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Fourth of July in Orlando

A listing of parades, festivals and fireworks


July 1-7

Disney’s Celebrate America: Fourth of July Concert in the Sky
Special fireworks every night of the week, with a patriotic parade with Goofy, Donald and Pluto preceding the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade. 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 p.m. Thursday-Monday; Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; included with park admission; 407-824-4321; limitedtimemagic.com

July 2-3

Red, White and Brew
Two days of holiday shenanigans with live music, karaoke and all of the regular craziness that Wall Street has to offer. 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets.; $10; 407-849-0471; wallstplaza.net

July 3

Red Hot and Boom
Live music and one of the largest fireworks shows in the area. 9:30 p.m. Thursday; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8857; uptownaltamonte.com

4th of July
Annual Margaritaville Party for Jimmy Buffet fans and people who just want to dance and drink in public - because America. Food, fireworks and more. 3-10 p.m. Lakefront Park, 1104 Lakeshore Blvd., St. Cloud; free; 407-892-3671; stcloudflchamber.com

July 4

4th of July Celebration
Apple pie bake-offs, hot-dog eating contest, bike parade and more, followed by a firework show. 5-9 p.m. Friday; Avalon Park Town Center, 13001 Founders Square Drive; free; 407-658-6565; avalonpark.com

23rd Annual Hunter Vision July 4th Watermelon 5k Run/Walk
Come join the July 4th Watermelon 5k Run through Park Avenue in Winter Park. Funds raised from the event will support the Track Shack Foundation. In addition to the run, there will be a watermelon-eating competition. 7 a.m. Friday; Central Park, 251 S. Park Ave., Winter Park; 407-896-1160; trackshack.com

All-American Kids Parade and Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast and decorations to adorn bicycles, scooters, strollers and wagons and games at the Winter Garden Masonic Lodge. Sponsored by the Masonic Lodge, Winter Garden Heritage Foundation and the Downtown Merchants’ Association. 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Friday; Winter Garden Masonic Lodge, 230 W. Bay St., Winter Garden; multiple prices; 407-656-3244; cwgdn.com

A Sci-Fi 4th of July
Movie-themed costume contest, live music by bands and a fireworks show set to a sci-fi themed soundtrack. 5:30 p.m. Friday; Celebration Town Center, 690 Celebration Ave., Celebration; free; 407-566-1202; celebrationtowncenter.com

Celebration of Freedom
Parade, food, live music and fireworks at dusk. 10 a.m. parade, 5-9 p.m. Friday; Central Winds Park, 1000 E. State Road 434, Winter Springs; free; 407-327-6593; winterspringsfl.org

City of Winter Park Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
Bring a blanket or beach chair to Central Park, and enjoy live music performed by the Bach Festival Brass Band and the Bach Festival Choir, horse-drawn wagon rides and much more. Get to the park early to stake out your spot. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday; Central Park, 251 S. Park Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-599-3463; cityofwinterpark.org

City of Orlando’s Fireworks at the Fountain
Patriotic celebration with food, beverages, kids area, entertainment on two stages and a fireworks display. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday; Lake Eola Park, 195 N. Rosalind Ave.; free; cityoforlando.net

July 4th Celebration with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy the Brevard Symphony Orchestra as they play along with a fireworks display over the Indian River. 8-9:45 p.m. Friday; View Facility Cocoa Riverfront Park, 401 Riveredge Blvd., Cocoa Beach; 321-639-3500

Party in the Park
Live music by Speed Limit 70, family activities, food and more. 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday; Newton Park, 29 W. Garden Ave., Winter Garden; free; cwgdn.com

Red, Brick and Broom
3-D fireworks show and more. 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; Legoland, One Legoland Way, Winter Haven; $84; 877-350-5346; legoland.com

SeaWorld Orlando’s Fourth of July Celebration
Fireworks and music at the Bayside Stadium. 9:30 p.m. Friday; SeaWorld, 7007 Seaworld Drive; included with admission; 888-800-5447; seaworld.com

Star Spangled Sanford
Live entertainment, a splash pad and fireworks over Lake Monroe. 4-10 p.m. Friday; Ft Mellon Park, 600 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407.688.5120; sanfordfl.gov

July 5

Red, Out and Equal at Lake Ivanhoe
Family Outfest picnic, entertainment, fun zone water activities and fireworks. noon Saturday; Gaston Edwards Park, Ivanhoe Village; free; familyoutfest.com

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