Things to do on 4th of July weekend in Orlando

Things to do on 4th of July weekend in Orlando
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Fireworks at the Fountain

Thousands of central Florida residents gather for a fireworks display and laser show. Tuesday, July 4, 4-10 pm; Lake Eola Park, Eola Drive, North Eola Drive and East Robinson Street; free;

Fourth of July Party

Celebrate independence with grilled meat and patriotically themed decorations. Sunday, July 2, 4:30-10 pm; FUSE-Young Adults, 2021 W. State Road 426, Oviedo; free.

Independence Day Celebration

An old-fashioned Independence Day celebration with live music and fireworks at dusk. Monday, July 3, 5 pm; Elizabeth Evans Park, 510 N. Baker St., Mt. Dora; free;

Baldwin Park Independence Day Bash

This annual event kicks off with a festival in the Village Center of Baldwin Park and ends with a choreographed fireworks show over Lake Baldwin, starting at 9:15 pm. Monday, July 3, 6-11 pm; Harbor Park, 4990 New Broad St.; free; 407-442-2666;

Disney's Celebrate America!

A Fourth of July concert in the sky. Tuesday, July 4, 9 pm; Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; cost of admission; 407-824-4321;

Fourth of July Celebration

Fireworks, food trucks, craft vendors, bounce houses and more. Tuesday, July 4, 5-9 pm; Avalon Park, 3702 Avalon Park East Blvd.; free;

Independence Day at SeaWorld

A special Fourth of July Reflections show featuring an expanded fireworks show timed to patriotic music. Tuesday, July 4; SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive; cost of admission; 407-363-2613;

Independence Day at Universal

A special version of the popular Universal360: A Cinesphere Spectacular, a cinematic adventure that combines cutting-edge technology with lasers and pyrotechnics. Tuesday, July 4; Universal Studios, 6000 Universal Blvd.; cost of admission; 407-363-8000;

Independence Day Parade

A patriotic tribute parade celebrating America's independence. Tuesday, July 4, 10 am; Downtown Mount Dora, East Fifth Avenue and North Donnelly Street, Mount Dora; free;

Fourth of July Celebration

Live patriotic music, food, family activities and more. Tuesday, July 4, 9 am-noon; Central Park, Winter Park, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; free;

Red, Hot & Boom

Big name performers, food, drinks and fireworks. Monday, July 3, 4-11 pm; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863;

Star Spangled Sanford

Live entertainment and fireworks over Lake Monroe. Tuesday, July 4, 4-10 pm; Fort Mellon Park, 1000 E. First St., Sanford; free;

Symphony Under the Stars

An evening of fireworks and patriotic and Pops classics presented by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Tuesday, July 4, 8-11 pm; Cocoa Riverfront Park, 401 Riveredge Blvd., Cocoa; free; 321-242-2219.

Watermelon 5K 

Start Independence Day off right with a 5K around the city of Winter Park. Tuesday, July 4, 7 am; Downtown Winter Park, Park Avenue, Winter Park; $30;

Worst of July: Bands, Burgers, Booze and Boom Booms 

Part of Will's Total Punk Turnbuckle Tuesdays. Featuring Heavy Lids, Muddle, the Mold, Golden Pelicans and Problem Pack. Tuesday, July 4, 8 pm; Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; free;

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