There’s no need to shell out a ton of cash to buy your own fireworks for Independence Day in Orlando. You can experience magnificent fireworks displays without spending a penny. Nothing compares to the amazing fireworks shows that will burst all around Central Florida for the 4th of July 2018.
Most Central Florida cities are hosting an afternoon of old fashion fun, games, food, and vendors with a fireworks finale. Bring along chairs, a blanket, and picnic…and be prepared for the crowds. Our favorite way to watch the fireworks is by setting up near the show instead of in the middle of the action. You don’t need to be close to see the sky light up. Keep in mind that fireworks’ showtimes will be delayed if it’s raining (which happens often this time of year). We’ve rounded up free fireworks shows & 4th of July events near Orlando:
23rd Annual Red Hot & Boom
Cranes Roost in Altamonte Springs
Tuesday, July 3 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. (fireworks at 9:30 p.m.)
The City of Altamonte Springs always blows it out of the park on 4th of July. Enjoy a free day of music from the hottest artists, family fun, and of course, one of the best firework displays. This is a very popular event. You can find adequate viewing spots on the opposite side of the water/amphitheater. If you have a view of the “I-4 eyesore,” then you are close enough to see the fireworks.
Mount Dora Freedom on the Waterfront
Downtown Mount Dora, Elizabeth Evans Park
Tuesday, July 3 (fireworks at 9 p.m.)
Enjoy an afternoon along Lake Dora with live music, food trucks, family fun and a brilliant fireworks display over the water.
Baldwin Park Independence Day Bash
4990 New Broad Street
Tuesday, July 3, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (fireworks at 9:15 p.m.)
The evening kicks off with a free festival in the Village Center with live music, vendors and entertainment. Set up a spot to enjoy a fireworks show over Lake Baldwin.
Mount Dora’s 4th of July Parade
Wednesday, July 4 at 10 a.m.
Donnelly Street in downtown Mt. Dora. Free traditional parade throughout the streets of the quaint town.
Fireworks at the Fountain
Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando
Wednesday, July 4, live entertainment starts at 4 p.m. (fireworks at 9:10 p.m.)
Orlando Mayor, Buddy Dyer, invites the community to celebrate our nation’s freedom with a spectacular fireworks show, free entertainment, a kids’ play area, live music, beer garden and beverages for purchase.
Star Spangled Sanford
Fort Mellon Park on Sanford Riverwalk
Wednesday, July 4 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Arrive early to set up your spot next to Fort Mellon Park and along the Riverwalk for an afternoon of live music, food, drinks and American fun. The fireworks will burst in the night sky over Lake Monroe.
Winter Springs Celebration of Freedom
Central Winds Park
Wednesday, July 4, 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The evening is filled with fun: live entertainment, tasty treats the town’s very own Got Talent competition. Enjoy a kid’s area and shop the various vendors. As the night wraps up the sky will fill with world-class fireworks.
The City of Oviedo Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (fireworks at 9 p.m.)
Enjoy live music, carnival rides and games. Entry is free but there is an extra charge for a wristband ($5 in advance) for unlimited inflatables. There’s a cash bar too.
Winter Garden Party in the Park
Wednesday, July 4 starting at 5 p.m. (fireworks at 9:15 p.m.)
Claim your spot early for games, crafts, food, vendors and an evening fireworks display.
Winter Garden All American Kids Parade & Breakfast
Winter Garden Masonic Lodge
Wednesday, July 4, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Kids eat for free starting at 8 a.m. Parade at 10 a.m.
Kissimmee’s Monumental July 4th Celebration
Kissimmee Lakefront Park
Wednesday, July 4, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
4th of July Celebration at Avalon Park
Downtown Avalon Park
Wednesday, July 4, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (fireworks at dusk)
Clermont’s 4th of July Red, White and Boom
Tuesday, July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Activities for all ages and fireworks over Lake Minneola.
Celebration Independence Day Parade
Wednesday, July 4 at 9 a.m.
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