This July 4th marks 241 years of American dreams, and the celebration won’t be the same without you! For this special occasion, there’s no place we’d rather be than right here at home in Kissimmee, head of the Florida Everglades and the heart of our 4th of July celebrations. We’ve got local food trucks, music, fanfare, and festivities all calling your name. Let’s celebrate our American Independence Day in patriotic style, while enjoying the most unforgettable fireworks and family fun available this side of Lake Toho. There’s more than one venue to visit this 4th of July weekend.

Celebrate Downtown

Don’t forget to snap a pic at the Monument of States! (via @goldenminette on Instagram) 

KISSIMMEE LAKEFRONT PARK

Get ready for a monumental 4th of July celebration at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, where you can find the Monument of States, a 50-foot tower made with blocks of granite, chunks of quartz, small boulders, fossils, and pieces of old buildings from all over the country. It’s a whole lot of America in one tall place! On the shores of the legendary Lake Tohopekaliga (Lake Toho), spend the night enjoying live music by Diamond Dixie, Doubting Abby, Rico Monaco & the Sol Sons Band, Rose Royce, and comedian Michael Winslow. When you’re hungry, visit the many food trucks, get some cold drinks and beer. Don’t worry about the kids—there’s plenty of entertainment for them too. It all culminates with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 5  - 9:30 p.m. on July 4th. Join the party here

 4th of July over Kissimmee Lakefront Park (via @jakwayphoto on Instagram)

CELEBRATION TOWN CENTER 

This charming community is putting on a 4th of July ‘Celebration’ that’s out of this world! Come dressed as your favorite superhero or sci-fi star for “A Sci-Fi 4th of July.” Beautiful downtown Celebration, Florida, is the perfect backdrop to your Independence Day—just watch out for those aliens! A costume contest at 7 p.m. will determine the best-dressed, so don’t skimp on the wardrobe. There are prizes on the line, after all. Cosmic kids will have bounce houses to conquer, jousting matches to win, face painting to accent their costumes, and a whole slew of activities provided by the Town Center’s KidZone. All will enjoy the live music by Katty Shack, Gina Maria Inacandela, DJ Tami, and be inspired by the patriotic music from The Dixieland Jazz Band. A grand finale fireworks spectacular set to a sci-fi soundtrack will cap off the night and send everyone home in high spirits. 4 - 11:30 p.m. on July 4th. Celebration is the place to be.

 

ST. CLOUD LAKEFRONT

If your idea of a star-spangled celebration is laid-back and includes a lakefront beach, then the St. Cloud Lakefront is the place to be. Live music, food, and games for the whole family to enjoy. Why not grab something to eat at Crabby Bill’s Seafood Restaurant—the outside seating will give you a perfect view of the Marina where the fireworks are set off. If you’re not in the mood for seafood, bring a beach chair or blanket and watch the fireworks explode over East Lake Toho from the public beach. 4 - 10 p.m. on July 4th. Find the St. Cloud details.  

Don’t forget to bring your pups! Man’s best friend loves a good celebration too.  

WHERE TO STAY IN KISSIMMEE

Coming into Kissimmee for this Independence Day's events and fun?  Be sure to check out our local hotels offering their own Fourth of July celebrations.  From home-cooked BBQs to flashy fireworks, our locals know how to throw an All-American Birthday Party.

OMNI ORLANDO RESORT AT CHAMPIONSGATE

Fill your vacation days with rounds of golf, and your vacation nights with fireworks sights! Fireworks are synonymous with holidays and summer weekends at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. July 4th guests can play and relax with recreational activities all day and at night enjoy the private firework delights!

 

REUNION RESORT

All holiday weekend, from July 1st - 4th, guests can expect to be surrounded by star-spangled celebrations, from hourly activities at the Water Park, to the Grande Family BBQ on July 3rd from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Who can resist the taste of smoked sausages, beef brisket, and pork ribs paired with corn on the cob, and a baked potato bar? We’re drooling just thinking about it. Make your reservations here. After you’ve eaten your BBQ fill, wipe off your hands, find your loved ones, and head down to the Grande Driving Range for some fabulously patriotic fireworks at 9 p.m. See the stars in their eyes as the sky lights up—keep the romance going at the Late-Night Soiree in the Clubhouse from 9 -11p.m. where adults will be entertained with cocktails, snacks, and three holes of glow FootGolf on the Driving Range. This is a perfect long weekend alternative to Tuesday celebrations for those who have to work on Wednesday! Take part in their summer photo contest and you might even win some sweet swag.

 

BOHEMIAN HOTEL CELEBRATION

Get a private view of the Celebration Town Fireworks from the Lakeside Terrace of the Bohemian Hotel in Celebration. July 4th reservations are available from 5 until 9 p.m. for their special buffet. Stop by the salad station for fresh potato salad, watermelon and arugula, or pasta pickings. Then head to the American Buffet for classics like corn on the cob and beer-marinated pork loin or steamed crab legs. Of course, hamburgers and all-beef hot dogs will also be present, it is the 4th of July after all! Get your campfire fix with the Indoor s’more station. Make your reservations here.

 

Celebrate in the parks

Our world-famous theme parks plan to put on a spectacular show for the 4th of July as well. There’s Disney’s Celebrate America night show happening on July 4th at 9 p.m. in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, a special Fourth of July Reflections show with patriotic music and fireworks at SeaWorld, and a special version of Universal360: A Cinesphere Spectacular with lasers and pyrotechnics is happening over at Universal Orlando.

We look forward to seeing your Kissimmee celebrations for America’s 241st birthday. Share your 4th of July memories with us on social media, using #MyKissimmee. Make sure to tag us @experiencekissimmee in your Instagram stories!