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4th of July in Orlando

The year-round sun and warmth of Florida makes it an ideal destination any time of year and heading here for the 4th of July holiday means getting some of the best of it. Pack your bags and gather your friends and family for a fun and exciting vacation with plenty of sunshine. Set your sights on the Orlando area and its red, white, and blue activities to build a vacation to keep you happy and busy throughout your stay. Enjoy double the entertainment when you head to one of the area theme parks, many of which offer special patriotic displays and events.

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Fireworks at the Fountain

After canceling last year’s festivities, officials have announced the return of fireworks to celebrate the fourth. Make sure to arrive early to the 44th Annual Fireworks at the Fountain event taking place at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. The event is being held on the fourth from 5 to 10 p.m., with the fireworks display beginning at 9:15 p.m. Unvaccinated patrons need to wear a mask.

Avalon Park

Head to Avalon Park in downtown Orlando for some patriotic fun this 4th of July. The annual 4th of July celebration at the park includes a wet/dry pounce park, community performances, as well as a fireworks show beginning at 9 p.m.

Magic Kingdom

The Happiest Place on Earth may also be the Most Patriotic Place on Earth this 4th of July. Each of the four parks is celebrating in its own way. “Celebrate America – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky Fireworks” is a 15-minute, 360-degree display that begins at 9:15 p.m. on the 3rd and 4th in the Magic Kingdom. Spot Goofy, Donald, and Pluto leading a procession down Main Street USA, too.

LEGOLAND Celebration

The LEGOLAND Florida Resort is celebrating the red, white, and blue with its Awe-Summer at LEGOLAND Florida Resort: Red, White & BOOM event. The event takes place July 3rd and 4th during park hours and includes a fireworks show over the waters of Lake Eloise. The event is included with park admission.


Known for its international flair and World Showcase, Epcot turns red, white, and blue for special 4th of July events. Disney characters as well as Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin, and others will be dressed in patriotic costumes as they appear near the promenade of The American Adventure throughout the afternoon of July 4th. Make sure not to miss the Voices of Liberty 4th of July Concert, featuring an expanded cast performing a patriotic salute that includes the Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps accompanied by Disney characters on the American Gardens Theatre stage.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Camp Ground

While this year’s plans are still in the works, guests may be able to look forward to events like the Fourth of July Golf Cart Parade and the Fourth of July Beach Bash at Clementine’s Beach. The parade takes place on the afternoon of the 4th and beach bash typically takes place on the 4th from 6 to 11 p.m. and includes a live DJ, dancing, food, games, and plenty of Disney magic.

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SeaWorld Orlando

Celebrate on the 4th and all summer long with select dates until September 6, 2021. Visitors will be entertained by a nightly patriotic-inspired fireworks show called Ignite with the park’s Electric Ocean event. It occurs nightly throughout the summer and includes glimpses of glowing sea creatures at aquatic-themed parties. Festivities start in the early evening, wrapping up with a fireworks show that starts at 10 p.m., which is best seen from Bayside Stadium. Festivities are included with regular park admission.

Busch Gardens

Head to Busch Gardens to enjoy roller coasters and more as well as patriotic events throughout the day on the 4th. The “Spark! A Nighttime Spectacular” show includes high-energy fun like DJs, food, fun, and of course the roller coasters of the park. Wrap up the night with a special 4th of July presentation from the Festival Field at Busch Gardens starting at 9:15 p.m. Active U.S. military can show a valid ID to bring themselves and three immediate family members to the festivities for free!

Plan Your Stay in Orlando for the 4th of July

From a cozy studio or one-bedroom for a smaller family or lovers’ getaway to a spacious nine-bedroom for a family or group reunion, Global Resort Homes of Orlando has a vacation rental that’s perfect for you. Step in and feel your stresses and worries melt away, knowing all your needs will be met. Our kitchens come fully equipped with everything you’ll need to make a home-cooked meal. Stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or movie, or retreat to a private bedroom for some relaxation at the end of the day. Choose a premium unit for flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, movie and TV character-themed rooms, home theaters, game rooms, and more.

Contact us today to book your stay and start planning your Orlando 4th of July adventure!

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