Here is our top 10 list of places to watch fireworks and celebrate the 4th of July in 2012. This list is put together every year by Orlando natives and we’ve got the best spots!
Downtown Orlando 4th of July Fireworks at Lake Eola
4pm-10pm (Fireworks begin at 9:30pm)
195 N. Rosalind Avenue
Enjoy Orlando’s annual Fireworks at the Fountain on July 4th, 2011. The fireworks begin at 9:30pm while the actual event will host lots of food, drinks, and entertainment from 4pm-10pm. You’ll be able to check out Lake Eola’s recently revived and renovated fountain and at night you’ll be able to enjoy picturesque views of fireworks over Lake Eola. Find out why Orlando is called the City Beautiful. Admission is FREE and parking if you park far away enough and walk…………..will also be FREE.
Celebration Florida Fireworks American Cinema Style
Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
600 Market Street
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Want to celebrate the 4th of July but in old-time American Cinema style? What if you just want to watch some fireworks but south of Orlando and don’t want to travel too far? The city of Celebration has your answer and has a whole day planned full of fun parades, costume contests, food, drinks, music and more. To top it all off, 4th of July fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Join the great city of Celebration, just milli-seconds south of Orlando near Kissimmee, for their “Flashback to the 80’s” celebration. FREE admission and parking! Don’t be afraid to park far out and walk, Celebration is a very pedestrian friendly city. This event is open and FREE for everyone.
4th of July Fireworks at Lake Fairview in Orlando
Location: 4444 Edgewater Drive , Orlando , FL , 32804
4th of July Celebration on beautiful Lake Fairview located off of Edgewater Drive in Orlando. Bring the family because there will be food, fun, games & live music from 1:30pm- 8:30pm. The big fireworks show begins at 9:00! Bring your blanket and enjoy the day in Orlando. This event is FREE for everyone.
Themepark Fireworks, Walt Disney World, Seaworld, Universal Studios 4th of July Fireworks
We cannot ignore the big elephant in the room when it comes to fireworks and entertainment in Orlando. With all of Disney’s fireworks firing experience on a daily basis, they will definitely have 4th of July fireworks
Each of the major theme parks will be having their own 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. At Disney’s Magic Kingdom, you will find Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky at 9pm. The Rockin’ 4th of July Celebration will be shaking things up at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Last, but certainly not least, Epcot is going to take their regular nightly fireworks display showing and soup it up a few notches for Epcot’s IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” sure to be an explosive display of pyrotechnics and music. Both SeaWorld and Universal Studios will also be having fireworks between 9pm and 10pm on July 4th. Regular admissions will apply.
Red Hot and Boom
274 Cranes Roost Blvd
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Red Hot & Boom is one of the premier firework shows in Central Florida. Watch from the Altamonte Mall or from another location and tune into XL 106.7 to hear the corresponding fireworks music. It’s a show not to be missed and is reportedly the most widely attended 4th of July celebration in the Orlando area every year with over 100,000 people watching fireworks. Its popularity continues to grow out of the fact that the show always occurs on the night of July 3rd, giving the Orlando community an option to stay out late with their friends and family, watch fireworks, and not have to worry about going to work or school the next morning on July 4th. The festivities take place at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs with live music performances starting at 4pm and ending at 11pm with a fireworks display starting around 9:30pm……..when its officially dark. It takes place over Cranes Roost Lake right by the Altamonte Mall on state road 436. This event is FREE!
Avalon Park 4th of July Fireworks
A few miles south of East Colonial down Avalon Park Blvd.
Join the city of Avalon Park for their firework ceremony at 9pm on the 4th of July 2012. There will also be an apple pie bake-off and a hot dog eating contest starting at 5pm. This event is also FREE!
Baldwin Park Celebration
New Broad Street, Lake Baldwin Orlando
This 4th of July celebration actually takes place on July 1st from 4pm-10pm on New Broad Street in the main town center of Baldwin Park. Fireworks will be setting off over Lake Baldwin at 9pm. The event is FREE!
Central Florida Zoo, “Red, White and ZOO”
3755 US 17-92
The Central Florida Zoo located in Sanford will be holding their “Red, White, and ZOO” 4th of July celebration from 9am-3pm. Everyone will be able to enjoy live music, food, games and other events throughout the day. The event will be held on both June 30th and July 1st. Admission at the door.
Winter Park 4th of July
Central Park off of Park Avenue, Winter Park
The city of Winter Park always hosts an annual 4th of July celebration without really having fireworks………and that’s okay because some people don’t want to fight drunk crowds of people late at night only to have to fight traffic on the way home in time for work early the next day. So from 9am to 1pm in the park there will be an old fashioned patriotic party complete with a Bach Brass Band and a choir performing American patriotic music in addition to horse-draw wagon rides, live entertainment and activities for kids. Best of all………the event is FREE!
Winter Garden 4th of July
29 West Garden Avenue
Winter Garden, FL
The city of Winter Garden will be holding their annual 4th of July Celebration starting at 5pm with games, family activities, food and ofcourse fireworks! The fireworks are set to go off at around 9:15pm. The event is FREE!