July 1st, 2014 2:30 PM by Karyn Smith
The Orlando area has at least 18 Independence Day 4th of July Fireworks Shows taking place in 2014 between the cities that make up Metro-Orlando and the fireworks shows happening at the theme parks. This is our guide to Orlando’s Best 4th of July Fireworks Shows and Events in 2014.
Red Hot & Boom on July 3rd, 2014
Red Hot and Boom is Orlando’s most popular Fireworks Show that takes place on July 3rd each year in Altamonte Springs at Crane’s Roost Park. Live bands sponsored by Top 40 radio station XL 106.7 play at the amphitheatre leading up to the 25 minute fireworks show. Over 100,000 people typically attend theevent annually. The Fireworks begin at 9:30pm.
Click Here to read our story on Red Hot and Boom.
Disney World Fireworks
The Magic Kingdom typically celebrates the 4th of July with a fireworks show on both July 3rd and July 4th but celebrated the4th of July on July 1st through July 7th in 2013 as part of their limited-time magic special event. We will post the 2014 dates when they become available. Fireworks at the Magic Kingdom begin at 9 pm with patriotic music. Disney’s Hollywood Studios has a rock and roll 4th of July Fireworks Show at 10:15 pm while Epcot add’s a special 4th of July tribute to Illuminations at 10pm.
Click Here to read our story on celebrating the 4th of July at Disney World.
Click Here to read our article on all events happening on July 3rd in Orlando.
Winter Park 4th of July Daytime Events
Winter Park hosts their annual Watermelon 5k on Park Avenue during the morning of July 4th and an annual Independence Day Celebration with activities, musical performances, and free admission to the Morse Museum during the day.
Click Here for more information about the 5k race and here for the Winter Park celebration in Central Park.
Downtown Orlando and Downtown Sanford 4th of JulyFireworks
The two biggest fireworks shows on the 4th of July in Orlando happen in Downtown Orlando with the fireworks blasting over the signature Lake Eola Fountain in Lake Eola Park and at Downtown Sanford over Lake Monroe. Over 100,000 spectators are expected at each of these events. The Downtown Orlando Fireworks start around 9:10pm with the Sanford Fireworks starting at 9:15pm.
Click Here for more information about the Downtown Orlando fireworks and here for the fireworks in Sanford.
Orlando Fireworks Shows
There are many other fireworks shows happening on the 4th of July to check out including Fireworks in Celebration, St Cloud,Kissimmee, and Haines City that you can find more about here.
Other fireworks shows can be found in Winter Garden, Avalon Park, Mount Dora, Oviedo, and Winter Springs.
SeaWorld Orlando will be including a patriotic finale to it’s fireworks show on the 4th of July and Universal Studios will be showing their Cinematic Spectacular.
Click Here to visit our ultimate guide to spending the 4th of Julyaround Orlando complete with videos of the fireworks from all of the major firework shows in the city and a bird’s eye view map of the firework spot locations at FourthOfJulyOrlando.com.
Happy 4th of July Orlando!