The 4th of July is always a great time to gather with family and friends and celebrate in style. This year, consider elevating the fun by heading to Orlando, Florida to make the most of the holiday festivities. With a ton going on just about everywhere you roam, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to customizing your 4th of July itinerary. The following are just a few of the many attractions, activities, and events you’ll want to consider checking out when your Orlando 4th of July travel plans bring you this way.
Savor the Holiday Fun at Lake Eola Park
Orlando is a sprawling city that’s known for its vibrant and energetic appeal! While downtown is often the heartbeat of activities like dining, shopping, entertainment, and exploration, among the bustling opportunities, guests find a tranquil and scenic reprieve in the form of Lake Eola Park. This inviting destination is truly an oasis of peaceful moments within the downtown scene. Complete with large green spaces, a lake, and an amphitheater too, Lake Eola Park is the perfect place to relax and unwind without going far from the high-energy downtown fun. Over the 4th of July, it’s also where you’ll find you can enjoy the annual Fireworks at the Fountain event! Hosted by Orlando’s Mayor Buddy Dyer, the fun happens between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Fireworks at the Fountain is a family-friendly experience that includes easy access to fantastic food, drinks, live entertainment, and fireworks that kick off around 9:15 pm. The display is set to a live performance of patriotic songs put together by the Orlando Concert Band.
Participate in the Festivities at SeaWorld Orlando
For visitors over the Orlando 4th of July, a stop at SeaWorld Orlando is also an opportunity to get in on the Independence Day fun. Here, visitors can make the most of a firework display at the central lake complete with paired music. It’s a spectacular show that’s best enjoyed from a vantage point at Bayside Stadium. This is one you simply won’t want to miss, and spectators of all ages are sure to love.
Don’t Leave Legoland off the List
Creative minds often find Legoland to be a haven of potential anytime they head to Orlando. A trip this way over the 4th of July only enhances the fun that awaits. If you’re here this time of year, you’ll be just in time to enjoy the annual Red, White & Boom event that Legoland is proud to host. The event happens between July 2nd and July 4th in 2023 and will feature food, drinks, live entertainment, a DJ dance party, and a 3D Lego Brick Fireworks display too. Head over to Lake Eloise to enjoy the spectacle and show up early to get the best seats! Legoland also hosts a Lego flag build and a Mini-land scavenger hunt to celebrate Independence Day with added fun for everyone.
Enjoy Time in Magical Style at Disney World
The appeal of an Orlando getaway for many visitors begins and ends with a focus on the magic moments waiting for them at Walt Disney World. Whether you have Magic Kingdom, Epcot, or Animal Kingdom on your mind, you’ll find that the 4th of July elevates the appeal at each park. Visitors will find that characters are dressed in their Independence Day best and the parks are decked out in red, white, and blue too. Magic Kingdom hosts Disney’s Celebrate America which includes a Fourth of July concert and a 14-minute firework display right above Cinderella’s Castle on Main Street U.S.A. on July 3rd and 4th. There are also DJ parties hosted throughout the parks and a trip through the Hall of Presidents is a good way to make your Disney stay educational and holiday-focused!
For those that are spending time at Epcot, a stop at American Adventure is a great way to celebrate the holiday with a focus on American history and heritage. Live entertainment will pack The American Pavilion over the 4th of July and the acapella group made of up 8 voices known as Voices of Liberty often performs at the American Gardens Theater this time of year. Additionally, Spaceship Earth is lit up in red, white, and blue hues to celebrate.
Book Your Orlando 4th of July Getaway Today
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