Thursday, June 28, 2012

4th of July Fireworks in Central Florida

I love fireworks shows.  It's one of the many things I love about Disney- we know how to do great fireworks shows year round.  Twice a year we put on amazing shows, Fourth of July is one of those days.  Here are just some of fun places around Central Florida that are putting on July 4th firework shows. All firework shows at the theme parks are included in the regular park admission. 

 -Walt Disney World:  
     *Magic Kingdom is doing Disney's Celebrate America! - A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky at 9pm (They are also doing a show on July 3rd at 9pm like in years past.)
     *Epcot is doing a special holiday (ie longer) showing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at 10pm.  
     *Disney's Hollywood Studios will be doing a super special (in my opinion anytime DHS does fireworks it's super special because they only do fireworks on July 4th and New Year's Eve) firework display at 9:45pm. 

-SeaWorld Orlando: SeaWorld is doing a Fourth of July Reflections show after their regular show. Reflections starts at 9:45pm with the 4th fireworks right after. 

-Universal Studios Orlando: Universal is doing a fireworks & fountain show this year. 

-Downtown Orlando is holding Fireworks at the Fountain at Lake Eola Park. Fireworks are at 9:20pm, with festivities from 4pm-10pm.

-Celebration will be doing A Salute to Cinema, an event with DJs, costume contest, celebrities and of course an awesome fireworks show starting at 9:30pm. Outside of WDW, this is my favorite fireworks location. They always put on a spectacular show!

St Cloud

-My second favorite outside of WDW, and not because I live down the street from the festivities.  St Cloud may be small, but we can put on a nice party!  From 3pm until 10pm there will be food and merchandise vendors all down the street, along with music, games and fun! The fireworks will be on East Lake Toho. I'll probably end up at this one this year with Cole for his first 4th of July! :) 

-Kissimmee will be hosting a festival at Lake Toho, with food, music, vendors and more.  Festivities run from 5pm until 9:30pm with fireworks at 9:10pm. 

Altamonte Springs:

-Crane's Roost Park is hosting xl 106.7 Red Hot and Boom on July 3rd.  It's a huge music fest during the day and an even bigger fireworks show at night! Cobra StarshipJo Jo, Karmin, Neon HitchOutasightA Rocket To the Moon, and Chris Rene Neon are some of the performers this year! The event runs from 4pm-11pm this year.

-Star Spangled Sanford: July 4th on the Riverfront will have fireworks on the Lake Monroe Riverfront at 9pm.  Family activities start at 4pm and go until the fireworks. 

Where is your favorite place in Central Florida to watch fireworks?


Heather Irene @ Rambling Rose said...

We usually go to the "Red, White, and Kaboom!" festivities here in Lakeland on July 3, but we'll probably be over in your neck of the woods on the 3rd this year. We're going to visit Ben's friends and their new baby girl. Not sure if we'll catch any fireworks this year.

Jillian said...

I love all the small home town shows that go on for the 4th(and/or 3rd in many cases!) Don't get me wrong, Disney still does amazing shows, but there is something about the atmosphere of the festivals. Cole did pretty well, made it through the fireworks!