOOM” event. The event takes place July 2nd – 4th during park hours and includes a fireworks show over the waters of Lake Eloise. The event is included in the price of park admission.
Well-known for its international flair and World Showcase, Epcot turns red, white, and blue for special 4th of July events. Disney characters as well as Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin, and others will be dressed in patriotic costumes. They’ll appear near the promenade of The American Adventure throughout the afternoon of July 4th.
Celebrate on the 4th – and every other fun-filled day of the summer. Each night this summer when the sun goes down, the sky lights up at the park’s Summer Spectacular. Extend your stay late into the evening to immerse yourself in exotic worlds of light and music that put a whole new spin on your favorite SeaWorld attractions. Dance to the music of the DJ at the family-friendly “party beneath the waves.” Each night ends with Ignite, an impressive fireworks display that gets an extra boost on the 4th of July.
Amazing Orlando 4th of July
Enjoy an stress-free, worry-free 4th of July retreat when you book a vacation rental provided by Tropical Escape Vacation Homes. Enjoy a patriotic getaway with your sweetheart or small family and choose a one-bedroom unit, or gather all your loved ones for a 4th of July reunion celebration and book a ten-bedroom unit! Relax on a private balcony or patio, or splash around in a private pool or hot tub at your rental. You’ll love the fun and whimsical décor of Disney in various rooms as well as the quiet dignity of professionally designed indoor and outdoor spaces. Many units include flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and spa-like master suites. Make a picnic to take to the event of your choice in the fully equipped kitchen. Spread out in the open living area for some relaxation or to share memories of the day’s excitement. For a 4th of July in Orlando luxury stay like no other, choose a premium unit to include perks like a game room, theater room, and even your own private luxury spa to relax and rejuvenate.