Friday, July 1, 2011

Baby, you're a firework: Fourth of July events!

Posted By on Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 9:00 AM

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80th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza Food vendors, live music and fireworks over Lake Fairview. 2 pm Sunday; VFW Post 2093, 444 Edgewater Drive; free; 407-296-2502; vfwpost2093.org. A Flashback 4th of July – Your ‘80s Prom Costume contests, a parade, live music by a Flock of Seagulls and a fireworks display. 5 pm Monday; Celebration Town Center, 690 Celebration Ave., Celebration; free; 407-566-1202; celebrationtowncenter.com. American Harp Society Harp recital and ensemble concert. 3 pm Sunday; St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and School, 2021 W. State Road 426, Oviedo; free; 407-365-3408. Cape Canaveral – Cocoa Beach Community Fireworks Show 8 pm Sunday; Shepard Park, 211 E. Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach; free; 321-868-3201; cityofcocoabeach.com. Celebrate America – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky 9 pm Sunday-Monday; Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; included with park admission; 407-824-4321; disneyworld.com. Celebration of Freedom 11 Live bands, presentation of colors, games, concession vendors and a choreographed fireworks display. 5-9:30 pm Monday; Central Winds Park, 1000 E. State Road 434, Winter Springs; free; 407-327-6597; winterspringsfl.org. Fireworks at the Fountain Patriotic celebration with food, live entertainment and a fireworks display. 4-10 pm Monday; Lake Eola Park, North Rosalind Avenue and East Washington Street; free; 407-246-3720; cityoforlando.net. Fourth of July “4” You Party 5 pm Monday; Blank Space, 201 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-841-9001. Fourth of July Bash Parade in downtown Baldwin Park, with live music concerts and fireworks. 4-10 pm Sunday; Blue Jacket Park, 2501 General Rees Ave.; free-$5; 407-745-9345. Fourth of July Celebration Apple-pie bakeoff, hot dog-eating contest, bike parade and fireworks. 5-9 pm Monday; Avalon Park Town Center, 13001 Founders Square Drive; free; 407-658-6565; avalonpark.com. Fourth of July Open House 9 am-4 pm Monday; Winter Park Historical Museum, at the Winter Park Farmers Market, Winter Park; free; 407-647-8180; winterparkhistory.org. Fourth of July Party 9 pm Monday; Mr. Sisters, 5310 E. Colonial Drive; call for price; 407-545-2467; mrsisters.com. Fourth of July Torque with AK1200, Circle K, Collaborator 10 pm Monday; Vixen Bar, 118 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-246-1529. I-4 Fest More than 20 live bands, art displays and handmade crafts. Noon Monday; Austins Coffee, 929 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park; $5; 407-975-3364; i4fest.com. IndepenDANCE featuring Debbie Holiday 11 am Sunday; Mr. Sisters, 5310 E. Colonial Drive; call for price; 407-545-2467; mrsisters.com. Independence Day Carillon Concerts 1 pm, 3 pm Monday; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; $10; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org. Independence Day Celebration Live entertainment, food vendors and a fireworks display. Noon-9 pm Monday; Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd., Oviedo; free; 407-971-5575; cityofoviedo.net. Independence Day Cookout 3 pm Monday; World of Beer – UCF, 3402 Technological Drive, Suite 201; free; 321-235-9741; wobusa.com. Independence Day Weekend Open House 9:30 am-4 pm Monday; Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-645-5311; morsemuseum.org. Independence Fest: Rick Ross, Soulja Boy, Fabolous Noon Sunday; Tinker Field, 287 S. Tampa Ave.; $32; 407-649-7297. Independence for the Animals Vegan Potluck Picnic Animal Rights Foundation of Florida’s 12th annual picnic event. 2 pm Saturday; Mead Gardens, 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park; $3 donation and a vegan dish to share, RSVP requested; 407-968-2400; arff.org. July 4th Celebration with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra 8 pm Monday; Cocoa Village, State Road 520 and Brevard Avenue, Cocoa; free; 321-639-3500; cocoafl.org. July 4th Watermelon 5K Run Run/walk competition and watermelon-eating contest to benefit the Track Shack Foundation. 7:30 am Monday; Mead Gardens, 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park; $24-$30; 407-896-1160. Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration Horse-drawn wagon rides, the Orlando Cloggers and music by Bach Festival Brass Band and the Bach Festival Choir. 9 am-1 pm Monday; Central Park, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; free; 407-599-3203; cityofwinterpark.org. Prince Poppycock Patriotic Concert 1 am Saturday; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; call for price; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com. Red Hot & Boom Concerts by Paper Tongues, Shontelle, All Star Weekend and Cody Simpson, and a fireworks display. 4 pm Sunday; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; uptownaltamonte.com. Red, White & Brew Live music, food and a beer garden. 9 pm Sunday, 4 pm Monday; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets; free; 407-849-0471; wallstplaza.net. Red, White & Brew Bash 7 pm Sunday; Howl at the Moon Saloon, 8815 International Drive; call for price; 407-354-5999. Red, White & Nude: July 4 Weekend Tacky tourist dance party and fireworks. Noon Friday-Monday; Cypress Cove Nudist Resort, 4425 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee; call for price; 407-933-5870; cypresscoveresort.com. Red, White and ZOO Live music, games, food, children’s crafts and zoo animal encounters. 9 am-3 pm Saturday-Monday; Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 N. U.S. Highway 17-92, Sanford; free-$11.95; 407-323-4450; centralfloridazoo.org. Rock ‘n Glow Dance Party and Fireworks Show 7:30 pm Monday; Disney Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; included with park admission; disneyworld.com. Star Spangled Sanford Food vendors and a splash pad on the RiverWalk and fireworks over Lake Monroe. 5 pm Monday; Fort Mellon Park, 1000 E. First St., Sanford; free; starspangledsanford.com. Stars and Stripes Celebration All-American cookout with carnival games, a pie-eating contest and live music. 3-8 pm Saturday; Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Lake Buena Vista; $25-$45; 800-227-1500; swandolphin.com/offers/bbq. Sunday Funday Independence Party 4:30 pm Sunday; Latitudes, 33 W. Church St.; free; 407-649-4370. Voices of Liberty 4th of July Concert with Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corp 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, 3 pm Monday; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; included with park admission; 407-824-4321. Winter Haven Loggerheads vs. Orlando Freedom Florida Collegiate Summer League baseball game. 5 pm Monday; The First Academy, 2667 Bruton Blvd.; $5; 321-206-9174; floridaleague.com. For a complete list of events, visit our online calendar.

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