There’s no need to shell out a ton of cash to buy your own fireworks for 4th of July in Orlando. You can celebrate America’s birthday and experience magnificent fireworks displays without spending a penny with these free fireworks shows & 4th of July events in Orlando.
Fireworks have returned to Orlando in 2021! Nothing compares to the amazing fireworks shows that will burst all around Orlando on Sunday, July 4th. Most Central Florida cities are hosting an afternoon of good old-fashioned fun with games, food, vendors and a fireworks finale. The fireworks shows usually start around 9pm.
Make sure to plan ahead. Bring along chairs, a blanket, picnic, bug spray — 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).
Fireworks shows & 4th of July events near Orlando
Orlando’s 44th Annual Fireworks at the Fountain
Sunday, July 4, 5pm – 10pm
Fireworks at 9:15pm
The fireworks are back in downtown Orlando for 2021! Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer for a celebration to remember with the brightest and biggest fireworks over Lake Eola, accompanied by a live patriotic performance by the Orlando Concert Band. FREE live entertainment, family-friendly fun and food for purchase.
If you can’t make it to downtown Orlando for the 4th of July fireworks, or if you prefer to watch from the safety of your home, there will be a live stream of the Fireworks at the Fountain on clickorlando.com starting at 8pm.
SANFORD’S 4TH OF JULY
Star Spangled Sanford
Sunday, July 4, 7pm – 10pm
Fort Mellon Park
Fireworks after sunset
Spend the afternoon exploring downtown Sanford and playing at the splash pad. Bring your own chairs or blankets for a 20-minute fireworks display over Lake Monroe.
WINTER SPRINGS 4TH OF JULY
Celebration of Freedom Winter Springs
Sunday, July 4, 5pm – 9:30pm
Fireworks at 9:10pm
Central Winds Park, Winter Springs
FREE community 4th of July event with vendors, live entertainment, music, shopping and of course — fireworks! Bring your own chairs and blankets.
July 4th Celebration in Apopka
Sunday, July 4, 7pm – 9pm
Fireworks at 9pm
FREE concert by Midnight Mayhem with a July 4th fireworks show by the City of Apopka that will burst in the night sky.
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MOUNT DORA 4TH OF JULY
Mount Dora Freedom on the Waterfront
Saturday, July 3, 4pm – 9pm
Downtown Mount Dora, Elizabeth Evans Park & Gilbert Park
Enjoy an afternoon along Lake Dora with live music, food trucks, family fun and a brilliant fireworks display over the water.
Clermont’s 4th of July Red, White and Boom
Sunday July 4, 7pm – 10pm
Waterfront Park in Clermont
Enjoy dinner at food trucks, DJ music and fireworks over Lake Minneola.
WINTER PARK 4TH OF JULY
Winter Park’s Annual 4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 5 at 9am
Central Park, Winter Park
Celebrate the 4th on the 5th in Winter Park. FREE live entertainment on stage featuring the Bach Festival Choir, free watermelon and apple pie (while supplies last), a Kids Zone and free admission to the Winter Park History Museum.
AVALON PARK FIREWORKS
4th of July Celebration at Avalon Park
Sunday, July 4, 5pm – 9pm
Fireworks at 9pm
The city is hosting a full evening of patriotic fun with a parade, apple pie bake-off, performances, a bounce park and fireworks finale.
Star Spangled Weekend Celebration
July 3 & 4
Fireworks on Sunday at 9:30pm
FREE admission and parking. Two days packed with live music and entertainment.
Monumental 4th of July
Sunday, July 4
Kissimmee Lakefront Park
ORANGE CITY 4TH OF JULY
Fireworks & Fun
Saturday, July 3, 5pm – 9:30pm
Fireworks at 9:15pm
Live music, vendors, food for purchase, kids’ zone and a big fireworks show.
City of Longwood Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 3, 5pm – 9pm
Fireworks at 9:15pm
Reiter Park, Longwood
FREE event with a Tom Petty Tribute Band, food trucks, vendors and a full bar.
MORE FIREWORKS IN ORLANDO
SeaWorld Light Up The Sky
Friday, Saturday & Sundays
Experience a high-energy fireworks spectacular at SeaWorld Orlando. The show is included with admission. Reservations are limited and must be made in advance.
Virtual: Disney Fireworks
Watch the Happily Ever After Fireworks burst over Cinderella’s Castle at Walt Disney World Resort. You can also experience your favorite rides from the comfort of your couch.
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CANCELLED OR POSTPONED FIREWORKS
Red Hot & Boom
CANCELLED FOR 2021
Cranes Roost in Altamonte Springs
The City of Altamonte Springs always blows it out of the park to celebrate our nation’s independence. 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.
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