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Top 5 Kid Friendly 4th of July Fireworks in Orlando

Celebrate this 4th of July in Orlando with the whole family. Our nation’s independence is best celebrated with a dazzling fireworks display. And if you’ve got your own little firecrackers with you then you’re probably looking for fireworks shows in Orlando that are kid-friendly.

Boom! Whether you want to go all out or keep it simple, all the options for celebrating the 4th of July with kids are right here. These are the top 5 best 4th of July fireworks shows for kids in Orlando.

4th of July Fireworks Shows for Kids in Orlando

  • Rock, Freedom, and Fireworks
  • Red Hot & Boom At Cranes Roost Park
  • Promenade At Sunset Walk Star Spangled Weekend Celebration
  • Red Hot & Boom At Cranes Roost Park
  • Star Spangled Sanford

Updated May 2024 by Meghan Roth.

ROCK, FREEDOM, AND FIREWORKS (LONGWOOD)

When:  Saturday, June 29, 5pm – 9pm
Where: Reiter Park – 301 W Warren Ave, Longwood, FL 32750
Cost: FREE

The City of Longwood presents Rock, Freedom & Fireworks, the fourth annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, June 29th at Reiter Park featuring live music from Switch – Back to the 80’s, over 15 food trucks, a full bar, vendors, and the best fireworks show in town!

City of Longwood 4th of July Events and Fireworks
City of Longwood 4th of July Events and Fireworks

Free admission and parking for the event are located at the back parking lot of Orlando Health South Seminole, Longwood City Hall Complex, and the Longwood Sunrail Station.
The fireworks show begins at 9:00 pm.

Personal fireworks and coolers are prohibited.

RED HOT & BOOM AT CRANES ROOST PARK

When:  Wednesday, July 3, 2024, fireworks around 9pm
Where: Cranes Roost Park – 274 Cranes Roost Blvd, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Cost: FREE

This infamous celebration takes place on Wednesday, July 3 in Uptown Altamonte’s Cranes Roost Park. The City partners with XL106.7 to bring a groovin’ good time during this legendary event. Food vendors are scattered around Cranes Roost Lake to keep grumbling bellies at bay.

The event kicks kicks off at 5pm and ends with a 25-minute firework feast for the eyes.

PROMENADE AT SUNSET WALK STAR SPANGLED WEEKEND CELEBRATION

When: July 1 – 4, 2023 (Fireworks on July 4) (2024 Details TBA)
Where: Promenade at Sunset Walk (Margaritaville Resort Orlando)
Cost: FREE
Head to this walkable entertainment and shopping hub for a full weekend of Independence Day celebrations. Sunset Walk’s Star Spangled Weekend Celebration takes place Friday to Monday. Activities include live musical performances at the Promenade Plaza, an evening car show, street performers, and an artisan market.

On Tuesday, July 4, enjoy more free entertainment at Promenade Plaza followed by a fireworks display at 9:45 pm.

RED, WHITE AND BLUE AMERICANA IN DOWNTOWN WINTER GARDEN

When: July 4, 2024
Where: Downtown Winter Garden
Cost: FREE
Celebrate small town style, at Downtown Winter Garden’s Red, White and Blue Americana event. The full lineup includes:

  • 20th ANNUAL ALL AMERICAN KIDS PARADE & BREAKFAST, Thursday, July 4, 8-10:30 a.m. (Pancake Breakfast: 8:00 – 9:45 am and Parade: 10:00 Kickoff)
  • PARTY IN THE PARK, Thursday, July 4, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Fireworks display on Lake Apopka at Newton Park on July 4 at 9:15pm

STAR SPANGLED SANFORD

When: Tuesday, July 4, 6pm – 9pm (2024 Details TBA)
Where: Riverwalk / Fort Mellon Park area
Cost: FREE
Plan a full day in Sanford strolling the streets to visit your favorite local restaurants and breweries followed by evening fireworks. The sparks will fly over Lake Monroe just after sunset. The show will be set to music and will last for about 20 minutes.

Make sure to pack blankets and chairs for comfy viewing along the water. There’s a Star Spangled Sanford Kids’ Zone too!

playground at fort mellon park sanford florida
Playground at Fort Mellon Park Dani Meyering

ALSO TRY:

City of Winter Park 4th of July Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 9am – 11am
Central Park, Winter Park
Bring the family over to enjoy a Kids Zone with carnival games, balloon artist and bounce slides provided by our Parks & Recreation Family Fun Program. (2024 Details TBA)
9 a.m. – Welcome by Mayor Phil Anderson
9:15 a.m. – Madison Zavitz performs
9:30 a.m. – Bach Festival Brass Ensemble & Choir performs
10:45 a.m. – Bike Parade

ORLANDO THEME PARK FIREWORK DISPLAYS

Fireworks at Magic Kingdom: Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky

WHEN: Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4
FIREWORKS DISPLAY TIME: TBA
Magic Kingdom is celebrating Independence Day with an exclusive nighttime fireworks spectacular featuring patriotic music and even DJ dance parties throughout the night.

While you’re at the Magic Kindom, try to make it over to the daily Flag Retreat ceremony in the evening near the entrance of the park which often includes US Veterans.  You can also snap some patriotic family photos in Liberty Square, which was inspired by the original 13 colonies.

You’ll find a replica of the Liberty Bell there and even hear from our nation’s 46 presidents in the Hall of Presidents.

Make use of the Rider Swap System at Walt Disney World while you’re there.

Fireworks at EPCOT: Luminous will include a “Heartbeat of Freedom” finale

WHEN: Thursday, July 4
FIREWORKS DISPLAY TIME: 9:00 p.m.
EPCOT’s Luminous: The Symphony of Us will be capped with a patriotic finale, Heartbeat of Freedom. Before you find your seat for the fireworks display, make sure to take a tour of The American Adventure pavilion and listen to to the Voices of Liberty a cappella group under the rotunda.

july 4th fireworks at Disney
Celebrate July 4th at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom and EPCOT will each host a patriotic fireworks spectacular

You’ll also want to be on the lookout for some of your favorite Disney pals in their “Spirit of ’76” attire!

Disney Fireworks Cruise

Make this 4th of July in Orlando unforgettable with a Disney Firework Cruise. Private cruises leave from Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort and chart a course to the International Gateway near World Showcase Lagoon at EPCOT or the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake at Magic Kingdom.

The cruises include a captain, assorted snacks, and soft drinks. Festive decor is available upon request when booking and is also included. The 25-ft boat, beginning at $499 plus tax for up to 10 guest

For reservations, call (407) 939-7529. If you’re on a budget, check out one of these spots for viewing Disney fireworks outside the parks.

July 4th Fireworks at SeaWorld Orlando

WHEN: Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4 (2024 Details TBA)
Find a spot near the central lake at SeaWorld Orlando and watch as fireworks ignite along with patriotic tunes. You can book reserved seating at the Bayside Stadium for an even better view–upgrades start at $14.99.

Red, White and BOOM at LEGOLAND Florida Resort on Lake Eloise

WHEN: Thursday, July 4, 2024
FIREWORKS DISPLAY TIME: 9 pm (Fireworks Kick-Off Party at 8 pm at Pirates Cove)
Celebrate America’s Independence Day as the skies above Lake Eloise fill with colorful fireworks. Watch as the skies fill with the biggest fireworks show of the year in the only place that transforms fireworks into LEGO bricks before your eyes.​

Related Post: How to Enjoy LEGOLAND Florida’s Annual Summer Brick Party with Kids

We hope you have a safe and happy Independence Day with your family!

Explore even more 4th of July Events in Orlando at our sibling site, OrlandoDateNightGuide.com

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Dani Meyering
Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando native. She loves sharing her hometown with others from the theme parks to Florida's natural beauty. With over 15 years of experience, Dani is thrilled to serve as our Managing Editor at Orlando Date Night Guide, Orlando Parenting, as well as Tampa Bay Date Night Guide.