July 4th this year marks our nation’s 241st birthday party, and it’s going to be a celebration you’ll never forget! Osceola County will be the host of numerous July 4th celebrations, all of which will surpass every expectation. From one end of the county to the other there will food, friends, fellowship, vendors, food trucks, fireworks and people from all over the community celebrating the most amazing nation of all time… THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Check out what’s going on in Osceola on July 4th!
KISSIMMEE LAKEFRONT PARK
Make your way to Lake Tohopekaliga (Lake Toho) on July 4th and expect to experience some serious entertainment. You’ll be treated to an interactive KUA Kids’ Power Zone on the Civic Lawn, live music by Diamond Dixie, Doubting Abby, Rico Monaco & the Sol Sons Band, Rose Royce, and comedian Michael Winslow. Come early with the whole family and enjoy a huge array of food and drink from the “fleet” of food trucks. It all begins at 5pm and comes to an explosive end at 9:30pm for a huge fireworks show. Admission and parking are free.
CELEBRATION TOWN CENTER
Looking for an “out of this world” experience for July 4th? If so, head on over to the beautiful town of Celebration. Celebration is once again beaming in their “Sci-Fi 4th of July” so plan ahead and come dressed as your favorite sci-fi character and be ready to end up on everyone’s Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat! This year’s 4th of July parade will kick-off at 9 a.m. from Town Hall, following a route along Celebration Avenue to Market Street and eventually concluding at the entrance to Lakeside Park.
The costume contest will “launch” at 7pm. and judge for the best-dressed of the event. There will be bounce houses, face painting to accent their costumes, and activity after activity at the KidZone. Celebration brings it back to Earth with live music from Katty Shack, Gina Maria Inacandela, DJ Tami and The Dixieland Jazz Band. In keeping with the sci-fi theme, Celebration’s fireworks display will be set to a sci-fi soundtrack. The celebration takes place from 4pm-11:30pm making Celebration an awesome choice for celebrating Independence Day!
ST. CLOUD LAKEFRONT CELEBRATION
St. Cloud is known for the having one of the biggest July 4th fireworks displays in all of Central Florida. St. Cloud, with it’s fresh water beach on East Lake Toho, will feature Live music, including St. Cloud’s own Mandy Harvey as seen on America’s Got Talent! There will be a huge assortment of food, vendors, games and picnic areas for the whole family. The St. Cloud Chamber, partnering with the City of St. Cloud annually, brings a party to their lakefront like no other in Osceola County.
Crabby Bill’s Restaurant is smack dab in the middle of it all and will feature live entertainment and delicious food on the outside deck overlooking the St. Cloud Marina, as well as inside the restaurant for those who might want a break from the heat. The celebration takes place from 4-10pm and is not to be missed if you’re looking for a kicking July 4th celebration that gives you plenty of places to park and many ways to exit after the fireworks are over… that’s a big deal when selecting your “fireworks spot.” Fireworks begin at 9pm.
ENJOY ONE OF OUR EXPLOSIVE THEME PARK CELEBRATIONS
Right around the corner from Osceola County are the world famous theme parks that will also be offering amazing celebrations of our 241st independence day!
We’ll kick off our theme park list with SeaWorld! This summer at SeaWorld feels like July 4th every night with its Electric Ocean show, but at 10pm on July 4th prepare for an even bigger Patriotic display in the sky to honor America’s birthday
Bring on the magic with “Disney’s Celebrate America! At 9 p.m. on both July 3 and July 4 there will be fireworks like only Disney can create. On July 4th, Walt Disney World will livestream the show over the internet. Just go to the official Disney Parks Blog on Tuesday and get ready for an online experience in fireworks that you won’t soon forget.
Now we move on to Epcot’s “IllumiNations, Reflections of Earth” which will be “amped up” a patriotic finale on the 4th. beginning at 9 p.m.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” will begin at 9:30 p.m. on July 4th.
There won’t be a fireworks show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but the “Rivers of Light” show on July 4th will begin at 9:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Universal Studios will once again wow park visitors with its end-of-night “Cinematic Spectacular” at the lagoon. Universal is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the show will close the park at 10pm!
Legoland Florida is a bit more of a drive, but the kids will thank you for including them in the plans on the 4th. The fireworks show will be set to patriotic music and will begin at 9 p.m. “Brick viewing glasses” will be distributed for special effects.
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