July 4th Fun in Orlando

Living in Orlando gives you a lot of options for what to do on July 4th. I love getting out and about to celebrate, but sometimes I just need a little guidance on what is going on and when. I did a little research this year and here are a couple of fun things to do around Orlando that might interest you.

Watermelon 5k

Watermelon 5k

Start your Independence Day the right way with a 5k in Winter Park with the annual Track Shack Watermelon 5k along Park Avenue! Join friends, family and neighbors for a morning celebration featuring ice cold watermelon and American pride. Military Personnel and family receive a $10 discount and a special bib! The run begins at 7:00am and is immediately followed by a watermelon eating contest that starts at 8:00am.

1st Annual Fourth of July celebration at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

Fireworks at Omni ChampionsGate

Celebrating America’s birthday, Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate introduces the first annual Fourth of July celebration, offering families a new American tradition, from a good ole’ BBQ cookout and entertaining lawn concert to delicious frozen treats by the pool and spectacular firework finale.

Fireworks at the Fountain

Local Fireworks

Fireworks at the Fountain: Lake Eola – Orlando

Red Hot & Boom: Cranes Roost Park – Altamonte Springs

Star Spangled Sanford: Riverwalk – Sanford

Red, White & Boom: Waterfront Park – Clermont

Independence Day Bash: Baldwin Park

Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration: Central Park – Winter Park

Monumental July 4th Celebration: Lakefront Park – Kissimmee

Independence Day Celebration: Oviedo Mall – Oviedo


blue star museums

Blue Star Museum Promotions

More than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015. These include children’s museums, fine art museums, history and science museums, and nature centers. The complete list of participating museums is available at http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums.

So what are YOU doing for July 4th?


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