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The Best Things To Do in Orlando this 4th of July Weekend June 30 - July 4

Updated: Sep 5, 2023

Welcome to a star spangled weekend of things to do here in Orlando. With so much to do this 4th of July Weekend, we've selected the best events that are taking place throughout the weekend.


Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend

The Best Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend!



RECURRING EVENTS


2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
Now - Wednesday July 5, 2023

The popular and fragrant, 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival features fresh cuisine, colorful gardens, playful topiaries and vibrant entertainment.


The popular Garden Rocks Concert Series is back in 2023, featuring favorite tunes at the America Gardens Theatre. And of course, fresh flavors will be on the menu at Outdoor Kitchens and other food and beverage locations throughout the park, among other delights.


SeaWorld Orlando Summer Spectacular

SeaWorld Orlando Summer Spectacular
Now - Monday, September 4, 2023

When the sun goes down, the night comes to life at SeaWorld’s Summer Spectacular! Stay late all summer to immerse yourself in exotic worlds of light and music and experience your favorite SeaWorld attractions in a whole new way.


Dance the night away with world-class DJs for a family-friendly party beneath the waves. Then end the night with Ignite, a fireworks spectacular that brings the brilliance of the sea to the sky above. Put a charge in your summer at SeaWorld’s vibrant Summer Spectacular.



Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Summer Nights
Now - Sunday, August 6, 2023

As the sun goes down, the party heats up at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay during Summer Nights. Explore the park after dark with extended park hours every night. Dance the night away at themed party zones throughout the park, take on Florida’s top thrill rides in the dark and enjoy electrifying entertainment throughout the night.


On select nights, the park lights up with a dazzling display of colors and sound. From jaw-dropping colors to intricate patterns, the Summer Nights Fireworks Spectacular will leave guests in awe.



Summer Fun at LEGOLAND Florida
Now - August 6, 2023

LEGOLAND Florida Resort has a brand new summer show, Go Xtreme!


Go Xtreme has families on edge of their seats at LEGO City Stage, with this all-new show features thrilling, hilarious and EXTREME stunts from world-class performers.


Action-packed stunts include BMX riders, scooter drivers, a Cyr wheel artist, inline skater and a world-record holding pogo athlete, who’s sure to deliver more than a few laughs.


PLUS, The Rhythm Bricks, a roaming percussion group offer an interactive instrument experience throughout the park this summer.


Summer of More with Pirates and Princess Fun at Gaylord Palms Resort

Gaylord Palms Resort Summer Of More
Now - September 4, 2023

Gaylord Palms Resort is inviting guests to a Summer of More with their regal court an band of spirited buccaneers for plenty of pirate and princess fun.


Guests will find a treasure trove of shows and activities, hands-on experiences, fun-in-the- sun at Cypress Springs Water Park and pirate- and princess-themed décor across the 64-acre resort.

During the event, families can create treasures in a craft clubhouse, look for jewels in a puzzle- filled escape room, stroll through remnants of a pirate galleon, embark on a plundering scavenger hunt, see a family films at the resort’s water park, and more.


Dinosaurs at Leu Gardens

Dinosaurs at Leu Gardens
Now - Sunday, July 9, 2023

Dinosaurs are back! An amazing outdoor exhibit of prehistoric creatures have taken over Leu Gardens.

Explore the the nearly 50-acre gardens to discover some of the most feared creatures on the planet. Featuring over 20 life-size dinosaurs ranging in size from 14 inches to a massive 33 ft. Daspletosaurus, cousin to the T-Rex.

Admission to the Dinosaur Invasion exhibit is included with a daytime garden admission.



Duel of Fools at SAK Comedy Lab
Friday, June 30 - Saturday, July 1, 2023

This is SAK’s signature improv show! Two teams of professional improvisers compete for your laughs with audience judges selected at the start of the show. The actors make up songs, scenes and characters right in front of your eyes with the help of the audience’s suggestions and participation. Appropriate for all ages. 7 pm.


King Of The Hill at SAK Comedy Lab
Friday, June 30- Saturday, July 1, 2023

In this knockdown, drag-out comedy battle, a cast of our professional performers pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create scenes, songs and characters on the spot. After each round, the audience decides which team wins and which team loses. The winning team stays for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings. By the end there can only be one King of the Hill! 9 pm.



Michael Colyar at Orlando Improv Comedy Club
Friday, June 30 - Sunday, July 2, 2023

The Orlando Improv Comedy Club located at Pointe Orlando, is one of the premier live stand-up comedy clubs in Orlando. The Improv welcomes the biggest names in comedy to their stage as well as supporting our local talent here in Central Florida!


54 at Renaissance Theater

54 at The Ren
Every Friday & Saturday - August 26, 2023

54 is the newest high-concept entertainment experience from Renaissance Theatre Company.


Guests are encouraged to dress in theme and step into a re-imagination of the iconic nightclub from the 1970s.


The live sound of modern disco fills the air. A colorful dance floor is open (when a cast of professional dancers isn't performing). High-end cocktails and mocktails are on-the-ready.


Later, audiences can continue the party with 54 After-Hours, an elevated themed nightclub experience, also featuring nightly entertainment and a more classical 70s disco soundscape.


Beetlejuice The Musical. The Musical. The Musical  spooks Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Beetlejuice The Musical The Musical The Musical
June 27 - Sunday, July 2, 2023

Beetlejuice The Musical The Musical The Musical is summoning a sizzling hot summer in Orlando when the musical stops and spooks Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, closing out the 2022-2023 Broadway In Orlando season.


BEETLEJUICE tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. Get your tickets now.


July 4th Weekend Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular Sunset Walk Kissimmee

July 4th Weekend Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday, July 1 - Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Join the Promenade at Sunset Walk and celebrate Independence Day with a 4-day weekend celebration and party! Starring D FALC & Scotty B.


Nonstop music with Central Florida’s best bands and DJs, street performers, car and truck show, street market, and of course a fireworks spectacular!




FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2023


Art After Dark at Lake Nona

Art After Dark at Lake Nona
Friday, June 30, 2023

Every Friday night, Art After Dark takes over Lake Nona Town Center from 6 pm.


Enjoy a stroll through our Town Center as you explore hand crafted artisan products, and tasty cuisine. Be sure to grab a glass a wine, stay a while to enjoy the art displayed on the six story art installation, The Beacon.


Sunset Walk’s Fired-up Fridays

Sunset Walk Fired-up Fridays

Friday, June 30, 2023

Friday nights, the Promenade at Sunset Walk presents Fired-Up Fridays, a free Car & Truck Show event with all makes, models, and years welcome of show car quality.


Featuring music by DJ Scotty B and Company, plus the very best regional live bands.


Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza

Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza
Friday, June 30, 2023

Come enjoy live music every Friday night on the Plaza, at Downtown Winter Garden, Centennial Plaza Gazebo.


Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise Old Town Kissimmee

Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise
Friday, June 30, 2023

Join the heart pounding excitement of high-performance engines and true horse power for our Muscle Car Show every Friday night at Old Town in Kissimmee. The Friday Muscle Car Show will begin at 3:00pm and the qualifications are show-quality muscle and factory-performance cars from 1964 and newer and classics from 1985 and older. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm and all cars registered can participate.


Free Friday at The Morse Museum

Friday Family Films at The Morse Museum
Friday, June 30, 2023

The Museum’s summer family programs are organized exclusively for elementary-school-aged children and their parents or guardians. This free 90-minute program includes a short film, a tour of selected galleries at the Morse, and an art project related to the Museum’s collection.



Peter Frampton: Never Say Never Tour
Friday, June 30, 2023

Peter Frampton: Never Say Never Tour comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Tickets on sale now!



Santa Fe Klan
Friday, June 30, 2023

Santa Fe Klan is bringing his Todo Y Nada Tour to Amway Center on June 30 with special guests Snow Tha Product and Tornillo.



Gabe Lugo's Birthday Bash featuring Sky Navy and Friend
Friday, June 30, 2023

Gabe Lugo's Birthday Bash featuring Sky Navy and Friend, at Will’s Pub - Orlando. Get your tickets now.



Luh Tyler
Friday, June 30, 2023

Luh Tyler comes to the Social. Get your tickets now!



Souls of Mischief: Souls of Mischief
Friday, June 30, 2023

Heroes Live Entertainment presents Souls of Mischief: Souls of Mischief: 93 ‘Til Infinity 30th Anniversary Tour at The Abbey!


The crew will be bringing that funky-introspection alongside their fresh, jazzy melodies and throwbacks globally – Expect golden age feels, limited edition merch and razor-sharp lyricism and flow. Purchase tickets now.



Xtravag8 Family Festival  Sanford

Xtravag8 Family Festival

Friday, June 30, 2023


Free family fun at Elev8 Fun, 320 Towne Center Circle, Sanford, featuring food trucks, face painting, vendors, henna, bounce houses, a DJ and more




SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2023


Disney Springs Kids Club

Disney Springs Kids Club
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Dance, play and be entertained at engaging shows for kids of all ages at the Disney Springs Kids Club, taking place every Saturday. Free Entertainment and Free Parking.


Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise

Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Join Old Town in Kissimmee every Saturday and take a trip down memory lane. The Old Town Classic Car Show has been a local tradition for over 30 years, it is one of the premier weekly car shows in Central Florida. The Saturday Classic Car Show begins at 1:00pm and welcomes show-quality 1985 and older hot rods, street rods, and antiques. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm. The event is free for participants and free for the public to attend.


Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Live on the Lawn is your Saturday oasis to relax and recharge while listening to live music and playing lawn games with family and friends. Join Lake Nona from 11 am – 3 pm every Saturday!


Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk

Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk
Saturday, July 1, 2023

The Promenade at Sunset Walk is home to Show Car Saturday Nights. All makes and models are welcome and displayed along Margaritaville Boulevard.

Car enthusiasts will enjoy the music of DJ Scotty B while admiring an amazing collection of classic to modern automobiles, with live bands performing on the Promenade Plaza Stage nightly.



Classic Albums Live: The Who's 'Who's Next'
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Classic Albums Live: The Who's 'Who's Next' comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Tickets on sale now!



USA Fit Games at Orange County Convention Center

USA Fit Games at Orange County Convention Center
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Check out a wide array of Live Athletic Events & Tournaments happening inside the USA Fit Games Expo. USA Powerlifting, Zumba Stage, Olympic Weightlifting, Strong Man, Arm wrestling, Functional Fitness, Grappling, Karate and more.


Plus, check out our IFBB Pro & NPC Bodybuilding & Fitness Show happening on the main stage.


200+ Exhibitors will be participating, with everything from Healthy Snacks, Energy Drinks, Apparel, Supplements, Vitamins, Natural & Holistic products, Anti-Aging products… and much more!


Great American Block Party Lake Nona

Great American Block Party
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Break out your red, white, and blue because the Great American Block Party is returning to Lake Nona Town Center on Saturday, July 1!

Celebrate with live music, the Patriotic Parachuters, carnival games, food trucks, Park Pizza Brewing Bar, stilt walkers, face painting, a wing eating contest, pie baking contest, and much more!



Grungefest! Featuring Nirvanna - Tribute to Nirvana
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Grungefest! Featuring Nirvanna - Tribute to Nirvana comes to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs. Get your tickets now!



Live Band EMO + PUNK Nite
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Live Band EMO + PUNK Nite at Will's Pub. Performing Music by: Paramore, Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, Lit, My Chemical Romance, Sum 41, New Found Glory, Story Of The Year, Taking Back Sunday, Panic! At The Disco, All Time Low, Cartel, and More Purchase tickets now.



Palomino Blond
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Montgomery Drive presents Palomino Blond at The Abbey July 1 with special guests Cathedral Bells, See Through Person and Watts! Get your tickets now.



Ted Park
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Ted Park comes to the Social. Get your tickets now!



I Scream Ice Cream Social at Sam Flax of Orlando

I Scream Ice Cream Social
Saturday, July 1, 2023

I Scream Ice Cream Social at Sam Flax of Orlando with Kelly's Ice Cream, an on sight caricature artist, try-it tables, a screen printing demo, fun in-store raffles, and selfie stations.


Rock, Freedom, and Fireworks Longwood Florida

Rock, Freedom, and Fireworks
Saturday, July 1, 2023

The city of Longwood presents Rock, Freedom, and Fireworks, a fun, free family event with live music from Papa Wheelee, food trucks, a full bar, vendors, and the best fireworks show in town at Reiter Park, Longwood.




Ovideo Mall's 4th of July Fireworks
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Come out to the Oviedo Mall for a spectacular Independence Day Fireworks show.


This is a FREE fireworks show for the public to enjoy. Grab a parking spot and enjoy the show.



Orlando Area Sunday Farmers Markets

Orlando Area Saturday Farmers Markets
Saturday, July 1, 2023

The Winter Garden Farmers Market is your hometown market open every Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. in beautiful Historic Winter Garden.


The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is one of the best produce and plant markets in Central Florida which takes place every Saturday morning from 8 am - 1 pm in Central Park.


The Lake Mary Farmers Market features local vendors of produce, plants, baked goods, and arts and crafts. The market is open every Saturday, from 9 am - 1:30 pm at Lake Mary City Hall.


Visit every Saturday at the City of Longwood Farmers Market at Reiter Park from 9 am - 2 pm, with locally sourced seafood and produce to handmade crafts and more.


Join in every Saturday morning in Lake Nona, the Lake Nona Farmers Market takes place in the beautiful Town Center from 11 am - 3 pm, shop local with the freshest produce and more.




SUNDAY, JULY 2, 2023


Dave Koz and Friends: Summer Horn 2023 Orlando

Dave Koz and Friends: Summer Horn 2023
Sunday, July 2, 2023

Dave Koz & Friends will return to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Steinmetz Hall with a fresh incarnation of the Summer Horns tour, which will find the chart-topping saxophonist teaming up with two other sax greats – Candy Dulfer and Eric Darius.



Laid Back Country Picker
Sunday, July 2, 2023

Montgomery Drive Presents Laid Back Country Picker at Will’s Pub - Orlando. Purchase tickets now.



Sidepiece
Sunday, July 2, 2023

SIDEPIECE comes to The Vanguard in downtown Orlando. Get your tickets now!



The Struts
Sunday, July 2, 2023

The Struts come to The Beacham. Get your tickets now!



All American Independence Day Party at Elks Lodge No. 1079

All American Independence Day Party
Sunday, July 2, 2023

All American Independence Day Party at Elks Lodge No. 1079 12 N. Primrose Drive. Plan to spend the day and enjoy the camaraderie, food, games, and refreshments


MetroWest's Music Works July 4th Celebration

MetroWest's Music Works July 4th Celebration

Sunday, July 2, 2023


MusicWORKS is back with a bang for the 4th! Food trucks, live music from tribute bands honoring the magic of both Motown and Elton John, and fireworks! Taking place on Sunday, July 2, 2023. Admission is free!



Delaney Church July 4th Ice Cream & Fireworks Party
Sunday, July 2, 2023


Enjoy an amazing Community Star-Spangled Celebration at 1919 Delaney Ave, Orlando with Yard Games, Hot Dogs, Marshmallows, Ice Cream and Fireworks! Bring Ice Cream and fixings to share and a Lawn chair. This is a FREE event and will be held in the Gym and Back Parking Lot.



Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company

Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company
Sunday, July 2, 2023

Renaissance Fair at The Ren, is a unique outdoor and indoor event, featuring drag shows, live music, and more. Diverse and Queer-friendly, 18+.


Shops! Vendors, Artists, Crafts, Food Vendors/Trucks, Plants, Merchandise.


Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park

Orlando Area Sunday Farmers Markets
Sunday, July 2, 2023

One of the most popular farmers markets in Central Florida, Orlando Farmer’s Market is located in the heart of Orlando at Lake Eola park, and takes place Sundays 10 am - 4 pm.


Every week at Celebration Farmers Market there are multiple vendors here selling everything from fresh food and produce, to local crafted jewelry, and much more, with a beautiful backdrop of Lakeside Park, this is a must go to farmers market on Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm.


The popular East Orlando Farmers Market offers hand selected produce, creative local small business owners, along with botanical varieties to chose from. Every Sunday 11 am - 4 pm.


Clermont Farmer's Market features over 60 vendors selling seafood, organic produce, and other household items, this popular market is the place to go on Sundays 9 am - 2 pm.


Mount Dora’s open-air Mount Dora Village Market in Sunset Park is open Sundays from 9 am – 2 pm offering fresh products from over 50 market vendors




MONDAY, JULY 3, 2023


Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky

Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom
Monday, July 3, 2023

Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky

A spectacular 14-minute fireworks spectacular high above Cinderella Castle on Main Street U.S.A. is presented on July 3, and July 4 at Magic Kingdom.


This year's fireworks spectacular is scheduled for 9.20 pm.


The Hall Of President at Magic Kingdom

Who better to celebrate America’s independence with than past and present U.S. presidents? At Walt Disney World, The Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom Park provides a unique opportunity to see, and hear, animatronic versions of the nation’s leaders.


In addition to the centerpiece, 25-minute experience, the attraction also offers a self-guided tour of various replicas and artifacts from U.S. history. Enjoy any day.


The Flag Retreat at Magic Kingdom

You won’t want to miss the Flag Retreat which takes place at 5:00 p.m. each day on Main Street U.S.A. where guests can pledge allegiance as the flag is lowered, this special ceremony includes a veteran being selected for the honor.


Dance Parties

DJ dance parties take place throughout Magic Kingdom to celebrate the 4th of July.


Red Hot & Boom Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs

Red Hot & Boom
Monday, July 3, 2023

Red Hot & Boom is back with a BANG!


The City of Altamonte Springs and XL 106.7 are hosting the return of Central Florida's hottest Independence Day celebration at Cranes Roost Park. On July 3, 2023 from 4 pm - 11 pm, Join thousands of your closest friends in the park for live music, food and one of the best fireworks shows around.


Baldwin Park Independence Bash

Baldwin Park Independence Bash
Monday, July 3, 2023

Baldwin Park Independence Bash will feature music and dancing, beer garden, food trucks, balloon artists, face painters, photo ops, live performances and of course fireworks!



Rockin' Freedom Fest
Monday, July 3, 2023

Join Winter Haven on July 3, 2023 for the annual Rockin’ Freedom Fest. This family-friendly celebration includes, food, entertainment and a rocking firework show at

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Winter Haven.



Red, White & Kaboom

Monday, July 3, 2023

Celebrate on July 3, 2023 downtown at The City of Lakeland’s annual Red, White & Kaboom event at Lake Mirror, Lakeland. Enjoy live music from Clemons Road, blending Country music with an island feel or vice versa, and be sure to catch the breathtaking fireworks display at 9:00 p.m.




TUESDAY 4TH OF JULY, 2023


Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky

Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky

A spectacular 14-minute fireworks spectacular high above Cinderella Castle on Main Street U.S.A. is presented on July 3, and July 4 at Magic Kingdom.


This year's fireworks spectacular is scheduled for 9.20 pm.


The Hall Of President at Magic Kingdom

Who better to celebrate America’s independence with than past and present U.S. presidents? At Walt Disney World, The Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom Park provides a unique opportunity to see, and hear, animatronic versions of the nation’s leaders.


In addition to the centerpiece, 25-minute experience, the attraction also offers a self-guided tour of various replicas and artifacts from U.S. history. Enjoy any day.


The Flag Retreat at Magic Kingdom

You won’t want to miss the Flag Retreat which takes place at 5:00 p.m. each day on Main Street U.S.A. where guests can pledge allegiance as the flag is lowered, this special ceremony includes a veteran being selected for the honor.


Dance Parties

DJ dance parties take place throughout Magic Kingdom to celebrate the 4th of July.



Walt Disney World - EPCOT
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Live Entertainment

A cappella vocal group Voices of Liberty will perform numbers from the American songbook beneath the rotunda in The American Adventure


Favorite Disney pals will don their "Spirit of '76" attire and meet with guests throughout the day at The American Adventure.


Patriotic bites and sips in honor of the nation's birthday will be available for a limited time. At EPCOT, look for a Fourth of July Liege Waffle, available on July 4 only at Connections Café.


American Adventure

The American Adventure spotlights American history and heritage. The show is a journey through important moments in America’s history narrated by Audio-Animatronic figures of Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain. Enjoy everyday.


Spaceship Earth

The icon will light up in red, white, and blue for the 4th of July holiday!


4th of July Fireworks

A Fourth of July fireworks tag, 'The Heartbeat of Freedom," will follow the regular nightly performance of "EPCOT Forever" at 9pm.


SeaWorld Orlando July 4th Fireworks

SeaWorld Orlando
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Enjoy a 4th of July firework spectacular on SeaWorld Orlando's large central lake with inspiring music synced to beautiful fireworks in celebration of America. View from areas like Bayside Stadium or find a spot along the water.


Universal Orlando Resort 4th of July Celebrations

Universal Orlando Resort
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Universal Studios Florida and Universal CityWalk are hosting 4th of July celebrations.


Starting at 5:00 pm. guests can enjoy live music, a DJ, and themed performers within Universal Studios Florida, and in CityWalk.


Guests within Universal Studios Florida will also have the opportunity to meet various characters, and at 9 pm, there will be a short fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day.


Fireworks at the Fountain Lake Eola Orlando

Fireworks at the Fountain
Tuesday, July 4, 202

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer invites you to the 46th annual Fireworks at the Fountain on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at Lake Eola Park. From 4 to 10 p.m., enjoy live entertainment, family friendly fun, and food and beverages available for purchase from a variety of vendors. At 9:15 p.m., the sky will illuminate with a spectacular fireworks finale, set to a live patriotic performance by the Orlando Concert Band.



Monumental 4th of July


The Monumental 4th of July Celebration in Kissimmee features live performances on the Festival Lawn, KUA Kid’s Zone on the Veterans Lawn, food trucks, beverage concessions, and a grand Fireworks display to close out the night!



City of St. Cloud 4th on the Lake
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Bigger and better than ever! 4th on the Lake features live music, food trucks, beer garden, car show, kids zone, games & prizes, local businesses...and of course FIREWORKS.



4th of July Celebration at Boxi Park
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Boxi Park has a lineup of exciting activities and entertainment planned for the whole family.


With live music, entertainment, andexciting games and activities for the kids with bouncy houses to face painters and more...



Celebration Star Spangled Spectacular
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Enjoy a memorable 4th of July in Celebration Town Center, at its Star Spangled Spectacular.


The day kicks off at 9 a.m. with a parade along Celebration Avenue and Market Street, followed by food, fun, and activities for kids throughout the day.


In the evening, enjoy live music followed by a fireworks finale.



Red, White & Blue Americana Events Winter Garden

Red, White & Blue Americana Events 2023
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Downtown Winter Garden turns Red, White, and Blue from Memorial Day through Independence Day,


The patriotic decorations pay tribute to America’s holidays while adding nostalgia to the charm of historic downtown. Enjoy the décor while you shop, dine, and stroll.



July 4th Celebrations at Old Town Kissimmee
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Celebrate the Red, White, and Blue on July 4th with Old Town and Fun Spot America Kissimmee. Bring the family for an entire day of fun including streetmosphere entertainment and live music on the Old Town Main Stage featuring Rocktown from 6 pm - 10 pm.


Admission is free for all ages with Free Fireworks beginning at 9:00pm from the top of the buildings of Old Town.



19th Annual All American Kids Parade Winter Garden
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

A variety of complimentary patriotic decorations is available just outside the Winter Garden Masonic Lodge No. 165 to decorate bikes, scooters, wagons, and even your walking shoes, courtesy of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation.


Everyone is welcome to join the All American Kids Parade of red, white, and blue -- on bike, scooter, or foot


Spectators are welcome to line the street to get a good viewing spot to cheer on the parade participants. Bring your own chair to watch in comfort.



Winter Garden Party in the Park and Fireworks Display
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

The City of Winter Garden presents Party in the Park, one of the best firework shows in Central Florida!


Party in the Park is a FREE event for the community to celebrate America’s birthday. The SPECTACULAR fireworks display is over Lake Apopka and preshow entertainment includes live music, family activities, and more for all ages.


Festivities begin at 6:00 pm. and the Fireworks Show starts at 9:15 pm.



The City of Clermont Red, White & Boom  Lake Minneola, Clermont

The City of Clermont Red, White & Boom
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

This free, family-friendly evening presented by South Lakes Chamber of Commerce includes food trucks, vendors, a live DJ and more.


Watch a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Minneola starting at 9:15 p.m. Bring your own chairs or blankets to enjoy the show.



Star Spangled Sanford
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

On the 4th of July, bring the whole family, with your lawn chairs or blankets, to enjoy The City of Sanford's Star Spangled Sanford on the Riverwalk, between Palmetto Avenue and Mellonville Avenue, from 7 - 10pm. The kids will really enjoy the Kids Zone, the enormous park playground, and the splash pad (which will be open until sunset) in Ft. Mellon Park.


The Riverwalk will be filled with live entertainers, food, drink, and merchandise vendors, and radio station K92.3 will be on hand to keep it festive. At 9:15, everyone can enjoy a spectacular pyrotechnics show choreographed to patriotic music over Lake Monroe



The Annual Avalon Park Fourth of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2023


Bike Parade, Community Performances, and Spectacular Fireworks at 9 pm! Plus enjoy vendors, a bounce park, and an Apple Pie Bake-off!



Celebration of Freedom
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Celebrate the 4th of July with a BANG! Join the community at Central Winds Park for the Winter Spring's annual Celebration of Freedom. The evening is filled with fun from live entertainment, a free kid’s area, & great vendors. The night will wrap up with a world-class firework display.



Geneva 4th of July Festival
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Celebrate the 4th of July in Geneva at the Rural Heritage Center, Celebrate "Keepin It Rural" during the 52nd Geneva 4th of July Parade & Festival, Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Festival at 8:30 am and Parade at 10:00 am.


Highlights include a car show, vendors, vintage airplane flyover, Invocation and Flag Ceremony, and the parade.



Thunder on the Ridge
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Join Haines City to celebrate this Fourth of July tradition. With the title of Polk County’s largest firework display, Haines City strives to make this a memorable event for the entire family. They will have plenty of cold beer, food, live entertainment, children’s activities, and much more.



Davenport 4th of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Join the City of Davenport at Lewis Mathews Sports Complex, Davenport

for live entertainment, food vendors, and a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.



Winter Park 28th Annual 4th of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Celebrate Independence day with the City of Winter Park! Join the Bach Festival Choir and Brass Ensemble for their performance at 9:30 a.m. Make sure to grab some Kona Ice pies, and cookies while celebrating (while supplies last).


Bring the family over to enjoy a Kids Zone with carnival games, balloon artist and bounce slides provided by our Parks & Recreation Family Fun Program.



Independence Day Celebration at The Morse
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

The Morse Museum provides free admission in conjunction with the City of Winter Park’s 4th of July Celebration.



Association of Poinciana Villages Fireworks Spectacular
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

The Fireworks Spectacular at Vance Harmon Park Amphitheater, Poinciana will feature live music and entertainment. Poinciana’s favorite emcee, Carol Saragusa, will once again be there to lead us through this spectacular celebration.


DJ Johnny Tsunami will provide live music throughout the night along with La Calle Band and dancers, El Principe del Timbal, plus salsa dancers, stilt walkers and hoopers.



City of Apopka's July 4th Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Enjoy a free family-friendly July 4th Celebration with My Generation and Fireworks at the Apopka Amphitheater! Food, Face Painting, Balloon Artistry, Climbing Tower, Bounce Houses, Bungee Trampoline, Fireworks, and more!




THIS & EVERY WEEKEND


Things To Do In Orland At The Weekend Attractions

Visit Some Amazing Orlando Attractions


Central Florida offers a never ending choice of fun experiences for everyone to enjoy


Want to experience a uniquely Florida Attraction? Then a visit to Gatorland is a must do with alligators and crocodiles of all sizes, plus they have an aviary, petting zoo, thrilling Screamin’ Gator Zip Line and a Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure.

Soaring above International Drive is The Wheel at ICON Park, an iconic 400-foot tall observation wheel offering breathtaking views of Central Florida, it's the centerpiece of the ICON Park Entertainment Complex which is also home to the attractions of SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Orlando and the fun Museum of Illusions Orlando.

I-Drive also offers the indoors Dezerland Action Park with so much to enjoy including bowling, go-kart track and a huge auto museum.

Take a walk on the weird side at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando with kitschy oddities on display, including shrunken human heads & rare skeletons.

A highlight of I-Drive is the upside down building that is Wonderworks, an amusement park for the mind with 35,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”, the attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination.


Go huge at Fun Spot America, with coasters and rides for all ages, it's hugeeee with locations on I-Drive and next to Old Town in Kissimmee.


Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex features exhibits and displays, historic spacecraft and memorabilia, shows, two IMAX theaters, and "Space Shuttle Atlantis" which is home to the real Space Shuttle Atlantis orbiter and the Shuttle Launch Experience, a simulated ride into space. 

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Cool Off In An Orlando Water Park


There is nowhere better than Orlando to experience miles of lazy rivers, massive wave pools and some of the most thrilling water slides imaginable and then some.

Orlando has the perfect weather for fun days at the pool or a water park, so get ready to cool off and splash into our amazing water parks!

Highlights include Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World, and the amazing South Pacific themed Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando, while SeaWorld Orlando of course specializes in all things aquatic and their water park Aquatica is amazing.

LEGOLAND Florida's Water Park features Lego of course and is so much fun, while over at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay you'll discover Adventure Island!

Plus, with even more splashing fun in the fun of Island H20 Water Park at the Margaritaville Resort in Kissimmee, Coco Key Water Park on International Drive and Treasure Cove Water Park at Westgate Resort near the Convention Center and you have an incredible selection of Water Parks.

Enjoy The Great Outdoors Here In Orlando

Enjoy The Great Outdoors Here In Orlando


For those seeking adventure this Memorial Day Weekend, then you can ride an airboat through the swamps in search of gators at both, Wild Florida or Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, or soar above the trees on zip lines and tarzan ropes at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park!


Looking for something a little more laid back? Enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride over Orlando with Painted Horizons Hot Air Balloon Rides, enjoy a Swan Paddle Boat Ride around Lake Eola or take a leisurely stroll in one of the many beautiful gardens and parks Orlando has to offer.


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Enjoy A World Of Delicious Food!


Dining in Orlando is a real treat for the taste buds, where you can enjoy an endless world of choice at a massive choice of restaurants throughout Central Florida, including well known chains brands, themed dining experiences, locally owned farm fresh establishments and celebrity chef restaurants.

At Disney Springs you'll be spoilt for choice with so many mouthwatering options including , Planet Hollywood, The Boathouse, Chef Art Smith's Homecomin', D-Luxe Burger, Enzo's Hideaway, Morimoto Asia, Paddlefish, STK Orlando and more!

Delight at Disney's Boardwalk with Flying Fish, Boardwalk Bakery and Trattoria al Forno.

Over at Pointe Orlando on I-Drive they offer some really unique and tasty dining experiences with Maggiano's Little Italy, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, The Hampton Social, Taverna Opa, JoJo's Shake Bar and more.

The food extravaganza continues over at Icon Park on I-Drive with Shake Shack, Sugar Factory, Harry Ramsay's Fish And Chips, Uncle Julio's Mexican, Tapa Toro, Yard House and more.

Citywalk at Universal Orlando really know how to spoil you for choice with Hard Rock Cafe, The Cowfish, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, Big Fire Grill, Red Oven Pizza Bakery and more.

We also recommend you try Boston Lobster Feast, Giordano's, Hokkaido, Black Angus Steakhouse, Ichiban, Mango's Tropical Cafe, plus the world's largest entertainment McDonald's and the world's largest White Castle!

Oh and of course you'll find just about every chain restaurant too!! You Gotta Go eat now guys.


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Grab A Bargain While Shopping In Orlando


Who doesn't love to shop, and here in Orlando you will discover a shoppers paradise with something for everyone,.


A very popular spot is Disney Springs where you can shop till you drop, with everything Disney branded you can imagine and more, plus enjoy the Coca-Cola Store, LEGO Store, M & M World, Ron Jon's Surf Shop, and household retailers including Levi, Coach, Joe Malone, Kate Spade and many, many more!


Obviously outlet shopping is very popular here in Orlando and we're lucky to have our fair share of outlets, including Orlando Premium Outlets which has two huge locations featuring over 360 stores all offering amazing savings including Orlando's only official Walt Disney World outlet stores, you can find Premium Outlets locates on International Drive and Vineland Avenue.

Another popular outlet location is the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores featuring over 50 stores, with many brands you will not find anywhere else in Orlando.

Mall shopping continues to be ever popular here in Orlando with The Florida Mall a must visit, featuring over 270 retail stores, it's the areas largest shopping destination. The Mall at Millenia is a world class shopping destination boasting 150 of the finest stores, it's popular for upscale shopping here in Orlando.


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Be Entertained In Orlando


There's always something happening in Orlando to keep you entertained, and here at Gotta Go Orlando we've got you covered for the latest going out news, if it's happening in Orlando, you'll find it right here! Concert goers and music lovers have a year round calendar of concerts to enjoy at an impressive choice of music venues including Hard Rock Live, House Of Blues, The Plaza Live, Amway Center and the Addition Financial Arena. The best Broadway shows, plays and musicals regularly play Orlando at the impressive Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts., Winter Park Playhouse, Fringe ArtSpace, and many more. Orlando also has a happening club and bar scene including Downtown's Wall St Plaza, and many more. Central Florida has a vibrant festival calendar with massive events at the theme parks aimed at locals and tourists alike, highlights include the Flower & Garden Festival and the Food & Wine Festival at Epcot, Universal Studios Orlando has Mardi Gras while SeaWorld Orlando offers the Seven Seas Festival. You'll never run out of entertainment options, you just gotta go out there and have fun!

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Whether Watching Or Taking Part - Enjoy Sports


What sets Orlando apart is golf, and the pro-designed golf courses tare truly special. Arnold Palmer’s layouts can be found at Shingle Creek Golf Club, Orange Lake Resort,Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge and Walt Disney World Golf’s courses.


Palmer also designed one of the three courses at Reunion Resort, with the others designed by Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus. Another Nicklaus designed course is at Grand Cypress Golf Club. Other pro designed courses are from Greg Norman, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes, and Reese Jones, Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, among other celebrated designers.


If tennis is your racket, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus in Lake Nona is the Home of American Tennis with 100 courts spread across 64 acres. Players of all ages and skill levels can play for free, plus for Pickleball fans they even have full-size Pickleball courts.


When it comes to watching sports here in Orlando, The NBA’s Orlando Magic play their home games in the stunning Amway Center in Downtown Orlando, as do the ECHL Orlando Solar Bears.


Orlando is also home to a 25,500-seat soccer stadium that hosts MLS Orlando City Soccer Club and the NWSL Orlando Pride.

Orlando Speed World offers stock car racing speedway, well worth a visit for a fun night out and of course nearby Daytona Beach is home to the world famous NASCAR and Daytona 500, as well as to the annual Bike Week gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts.

The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is home to hundreds of sports competitions, ranging from youth soccer to professional fast pitch softball and the annual Disney Marathon Weekend.


The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

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