Summer Fun in Kissimmee, Florida
Experience roller coasters, festivals, fireworks and more.
Kissimmee, Fla. (May 27, 2021) – Summer is nearly here and it’s time to plan for new and exciting experiences. From new roller coasters to family-friendly events, check out all the happenings that can only be found in Kissimmee.
Vacations continue to require planning and safety precautions. With that in mind, Experience Kissimmee has partnered with AdventHealth to create a Safety Hub. This tool allows visitors to explore resources and up-to-date safety information before traveling.
Universal Orlando Resort
Jurassic World VelociCoaster opens June 10 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. This is Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster. It features a series of intense maneuvers along the coaster’s 4,700 feet of track, including near-misses, a barrel roll right above the Islands of Adventure lagoon, high-speed launches, and the signature “Top Hat,” which propels riders 155 feet in the air and then immediately into an 80-degree drop – Universal’s steepest drop yet.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Celebrate LEGOLAND’s 10-year anniversary this summer with birthday surprises around the park. The festivities will include “streetmosphere,” music, and exciting fireworks on select dates in June and July. Plus, guests can experience an all-new stage show, and the biggest LEGO birthday cake.
Crayola Experience Orlando
This summer, July 3-25, guests can join a colorful mission to find a rare giant squid at Crayola Experience Orlando’s OceanX. The fun includes molding and crafting marine creatures, learning about conservation efforts, building a recycled coral reef, and more.
Old Town Kissimmee
Twisted Vine Winery is coming to Old Town this summer. The new restaurant will offer selections of one-of-a-kind and unique fruit-based wines; a variety of craft beers on tap, bottles, or cans; and free wine samples. The menu will feature BBQ and smoked meats, appetizers, salads, and flatbreads.
Walt Disney World Resort
Beginning July 15, guests can enjoy EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival. This fan-favorite event features live entertainment, activities for the entire family, and a global marketplace with a selection of gourmet plates, fine wine, craft beer, and more.
SeaWorld Parks and Resorts Orlando
From May 28 to Sept. 6, guests can experience electrifying nights at SeaWorld Orlando’s Electric Ocean. This family-friendly event features music, dancing, and a spectacular fireworks and fountains show.
Continuing the fun at SeaWorld Orlando, on select days from Aug. 13 to Sept. 12, guests can enjoy more than 100 craft beers from breweries across Florida at SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival.
Red, Blue & BBQ
Kissimmee Main Street is hosting a smokey event this summer. Join the Kissimmee Police Department and Kissimmee Fire Department for a backyard BBQ brawl on June 19 in downtown Kissimmee.
Silver Spurs Rodeo
The Silver Spurs Rodeo will host its annual summer rodeo June 4-5 at Osceola Heritage Park. Guests can experience traditional rodeo events, such as bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, women’s barrel racing, steer wrestling, and team roping.
Country Thunder Florida
Some of country’s biggest names will take the stage at Osceola Heritage Park late this summer. Country Thunder Florida is scheduled for Sept. 10-12, bringing music festivals back to Kissimmee. Headliners include Old Dominion, Eric Church, and Dierks Bentley. Lineup subject to change.
Gaylord Palms Resort
Running through Sept. 6, Gaylord Palms Resort invites guests to experience the Summer of More program. The activities include a scavenger hunt, light show, an escape room, and live entertainment. Plus, guests can enjoy Crystal River Rapids, an all-new action river located at the resort’s 3-acre water park.
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About Experience Kissimmee:
Experience Kissimmee is the official tourism authority for Osceola County, Florida. Located 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO), Kissimmee offers a perfectly balanced vacation experience with world-famous theme parks and attractions, outdoor activities, and plenty of Florida sunshine. Kissimmee is the Vacation Home Capital of the World®, with options ranging from two-bedroom condos to 15-bedroom mansions. Get inspired at experiencekissimmee.com.
Experience Kissimmee Communications Department