The 4th of July is right around the corner, and here in Kissimmee we want to celebrate the red, white, and blue with you! We’re extending the fun and excitement all weekend long. Local food trucks, music, fanfare, and festivities are calling your name. Oh, and we’ll also have fireworks — lots of fireworks. If you’re looking to commemorate Independence Day in style, here are a few suggestions for you.
Have a “Monumental” Day at Kissimmee Lakefront Park
Kissimmee Lakefront Park is more than just a great spot to relax in Kissimmee — it’s also home to the Monument of States, a 50-foot tower dedicated to American unity. The monument is made from blocks of granite, chunks of quartz, small boulders, fossils, and pieces of old buildings from all over the country. Material from all 50 states has gone into building it, making it a whole lot of America in one tall masterpiece!
After you take a few photos in front of the monument, take a stroll along the shores of the legendary Lake Tohopekaliga (“Lake Toho”) and spend the night enjoying live music, craft and food vendors, comedians, and an interactive KUA Kids’ Power Zone — all topped off with a fireworks grand finale.
Celebrate in Celebration
With a name like Celebration, you can bet this town is planning a memorable 4th of July. In fact, it’s more than just a celebration — it’s a Star Spangled Spectacular! The day kicks off with a parade along Celebration Avenue and Market Street, followed by food, fun, and activities for kids throughout the day. In the evening, Central Florida local musicians will take the stage. Don’t worry, there’s not gonna be a heartache tonight, just an evening of singing, dancing, and fireworks.
Have an In-Disney-pendence Day
Hoping to celebrate America’s birthday in the most magical way possible? Then Walt Disney WorldResort is the place to be!
Magic Kingdom Park: Magic Kingdom is already beloved for its amazing nightly fireworks display, but for America’s birthday it goes all out. Disney’s Celebrate America! Fireworks show is sure to dazzle young and old alike. In fact, this fireworks display is so nice, they do it twice. You can watch this spectacle July 3 & 4 at 9:15 p.m.
Epcot: On July 4, Epcot enhances its already awesome IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth show with an Americana-inspired overture known as the “Heartbeat of Freedom.” There are colorful lasers, fireworks bursting in air, and plenty of pyrotechnics. This performance begins at 9 p.m. on July 4.
Star Spangled 4-Day Celebration at Promenade at Sunset Walk
Promenade at Sunset Walk is starting early with the Star Spangled 4-Day Celebration from July 1 to July 4, 2023. Be entertained by street performers and live bands, then enjoy the all American car show and craft market. The fireworks spectacular begins at 9:45 p.m. on the 4th!
Build the Perfect July 4 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Ready for some Red, White & BOOM? Stop by LEGOLAND Florida for a DJ dance party at Club Brixx. Then, build an American flag out of thousands of LEGO bricks. And when it’s time for fireworks, put on your special viewing glasses to watch LEGO bricks explode in the sky above Lake Eloise during the Brick & Boom Fireworks Celebration. Park doors open at 10 a.m. and the party goes until 9 p.m. on July 4-6,. You know what that means? The entire family will be saying “LEGO” again!
See it at SeaWorld Orlando
Fireworks, pyrotechnics, and lasers… oh my! One of Central Florida’s most magnificent fireworks displays will have a patriotic finale on July 4 at SeaWorld Orlando. Pro tip: Reserve your seat with SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean + 4th of July package to secure a reserved seat at each of the park’s evening shows. Get ready for an evening of memorable sights, sounds, and splashes!
Festive Happenings at Hotels & Resorts
Are you visiting Kissimmee this Independence Day for festivities and fun? Be sure to check out these Kissimmee resorts and their own 4th of July celebrations, because these locals really know how to throw a birthday party!
If you’re staying at Reunion Resort over the 4th of July weekend, make your way to the All-American Family Buffet, where you can enjoy finger-licking favorites like burgers, sausages, grilled chicken, and, of course, build-your-own ice cream sundaes. On Independence Day, the resort is having a very special dance party, complete with drinks, music, and spectacular views of the Walt Disney World Resort fireworks. And while you’re dancing the night away, the kiddos can enjoy a pajama and movie party.
The fun will be going all weekend long at Reunion Resort. On Friday, there’s the Light Up the Cove Family Party. Then Saturday, it’s time for the Patriotic FootGolf Challenge. (It’s just like golf, but with a soccer ball, and a whole bunch of red, white, and blue!)
Omni Orlando Resort At ChampionsGate
Fireworks are synonymous with holidays and summer weekends at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Play and relax with recreational activities all day, and at night take a swim sound-tracked by a poolside DJ while enjoying the private July 4th fireworks display.
So, happy 247th birthday, America! Wherever you decide to spend your Independence Day, we hope you have a great time surrounded by friends, family, and fireworks. If you’re coming to Kissimmee this 4th of July (and we really hope you do!), share your celebratory memories with us on social media using #MyKissimmee. And for more news on upcoming events in our area, subscribe to our newsletter.