There’s no need to shell out a ton of cash to buy your own fireworks for Independence Day in Orlando. Experience magnificent fireworks displays without spending a penny. Nothing compares to the amazing fireworks shows that will burst all around Central Florida this weekend for the 4th of July. Bring along chairs, a blanket and picnic…and be prepared for the crowds. We’ve rounded up 10 places for you to watch fireworks shows for free.
Fireworks at the Fountain
Lake Eola Park
Saturday, July 4 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (fireworks at 9:10 p.m.)
Watch as fireworks burst over the iconic Lake Eola Fountain at the official Orlando 4th of July celebration with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. Enjoy a family-friendly evening filled with music, kids’ activities and food and beverages for purchase. This free event begins at 4 p.m. and is capped off with a patriotic light, sound and water show from the Lake Eola Fountain and a spectacular fireworks finale at 9:10 p.m.
Red Hot & Boom
Cranes Roost in Altamonte Springs
Friday, July 3 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. (fireworks at 9:30 p.m.)
The biggest and brightest Independence Day event in Central Florida is Red Hot & Boom! Altamonte Springs brings the best fireworks show and entertainment year after year. And the best part is that it’s the day before the big holiday – on July 3rd at Cranes Roost from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. The 20th annual free event is bursting with an exciting entertainment lineup brought to you by XL106.7, kids’ activities, vendor booths, food, drinks and an amazing 25-minute firework display synchronized by music starting at 9:30 p.m.
Star Spangled Sanford
Fort Mellon Park
Saturday, July 4 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The night will sparkle along the Riverwalk on July 4th during Star Spangled Sanford. The city of Sanford is celebrating Independence Day with entertainment, food and drinks. Cool off at the Splash Pad and watch a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Monroe.
Mount Dora Freedom on the Waterfront
Downtown Mount Dora, Elizabeth Evans Park
Friday, July 3 at 5 p.m. (fireworks at dusk)
Experience a vibrant display of fireworks and special effects on Lake Dora. Enjoy live music, activities for the kids and food vendors.
The City of Oviedo Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 4 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Free admission, free concerts and free fireworks. An inflatable games wristband can be purchased for $5 before the event or $7 the day of.
Winter Garden Party in the Park
Saturday, July 4 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (fireworks at 9:15 p.m.)
Bring a chair or blanket and pick a spot on the grass to watch Winter Garden’s fireworks show. Enjoy live music, family activities and food during this free event for the entire family. Parking available at Health Central Park and Dillard Street Elementary.
Celebration A Sci-Fi 4th of July
Celebration Town Center
Saturday, July 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. (fireworks at 9:30)
Start off your 4th of July with a parade in Celebration at 9 a.m. and then return in the late afternoon for more activities like a Sci-Fi themed costume contest, bounce houses, inflatable games, live music and a fireworks spectacular. Parking and admission are free.
Kissimmee’s Monumental July 4th Celebration
Kissimmee Lakefront Park
Saturday, July 4 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (fireworks at 9:10)
The celebration will feature fun and entertainment for the entire family including live music on stage, a beer garden, food trucks and a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Tohopekaliga.
Baldwin Park Independence Day Bash
Village Center of Baldwin Park
Friday, July 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Village Center will come alive with nearly 100 participants and sponsors of all kinds offering lots of fun including; shopping, a showcase of artisans and craftsman with works for sale, festival snacks/food trucks, a beer garden, face painting, balloon art, interactive activities, and more. End the evening with a fireworks show over Lake Baldwin.
4th of July Celebration at Avalon Park
Downtown Avalon Park
Saturday, July 4th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Celebrate with a line up of community events including an apple pie bake-off, hot dog eating contest, bike parade, wet/dry bounce park and fireworks.