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.
Nothing compares to the amazing fireworks shows that will burst all around Orlando. Most Central Florida cities are hosting an afternoon of old fashion fun, games, food, and vendors with 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).
Free fireworks shows & 4th of July events near Orlando
Light Up the Lake
Tuesday, July 2 starting at 5pm (fireworks at 9:15pm)
Grills Lakeside: 4315 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando
Get the party started early at this popular lakeside restaurant with live music and activities for the entire family. Bonus for the little ones: there’s a playground on property.
Red Hot & Boom
Wednesday, July 3, 4pm – 11pm
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.
Mount Dora Freedom on the Waterfront
Wednesday, July 3, 5pm – 9:30pm
Downtown Mount Dora, Elizabeth Evans Park
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
Wednesday, July 3, 6pm – 11pm (fireworks at 9:15pm)
4801 New Broad Street
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.
Fireworks at the Fountain
Thursday, July 4, 4pm – 10pm
Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando
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, and beverages for purchase. The City recommends finding alternative modes of transportation because of street closures and limited on-street parking.
Star Spangled Sanford
Thursday, July 4, 4pm – 10pm
Fort Mellon Park on Sanford Riverwalk
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
Thursday, July 4, 5pm – 9:30pm
Central Winds Park
Wear your red, white and blue because this city hosts an evening filled with fun: live entertainment, kid’s area and a variety of vendors. As the night wraps up the sky will fill with world-class fireworks.
The City of Oviedo Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 5pm – 9pm (fireworks at 9pm)
Enjoy live music, carnival rides and games. Entry is free but there is an extra charge for a wristband ($5 in advance or $7 day of) for unlimited inflatables. There’s a cash bar too.
4th of July Celebration at Avalon Park
Thursday, July 4, 5pm – 9pm (fireworks 9pm)
Downtown Avalon Park
Celebrate with an apple pie bake-off, bike parade, bounce park, vendors, live performances and music.
Winter Garden’s Party in the Park
Thursday, July 4, 6pm – 9:30pm (fireworks (9:15pm)
Newton Park, Winter Garden
Kids’ activities, live music, games, vendors, and food and drinks for purchase.
Clermont’s 4th of July Red, White and Boom
Waterfront Park in Clermont
Celebration Independence Day Parade
Wednesday, July 4 at 9 a.m.
Mount Dora’s 4th of July Parade
Thursday, July 4 at 10am
Donnelly Street in downtown Mt. Dora. Free traditional parade throughout the streets of the quaint town.
Winter Park’s 24th Annual 4th of July Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 9am – noon
Central Park, Winter Park
Free hot dogs, watermelon and water (while supplies last). Live music, kids’ zone with carnival games, train rides and slides. Bicycle parade at 11:30am. Children can bring their bicycles already decorated or decorate them at the old bus stop on the corner of Park Avenue and Morse Boulevard.
Free Museum admission on July 4th
- The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will celebrate 24 years on Park Avenue with its Independence Day Open House. The museum, which is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of work by American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, will provide FREE admission to its galleries from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Also, in downtown Winter Park, The Winter Park History Museum, located at 200 W. New England Ave. (north end of the Farmers’ Market building), will be open with FREE admission, as always, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Red, White and Blues on the Plaza
Saturday, July 6, 6pm – 8pm
Centennial Plaza, Winter Garden
Free live outdoor concert.
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