The Fourth of July is a time to spend time with friends and family and celebrate our Independence from Great Britain. To help with your celebration I have included the firework schedule for different Central Florida counties. Have Fun and Drink Responsibly.
July 4: Mount Dora 4th of July celebration, Mount Dora. Independence Day celebration with a parade on Donnelly Street, live music and fireworks at Gilbert Park. Sponsored by the Rotary Club. Free. 352-383-2165. www.mountdora.
July 4: Fourth of July celebration, Leesburg. Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Venetian Gardens in Leesburg. The event will include fireworks, live entertainment and games. Festivities start at 6 p.m.Admission is free. 352-728-9721. www.
July 3: Red, White & Brew Bash, Orlando. Celebrate the Fourth of July during the Red, White & Brew Bash at Howl at the Moon piano bar. The event will include Miller Lite and 86-ounce Cherry Kool-Aid bucket specials. Festivities start at 7 p.m. 407-354-5999. www.
July 3 and 4: Red, White and Brew, Orlando. Celebrate our country’s independence at the Wall Street Plaza in downtown Orlando. The party starts at 9 p.m. on July 3 with a block party and live music. On July 4 from 4 p.m.-midnight, take part in the $10 all-you-can-drink Samuel Adams beer garden, Korndogg Karaoke, live music, games and food. 407-849-0471. wallstplaz
July 4: Fireworks at the Fountain, Orlando. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon around beautiful Lake Eola in downtown Orlando with games, activities, live entertainment and delicious food, followed by a fabulous 30-minute fireworks display at night. Admission is free. 407-246-3720. www.
July 4: Fireworks at Avalon Park, Orlando. Experience the Fourth of July Celebration in Avalon Park. The event will include fireworks, an apple-pie bake off, hot dog-eating contest, bike parade, a wet and dry bounce house and community performances. Festivities start at 5 p.m. Admission is free. 407-658-6565. www.
July 5: Baldwin Park Independence Day Bash, Orlando. Celebrate Independence Day with live music, shopping, interactive games, a food and beer garden, a bounce house and a fireworks display. Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. along New Broad Street in Village Center. 407-740-5838. www.
July 4: SeaWorld Orlando’s Fourth of July Celebration, Orlando. SeaWorld will celebrate Fourth of July with fireworks and music at Bayside Stadium. The festivities start at 9:30 p.m. with a singing ensemble and nine-piece band. 1-888-800-
July 4: Rockin’ Fourth of July Celebration, Disney’s Hollywood Studios. A disc jockey will kick off this music-filled evening at 6 p.m. at the sorcerer’s hat. Rock band Mulch, Sweat and Shears will take the stage at 7 p.m., and fireworks will light up the sky at 10:15 p.m. The celebration is free with park admission. 407-824-4321. disne
All week: Red, White and Blue Extravaganza, Disney’s Magic Kingdom. This weeklong event features a patriotic-themed parade plus food. Festivities run from July 1 to July 7. The celebration is free with admission (one-day pass: $95 plus tax general, $89 plus tax ages 3-9, free ages 2 and younger). 407-824-4321. disney
July 3: Old-Fashioned July Fourth Celebration, Winter Park. Beautiful Central Park downtown is the site of this lively festival featuring patriotic music, a parade, hot-dog-eating contest and other activities for the whole family. Admission is free. 407-623-3363. www.orlando-
Happy 4th of July,
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