The Fourth of July is a peak time for summer fun. We've collected everything we could find about community gatherings to celebrate Independence Day, though our list of fireworks and hot dog mixers is sure to grow over the next few months. Be sure to keep an eye on our online calendar over the next several weeks for more options.
Wednesday, July 3
Baldwin Park Independence Bash A festival with artisans, craft beer, food trucks and more in the Village Center of Baldwin Park. Followed by a choreographed fireworks show over Lake Baldwin. 6-11 pm; Baldwin Park, New Broad Street and Jake Street; free; baldwinparkevents.com.
Freedom on the Waterfront Live music followed by a fireworks show. 5-9:30 pm; Elizabeth Evans Park, 510 N Baker St, Mt. Dora; free; ci.mount-dora.fl.us.
Red Hot & Boom Live performances, food vendors and synchronized fireworks. 4-11 pm; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; altamonte.org.
Red, White & Brew Two-day party with live music, outdoor games, drink specials and giveaways. 3-9 pm; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets; free; 407-849-0471; wallstplaza.net.
Thursday, July 4
DeBary Lights Up Liberty Games, food, live entertainment and fireworks. noon; Gemini Springs Park, 37 Dirksen Drive, DeBary; free; debary.org.
Firecracker 5K Run, walk, jog or stroll through downtown Avalon Park. 7 am; Avalon Park, 3702 Avalon Park East Blvd.; $15; avalonparkfoundation.org.
Fireworks at the Fountain Live music, a kids' play area, a beer garden and fireworks. 4-10 pm; Lake Eola Park, Eola Drive, North Eola Drive and East Robinson Street; free; orlando.gov.
Fourth of July at SeaWorld Fireworks, pyrotechnics and lasers. SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive; price of admission; 407-363-2613; seaworld.com.
Fourth of July Celebration A wet/dry bounce park, community performances and fireworks at 9 p.m.. 5 pm; Avalon Park, 3702 Avalon Park East Blvd.; free; 407-658-6565.
Fourth of July VIP Party Unlimited beer and wine, hors d'oeuvres, live music and fireworks. 6 pm; MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 S. Hiawassee Road; $80; 407-299-1099; metrowestgolf.com.
Independence Day Parade 10 am; Downtown Mount Dora, East Fifth Avenue and North Donnelly Street, Mount Dora; free; mountdora.com.
July 4th Celebration Vendors, food, fun, music and fireworks. 3-10 pm; St. Cloud Lakefront Park, 250 Lake Shore Blvd., St. Cloud; free; 407-892-3671; stcloudflchamber.com.
Monumental 4th of July Live music, a kids zone, food and fireworks. 5:30-9 pm; Kissimmee Lakefront Park, 101 Lakeshore Blvd., Kissimmee; free.
Party in the Park Family activities, food, fireworks and more. 6 pm; Newton Park, 29 Garden Ave., Winter Garden; free.
Red, White & Boom Celebration filled with traditional activities for all ages. 6 pm; Waterfront Park, 330 Third St., Clermont; free. Red, White & Brew 4 pm; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets; free; 407-849-0471; wallstplaza.net.
Star Spangled Spectacular Food, kids' activities, live music and fireworks. 4-10 pm; Celebration Town Center, 610 Sycamore St., Celebration; free; 407-566-1202; celebration.fl.us.
Watermelon 5K Annual footrace through Winter Park. 7:30-10:30 am; Central Park, Winter Park; $30-$40; trackshack.com.
Winter Park Fourth of July Celebration Live classical music from the Bach Festival Choir and Brass Band. 9 am-4 pm; Downtown Winter Park, free; cityofwinterpark.org.
Saturday, July 6
Red, White & Blues on the Plaza Extend your 4th of July celebration. 6-8 pm; Downtown Winter Garden, West Plant Street and South Park Avenue, Winter Garden; free; 407-656-4111. cw.com.