For spending the day together during the 4th of July in Orlando, there is no better place to be than in Winter Park. From horse-drawn wagon rides and classical string arrangements and choirs to free Tiffany Glass showings at the Morse Museum and a 5k race, Winter Park has a full day of activities to celebrate America’s Independence Day with a majority of the activities in Central Park occurring between the hours of 9 am until 1 pm.
Winter Park Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
The highlight of spending the 4th of July in Winter Park centers in on the Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration in Central Park and the classical music performances by the Bach Festival Brass Band and Bach Festival Choir. Central Park is one of best locations in Orlando to bring a blanket and have a picnic on the green under shaded tree’s. Along Park Avenue are several boutique shops and restaurants to dine at.
As part of the 4th of July activities, a horse-drawn carriage will be available for wagon rides and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will offer free admission from 9:30am until 4pm to guest with their extensive collection of work by American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany.
The Winter Park History Museum has also had free admission in years past from 9 am to 4 pm showcasing their current exhibition, Winter Park: The War Years 1941-1945, Home Front Life in an American Small Town.
Inflatables and other activities will also be available for children in Central Park along with a bicycle parade at 9 am from City Hall to Central Park.
Watermelon 5k Race on Park Avenue
As has been the case since 2013, the Watermelon 5k race, that previously was held at Mead Garden, will take place on Park Avenue to be closer to all of the other events going on. The 2016 race gets started at 7:00 am that is followed by a watermelon eating contest at 8:00 am and a free kids run at 8:15 am.
Winter Park Fireworks
Although the city of Winter Park does not produce their own fireworks show for the 4th of July, nearby Baldwin Park has their Indepedence Day fireworks show on July 3rd over Lake Baldwin and Downtown Orlando has their main fireworks show during the year on July 4th at Lake Eola (see map below).
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Winter Park 4th of July in Central Park Video
Winter Park 4th of July Bicycle Parade Video
Winter Park 4th of July Map
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