Who says that you have to celebrate America’s Independence Day on July 4th in Orlando when there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate Independence Day the day before on July 3rd? Maybe one day of celebration is not enough and you want to take part in Independence Day activities over two days. This is our guide to celebrating Independence Day in Orlando on July 3rd, 2018.
Independence Day Celebrations on July 3rd
Red, Hot, and Boom
Orlando’s biggest and best fireworks show actually takes place on July 3rd each year in Altamonte Springs for their Red, Hot, and Boom Fireworks show over Lake Crane’s Roost at Uptown Altamonte. Pop bands take the stage leading up to the fireworks at the Amphitheater as a crowd of over 100,000 will watch the fireworks explode in the sky choreographed to music. The fireworks show lasts 25 minutes and starts at 9:30pm.
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The Magic Kingdom at Disney World launches their fireworks show created specifically for the 4th of July on both the official day of America’s Independence as well as the day before on July 3rd, 2018. Fireworks explode behind Cinderella Castle as classic American songs are played throughout the park. Watching the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom on July 3rd also allows you to catch Disney’s other 4th of July Fireworks finale at Epcot that only occurs on July 4th. Disney’s Hollywood Studios swapped out their 4th of July fireworks show starting in 2016 with their new Star Wars fireworks show that can be seen nightly at the park.
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Mount Dora Fireworks on July 3rd, 2018
Mount Dora celebrates America’s Independence with fireworks on July 3rd, reserving July 4th for their annual parade. Mount Dora’s Freedom on the Waterfront is an annual event that begins at 4pm with music and kids activities that is capped off with fireworks above the waterfront at Elizabeth Evans Park at 9:15 pm (see flyer below from the 2016 event):
Baldwin Park Fireworks on the 3rd of July
The neo-traditional community of Baldwin Park, in Orlando, will be holding their annual fireworks show the day before the 4th of July on Monday, July 3rd, 2018 that you can find out about here. Boutique shops and restaurants are all within walking distance of the lake where the fireworks will be setup for a nice family night out to celebrate America’s Independence Day.
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Mount Dora Fireworks Grand Finale
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