Monthly Archives: June 2019


Celebrate July 4th in Orlando

Orlando is the city beautiful.  That’s our motto and it becomes even more so when the cities are draped in patriotic colors of red, white and blue.  The fantastic displays in the parks are something to be seen.

You could say the parks are experts in pyrotechnics as they have firework displays every day of the year.  Special holidays like the 4th of July and New Year’s Day means viewers are in for a feast of the senses as these parks put on displays rarely seen around the world.

Taking a page from the parks incredible displays, places such as Lake Eola delight with their not-to-be-missed firework spectaculars!

Fireworks not your style?  There’s also FREE admission to the beautiful the Morse Museum in Winter Park where another kind color explosion happens in the form of a stunning display of Tiffany glass.

The wonderful folks at have gathered this list for you and we’re happy to share it with you!  We hope you enjoy it and have a very

Happy 4th of July!

Walt Disney World® Resort

Nighttime fireworks shows at three of Walt Disney World Resort’s theme parks will get Fourth of July makeovers in honor of the holiday. Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky will take place at 9 p.m. on July 3 and 4 at Magic Kingdom® Park. On July 4 only, Independence Day fireworks are scheduled for 9 p.m. at Epcot®, and 9:30 p.m. at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. All three are included with regular admission to their respective parks.

Learn more: Discount Tickets to Walt Disney World Resort

SeaWorld® Orlando

Celebrate America’s birthday with one of Orlando’s most incredible fireworks displays at SeaWorld Orlando’s 4th of July Celebration. Consisting of a patriotic finale to the park’s regular end-of-day spectacle, Ignite, the event will light up the sky with fireworks, lasers and pyrotechnics. It’s all included with regular park admission and can best be viewed at SeaWorld’s Bayside Stadium.

Learn more: Discount Tickets to SeaWorld Orlando

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

On July 4-6, LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s Red, White & Boom! event will culminate with a fireworks gala where special viewing glasses will make it appear as if giant LEGO® bricks are exploding in the sky. The day’s festivities will also include a DJ dance party, a patriotic competition build, and the chance to help build an enormous LEGO U.S. flag. The festivities are included with regular park admission.

Learn more: Discount Tickets to LEGOLAND Florida Resort

Daytona International Speedway

The Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, about an hour from downtown Orlando, has been an Independence Day weekend tradition for nearly five decades. Held on July 6, this year’s 160-lap, 400-mile event will feature all of the fast action fans have come to expect, followed by one of the Southeast’s largest fireworks shows. Admission prices vary.

Independence Day Community Events in Orlando

Baldwin Park Independence Day Bash (July 3)

Running from 6-11 p.m., this free, annual event kicks off with a festival in Village Center of Baldwin Park, about 15 minutes from downtown Orlando. At 9:15 p.m., enjoy a spectacular, choreographed fireworks show over Lake Baldwin.

Fireworks at the Fountain (July 4)

Celebrate U.S. independence with a free fireworks display and laser show at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. Beginning at 4 p.m., the event will feature live music, a beer garden, a kids’ play area, and food and beverages available for purchase, culminating with evening fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Red Hot & Boom (July 3)

Held at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, about 20 minutes north of downtown Orlando, this free event offers live performances, mouthwatering food and beverages, and a synchronized fireworks display. It runs from 4-11 p.m., with the fireworks scheduled for 9:30.

Red, White & Brew (July 3-4)

Head to Wall St. Plaza in downtown Orlando for two nights of patriotic block parties with great food, outdoor games, tons of giveaways, live music and more. All of Wall St. Plaza’s member bars will be participating, including Cantina, The Hen House, Hooch, The Monkey Bar, Shine, Sideshow and Waitiki.

Winter Park’s 4th of July Celebration (July 4)

Now in its 24th year, this annual celebration takes place in Winter Park’s Central Park, about 20 minutes from downtown Orlando. Running from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the event will feature live music, a Family Fun Program Kids Zone, and free hot dogs, watermelon and water for all while supplies last.

Watermelon 5K (July 4)

Start your Independence Day the right way with a 5K around the city of Winter Park, just 20 minutes from downtown Orlando. The race starts at 7 a.m. and benefits the Track Shack Foundation, a local 501c(3) organization that promotes health and fitness with an emphasis on youth programs. Entry costs $30 through June 22, $35 from June 23 – July 3, and $40 on race day. Through July 3, a $10 discount is available for military and anyone age 17 and under or 65 and over.

Free Admission at The Morse Museum (July 4)

On Independence Day, enjoy free admission at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, about 20 minutes from downtown Orlando. The museum hosts the world’s largest collection of works by famed artist Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Say Thanks to Dad This Father's Day in Orlando 2019

Say Thanks to Day with These Father’s Day Events in Orlando

Free admission & discounts on Father’s Day in Orlando

  • Harry P. Leu Gardens is offering free admission for dads on Father’s Day, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stroll through Orlando’s most beautiful garden. For everyone else, garden admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.
  • The Orange County Regional History Center is celebrating with free admission to all dads on June 16, noon – 5 p.m.
  • Bok Tower Gardens is free for dads on Father’s Day.
  • Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is free for dads on Sunday, June 16.
  • SAK Comedy Lab is giving dads the gift of laughter with a lineup of three shows on Father’s Day. Dad’s admission is free and general admission is $20. Reservations are recommended.
  • Winter Park is inviting everyone to relax in the park with their favorite superhero: DAD! Kids can make some fun gifts to celebrate dad at Phelps Park on Saturday, June 15, 10am – 12pm. Free event.
  • RDV Ice Den in Maitland is letting dad lace up for free ice skating on Sunday, June 16 with the purchase of one child’s public skate admission. Public skate times on Father’s Day: 2pm – 3:45pm and 5:30pm – 7:15pm.
  • Bass Pro Shops: Give dad a day out with the kids during Gone Fishing Event, June 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 2019 at participating Bass Pro Shops. Free catch and release ponds, certificate of first catch (while supplies last), and other special memory makers are available.
  • Stop by Orlando Brewing for a free tour (Monday – Saturday at 6 p.m.). On Father’s Day, dads get 2-4-1 pints and 20% off growler refills. 
  • Take a dip in one of Central Florida’s cool and natural springs. Choose from one of many parks near Orlando:
    • At De Leon Springs, you can cook your own pancakes at the Sugar Mill Restaurant, and then stay for the day to take a dip in the swimming area or rent canoes. 
    • Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka has boat tours, camping, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and snorkeling. The cost is $6 per vehicle.
    • Kelly Park/Rock Springs in Apopka is popular for the floating down the stream in an inner tube. Kelly Park also has a concession, picnic pavilions and playground. The tube rentals are available from vendors outside the park at an added cost, but we suggest bringing your own pool floats to save some cash. The cost to enter the park is $3-5 per vehicle.
  • It’s free to journey through the trails of Central Florida: Orange County trailsLake County trails and Volusia County trails.
  • The beach is just a 45-minute drive from Orlando. Pack the car for a day trip to Cocoa or New Smyrna Beach.
  • Boggy Creek Airboat rides takes you through Florida wetlands at speeds up to 50 mph for an up-close look at native wildlife.
  • Play volleyball, corn toss, enjoy live music and a take dip in the cool waters of the Wekiva River: all for free at Wekiva Island. This eco-recreation destination has an old Florida feel, a bar that serves beer and wine, and riverside cabanas. Admission is free during the week, but the charge is only a dollar or two on the weekends.
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