Independence Day, one of the most triumphant, joyful holidays we celebrate in America. If you’re on the hunt for something fun and out-of-the-box to do this Fourth of July, spend it in Orlando! Whether you’re locals, tourists, or just a road-trip away, Orlando is the place to spend this American holiday. Here are 4 ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in Orlando.
Disney World Fourth of July
This is an obvious choice, but we must say, we think it’s the best one. All four Disney Parks, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom, are throwing their own 4th of July festivities, and we’re all invited! In the mood for Disney World Fireworks 4th of July style? Disney’s got you covered! Here’s the breakdown:
- Magic Kingdom – On July 3 and 4 at 9 p.m. “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” will take place. A fantastic firework show accompanied by our favorite American songs, you and the kids will be in awe. Make sure you stay for the finale and sing along to the national anthem!
- Hollywood Studios – Fourth of July fireworks will not be held at Hollywood Studios, but there will be fireworks and entertaining from Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular at 10 p.m. and Fantasmic at 9 and 10:30 p.m.
- Epcot – Epcot is hosting a spectacular concert series at the America Gardens Theater with songs by Voices of Liberty. The concerts are taking places at various evening times, so be sure to check the schedule. There will also be an exclusive performance of Illuminations: Reflection of Earth at 9 p.m. which will demonstrate American themes through pyrotechnics and laser lights.
- Animal Kingdom – The Animal Kingdom will not feature any special Fourth of July festivities, but you and your family can still enjoy the Rivers of Light Nighttime Experience at 9:15 and 10:15 p.m.
If you’re planning on spending the long weekend at one of the Disney parks, book a VIP tour for the ultimate Fourth of July experience!
Food Truck Celebration
Taking place in Orlando’s Avalon Park on the Fourth of July is a food truck celebration! If you’re a hardcore foodie and love to try new things, this food truck event is for you. There will be fireworks, food trucks, craft vendors, bounce houses, and so much more. A food truck get together is perfect for spending the holiday with a hot date, your kiddos, and even the whole family.
Daytona International Speedway
For decades, it has been a Fourth of July tradition to take a trip to the Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400. This year, the 160-lap, 400-mile race will finish off with one of the largest firework shows around. If you and your family are die-hard Nascar fans, we strongly encourage securing a ticket for the big event!
If you’re an avid runner and love participating in 5Ks, start the day off right with a Watermelon 5K around Winter Park. Beginning at 7 a.m., runners will take off through Downtown Winter Park, Park Ave, and Winter Park. Have your friends and family tag along to support our brave military veterans and enjoy sweet, juicy watermelon. Once the race is over and your stomach is growling, participate in the watermelon eating contest at 8:30 a.m.
Go all out, Orlando style, this Fourth of July! Whether you’re spending the patriotic holiday at Disney World, SeaWorld, or Universal Studios, book a private VIP tour for a spectacular experience and behind the scenes action. Happy Fourth of July!