Before the main event of the firework shows at night on the 4th of July in Orlando, there
are a lot of other fun activities and things to do during the day with your family to celebrate
America’s Independence Day including movies, parades, picnics, and a 5k run.
Start off your 4th of July in a healthy way with a 5k run in the city of Winter Park with their
annual Watermelon 5k along Park Avenue. The run begins at 7:00am and is
immediately followed by a watermelon eating contest that starts at 8:00am.
Old Fashion 4th of July Picnic in Winter Park
From 9am until 1pm, the city of Winter Park will host their annual Olde Fashioned 4th of
July Celebration in Central Park with the Bach Festival Brass Band and Choir,
horse-drawn wagon rides, a bicycle parade at 9am and lots of other activities for the
family. Admission will also be free to the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum from 9:30am
until 4pm also located in Central Park.
4th of July Parade
A 4th of July parade takes place in Mount Dora at 10 am.
Local Parks for Barbecue
If you are looking to setup a barbecue around the Orlando area, some of the nicer parks
around Orlando with picnic tables and grills include Cypress Grove Park and Wadeview
Park in the central part of Orlando, Downey Park and Moss Park in east Orlando, Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in west Orlando, and Wekiwa Springs in Wekiva Springs and Kelly Park in Apopka in the northern part of Orlando. Click here to view our story about local beaches and springs within Orlando. Also, there are a number of splash pads to cool off in around Orlando that can be found here.
Top 10 4th of July Orlando Barbecue Menu
Read our guide to the top 10 4th of July Orlando Barbecue menu items with links for recipes and locations to buy prepared items.
Orlando Local Guide Articles
- Best Orlando 4th of July Fireworks Shows and Events Guide 2018
- 2018 Downtown Orlando 4th of July Fireworks at the Fountain
- 2018 Winter Park 4th of July Celebration in Central Park featuring the Bach Festival Brass Band and Choir and Carriage Rides
- 2018 Sanford 4th of July Fireworks Celebrates America with Star Spangled Sanford
- 2018 4th of July at Walt Disney World Featuring Epcot and the Magic Kingdom
- Independence Day Fireworks and Events in Orlando on July 3rd, 2018
- 2018 Red Hot and Boom xl 106.7 4th of July Orlando Firework Show in Altamonte Springs on July 3rd
- Free 4th of July Fireworks Shows in Orlando Outside of the Theme Parks Featuring Celebration, Kissimmee, St Cloud, and Haines City in 2018
- 2018 Watermelon 4th of July 5k at Park Avenue in Winter Park on July 4th
- Revisiting the Super Bowl Budweiser Hometown Hero’s Parade in Winter Park
- Best Inland Beaches and Natural Springs in Orlando featuring St Cloud, Moss Park, Winter Park, Kelly Park, and Wekiwa Springs
- What to do in Orlando on the 4th of July when it is raining and you want to see fireworks?
- Orlando Local Guide launches new website dedicated to celebrating the Fourth of July in Orlando