4th of July Celebrations in Central Florida

Get A Grand View of Orlando’s Fireworks This Summer!

The thrill of watching fireworks at Orlando’s iconic theme parks, attractions and beyond will return this summer, illuminating the night sky just in time for the area’s grand Fourth of July celebrations.

Visit Orlando visitors have an array of options to choose from to enjoy year-round fireworks throughout Central Florida – from family fun at the theme parks to a romantic dinner overlooking area fireworks.

While the Theme Park Capital of the World celebrates the return of Walt Disney World fireworks on July 1, there are other opportunities to enjoy sights of these nighttime illuminations while toasting over a delicious evening dinner.

Dine With A View of Fireworks

NEW! illume: Situated on the 9th floor of the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa, this meticulously designed rooftop restaurant – newly opened this spring – serves contemporary Japanese cuisine and inspired cocktails with impressive panoramic views of the Bonnet Creek Preserve and nightly theme park fireworks displays.

Capa: This 17th-floor rooftop steakhouse and bar inside the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort boasts the best of Spanish-influenced cuisine in a romantic setting. An open kitchen and wood-burning grill offer an up-close experience with all the culinary action, while the outdoor patio offers views of the nightly Disney fireworks.

California Grill: Diners ascend to the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort discovering exquisite panoramic views of the shimmering lagoon, Floridian woodland and Magic Kingdom fireworks over Cinderella Castle while enjoying global flavors prepared in deliciously inventive new ways. Insider Tip: Music is piped into the restaurant during the fireworks, and guests with reservations before the fireworks can gain reentry with their receipt to view the show from the lounge or the observation deck.

Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera: With sweeping rooftop views of sunsets and nightly fireworks, this Disney’s Riviera Resort restaurant – inspired by the cliffside eateries of France and Italy – serves an elegant combination of French and Italian cuisines and offers an impressive wine collection sourced from the Mediterranean coast.

Disney Springs offers multiple opportunities to dine and sip at rooftop restaurants and lounges throughout the property. Coca-Cola Store’s rooftop bar offers soda enthusiasts the chance sip on an array of cold, frozen or specialty adult drinks and catch a glimpse of the fireworks display of Magic Kingdom Park.

Paddlefish – the iconic paddleboat anchored at Disney Springs boasting an impressive menu of fresh seafood and savory steaks – offers a scenic glimpse of evening theme park fireworks from its rooftop bar.


Visitors can enjoy electrifying fireworks displays with friends and family at multiple Fourth of July festivities taking place throughout Central Florida:

Theme Parks
Returning July 1, the Happily Ever After nighttime spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park and the Epcot Forever lagoon show will bring back the wonder of festive night skies to Orlando guests, just in time for Fourth of July! The Happily Ever After extravaganza features Cinderella Castle as the backdrop to lights and lasers, special effects and surrounding awe-inspiring fireworks. Meanwhile, the Epcot Forever show transforms the World Showcase lagoon into a nighttime light show filled with dazzling fireworks and stunning laser effects.

In addition to SeaWorld Orlando’s Electric Ocean (going on now through Sept. 6), park guests will have an opportunity to celebrate Fourth of July weekend with Ignite – an incredible display of fireworks, music, lights and pyrotechnics that brings the brilliance of the sea to the sky above – followed by a patriotic fireworks finale before park close. Insider Tip: At Flamecraft Bar’s outdoor patio within the park guests can sip refreshing craft beer and cocktails while savoring small appetizers with view to the park’s evening fireworks show this summer.

beautiful fireworks display with illuminated colored water displays dance to music at Seaworld orlando's electric ocean and fireworks display

Credit: SeaWorld Orlando

A must-see for LEGO fans, Red, White & BOOM – happening July 3-4 at LEGOLAND Florida – is the only area fireworks display that magically transforms into bursts of LEGO bricks.

Around Orlando
Downtown Orlando’s Fireworks at the Fountain returns this year at Lake Eola for its 44th annual celebration. The event includes live entertainment; family fun; food and drinks; and spectacular celebratory fireworks.

At Fun Spot America Orlando’s Independence Day Fireworks Celebration on July 3, visitors can enjoy fun rides and attractions throughout the park while viewing spectacular nighttime fireworks.

a funnel cake topped with strawberries and whipped cream with blue sprinkles celebrate fourth of july at fun spot america orlando theme park

Credit: Fun Spot America Orlando

Families can enjoy an entire day of fun during Old Town Kissimmee’s Red, White & Blue Weekend. From all-day “streetmosphere” entertainment to an afternoon Classic Car Show – visitors will end the day with an impressive fireworks display to top off their night.

Wekiva Island is kicking off the fun July 3 and 4 from 12 to 10 p.m. with musicians taking over the Island for our Sounds of Wekiva 4th of July Celebration. The Island has invited tons of local bands out to perform all day on our main stage.

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July Fourth Festivities on I-Drive

Independence Day is cause for celebration, and if you find yourself on I-Drive for July 4th this year, there are plenty of ways to celebrate!

If you’re looking to make this July 4th one for the books, be sure to check out these special events going down right here on International Drive, and let the festivities begin!

Orlando World Center Marriott

Everyone’s idea of the ultimate Independence Day celebration is a little different, and if yours would have live music, laser shows, family-fun activities and a dazzling fireworks show; the Orlando World Center Marriott may be the perfect spot to celebrate this year!

Bring the whole family, and we’re sure everyone in your party will find fun with activities like:

  • Poolside spectacular fireworks show
  • Live entertainment and Dive In Movies
  • Sample Slide Through Summer Activities
  • …and so much more!

Grab yourself a delicious refreshment, splash around in the pool, dance like nobody’s watching, enjoy some family fun with various on-site activities… Whatever you do, get ready to red, white and blue the weekend away in the heart of Orlando at Orlando World Center Marriott!

Note for this event no overnight stay is required, but visitors will have to pay for parking or have it validated at one of their restaurants. Get more details today!

ICON Park Orlando

As one of Orlando’s favorite entertainment complexes, prepare yourself for an unforgettable July 4th party and electrifying pyrotechnics this Fourth of July!

Enjoy the many attractions, dining destinations, and experiences that call ICON Park home, in addition to a variety of July 4th festivities going on throughout the park. There will be a laser light show, live entertainment, eats and drinks, face painting, balloon animals, stilt walkers, contests, a front row view of The Wheel lighting up the night sky in patriotic colors, and more!

fireworks display in front of the observation wheel at icon park orlando florida

Credit: Icon Park Orlando

But, the best part, this Independence Day Party is free to all who purchase a ticket to The Wheel at ICON Park. So, for $27.99 per person, you can enjoy a day of endless July 4 festivities, AND hop aboard The Wheel for a view of I-Drive and Orlando like never before!

Get all the details today, and plan on spending a day with the family at ICON Park, in the heart of all the action on International Drive this Independence Day!

Independence Day is cause for a summer celebration that the whole family can enjoy, and if you’ll be in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood on July 4th, that’s exactly what you’ll find! See a full lineup of upcoming events, and start planning for an unforgettable July 4th celebration spent in the heart of Orlando, on International Drive!

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