With lots of fun, patriotic-themed activities and attractions, Orlando is a fun place to spend the 4th of July. From theme parks to fireworks, if you’re looking for Orlando 4th of July ideas, check these out! There are so many local activities and fun things do in Orlando in July, including…
- LEGOLAND® Florida Red, White and Boom
- I-Drive 360 Orlando
- Independence Day at SeaWorld® Orlando
- Fireworks at the Fountain
- and more...
Save on Admission to Popular Attractions
Regular admission to a number of these attractions are included on the Go Orlando pass. Choose as you go from dozens of Orlando attractions and activities and save up to 55% off combined admission vs paying at the gate. See all available passes and Orlando attractions – Learn more. Please note, some of these special July and 4th of July weekend events may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Orlando pass.
LEGOLAND® Florida Red, White & BoomLEGOLAND® Florida Resort celebrates the 4th of July in grand fashion -- with an amazing fireworks display, of course! This exhibition is one of their biggest fireworks displays all year. It's sure to delight the kids.
- When: July 4
- Where: LEGOLAND, 1 LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven, Florida
Plus, LEGOLAND also hosts special events throughout the summer, along with extended summer hours on select dates. Check their website for details. Getting In: LEGOLAND Florida tickets are included with the Go Orlando pass.
Special Lighting on the ICON Orlando 360 (Orlando Eye)
Combine the best views of the entire city with a patriotic lights display and you have one pretty cool 4th of July activity. This 4th of July, the ICON Orlando 360 Orlando Eye will light up in the classic red, white, and blue. Ride the observation wheel during the day to for the best views of the sprawling city below, and come back at night to see the lights. When: July 4 Where: ICON Orlando 360 Getting In: If you'd like to ride the Orlando Eye during other times, ICON Orlando tickets are included with the Go Orlando pass. This event is free.
Explore More of I-Drive Orlando
After a spin on the Orlando Eye, check out the rest of I-DRIVE, one of Orlando's top entertainment destination, for "360-degrees of fun." Attraction highlights include:
- Madame Tussauds: Pose with life-like wax representations of your favorite celebritiess and explore local culture and history.
- SEA LIFE Aquarium: Walk through the acrylic sea tunnel inside this new Orlando aquarium (don't forget to look up!).
- Skeletons: Animals Unveiled!: Get closer-than-close to real bones, skeletons, structures, and more for an entertaining, educational experience.
- Ripley's Believe It or Not!: From authentic shrunken heads, to bizarre natural occurrences, Ripley's in Orlando has one of the most fascinating collections of artifacts.
- Congo River Adventure Golf: Get in some classic fun, and hit a round of adventure golf at Congo River.
Getting In: Each of these International-Drive attractions listed above are available on the Orlando Explorer Pass.
Kennedy Space Center
Get in the patriotic spirit and explore NASA's headquarters and all things space at the Kennedy Space Center. It’s the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, see giant rockets and train in spaceflight simulators. Guests can come face-to-face with a real astronaut every day of the year during a half-hour, interactive Q&A-oriented program. Check out the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, which tells the story of NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program. You can even tour the historic spacecraft! Getting In: Kennedy Space Center tickets are included with the Go Orlando pass.
Independence Day at SeaWorld® Orlando
SeaWorld offers plenty of summer fun during the entire season. But they have something special planned for the 4th of July. Fireworks will light up the entire sky alongside lasers and pyrotechnics. The combination to produces one of the most impressive lighting displays in the region! Music designed to highlight Independence Day vibes will accompany the fireworks.
- When: July 4
- Where: SeaWorld Orlando, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando, Florida
Getting In: Admission to SeaWorld Orlando is not included on the Go Orlando pass and tickets must be purchased separately.
Red, Hot, & Boom in Altamonte Springs
Each year, the city of Altamonte Springs, Florida puts on one of Orlando's biggest 4th of July Fireworks Shows. With food, games, live music, and some of today's hottest stars, there's no wonder this event is so popular. Performing artists are announced in early June, so stay tuned for more info.
- When: July 3, 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm; fireworks at 9:30 pm.
- Where: Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701
Getting In: Red, Hot, & Boom is free to attend.
Lakeridge Winery Summer Music Series
The Lakeridge Winery invites guests to come sip some wine and enjoy live, outdoor music by some of the area's most talented jazz musicians. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks, and food will be available for purchase along with complimentary winery tours and tastings. This summer music series runs each Saturday of July, but we've highlighted the one that falls closest to the 4th.
- When: July 6, 2018
- Where: Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, 19239 U.S. 27 North, Clermont, Fl 34715
Getting In: It's free to attend the Lakeridge Winery Summer Music Series.
Fireworks at the FountainOrlando Mayor, Buddy Dyer, invites you to the Fireworks at the Fountain in Lake Eola Park. There will be live music and entertainment, activities for kids, and food and beverages available for purchase. Insider tip: Arrive early to get a good spot to view the fireworks.
- When: July 4, 2018, beginning at 4:00 pm.
- Where: Lake Eola Park, 512 East Washington Street, Orlando, Fl 32801
Getting In: Fireworks at the Fountain is free to attend.
Remember Save on Admission
There you go - plenty of fun ideas for things to do in Orlando to help you plan your 4th of July weekend itinerary. Remember, many of these great ideas are included on the Go Orlando pass, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate. We really hope you consider adding a few of these popular options to your upcoming plans. Enjoy!