With lots of fun, patriotic-themed activities and attractions, Orlando is a fun place to spend 4th of July weekend with family and friends.
From theme park extravaganzas to fireworks, if you’re looking for Orlando 4th of July Weekend 2017 ideas, check out some of these local activities and fun things do in Orlando in July, including…
- LEGOLAND® Florida Knight Lights
- I-Drive 360 Orlando
- Independence Day at SeaWorld® Orlando
- Fireworks at the Fountain
- and more…
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LEGOLAND® Florida Knight Lights
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort celebrates 4th of July Weekend with a special instance of their summer “Knight Lights” event.
Get into the summer spirit and let kids stay up late at LEGOLAND Florida with this delightful festivity. The kids will especially enjoy new character encounters, a scavenger hunt, a glow-in-the-dark dance party, and more!
- When: July 4, 2017
- Where: LEGOLAND, 1 LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven, Florida
Getting In: LEGOLAND Florida tickets are included with the Go Orlando Card.
Fourth of Jul-Eye on the Orlando Eye
Jointly hosted by the Orlando Eye and I-Drive 360, this special 4th of July weekend event is fun for the whole family.
Enjoy live entertainment and kid-friendly activities throughout the weekend, with a stellar lighting show actually on the Orlando Eye itself. More than 64,000 LEDS will be illuminated in a patriotic display each night at 9:00 pm – what a cool sight!
When: Independence Day Weekend, 2017
Where: Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, 8401 International Drive, Orlando, Florida
Getting In: If you’d like to ride the Orlando Eye during other times, Orlando Eye tickets are included with the Go Orlando Card. This event is free.
Explore More of I-Drive Orlando
After a spin on the Orlando Eye, check out the rest of I-DRIVE, one of Orlando’s top entertainment destination, for “360-degrees of fun.”
Attraction highlights include:
- Madame Tussauds: Pose with life-like wax representations of all your favorite celebs and explore local culture and history.
- SEA LIFE Aquarium: Walk through the acrylic sea tunnel inside this new Orlando aquarium (don’t forget to look up! — see the photo above).
- Skeletons: Animals Unveiled!: Get closer-than-close to real bones, skeletons, structures, and more for an entertaining, educational experience.
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not!: From authentic shrunken heads, to bizarre natural occurrences, Ripley’s in Orlando has one of the most fascinating collections of artifacts and exhibits.
- Congo River Adventure Golf: Get in some classic fun, and hit a round of adventure golf at Congo River.
Getting In: Each of these International-Drive attractions listed above are available on the Orlando Explorer Pass.
Kennedy Space Center
Get in the patriotic spirit and explore NASA’s headquarters and all things space at the Kennedy Space Center.
Tour launch areas, see giant rockets, and train in spaceflight simulators. Guests have the opportunity to come face-to-face with a real astronaut ever day of the year during a half-hour, interactive Q&A-oriented program designed to appeal to children and adults.
It’s the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, see giant rockets and train in spaceflight simulators.
Be sure to check The Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, which tells the story of NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program by letting guests tour the historic spacecraft.
Getting In: Kennedy Space Center tickets are included with the Go Orlando Card.
Independence Day at SeaWorld® Orlando
SeaWorld Orlando’s “Electric Ocean” is summer-long extravaganza that features special activities, extended hours, and special events.
This July 4th, as part of this Electric Ocean series, SeaWorld Orlando will feature a stellar fireworks show timed to patriotic music played by a nine piece band with 25 singers.
Guests will also enjoy watching the Florida National Guard’s 13th Army Band and their patriotic-inspired show.
- When: July 4, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
- Where: SeaWorld Orlando, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando, Florida
Getting In: SeaWorld Orlando tickets are available on the Build Your Own Pass, or with the Go Orlando Card for a special upgrade fee.
Red, Hot, & Boom in Altamonte Springs
Each year, the city of Altamonte Springs, Florida puts on one of Orlando’s biggest 4th of July Fireworks Shows set to a patriotic score.
With food, games, live music, and some of today’s hottest stars, there’s no wonder this event is one of the most popular.
Performing artists are announced in early June, so stay tuned for more info.
- When: July 3, 2017, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
- Where: Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701
Getting In: Red, Hot, & Boom is free to attend.
Lakeridge Winery Summer Music Series
The Lakeridge Winery invites guests to come sip some wine and enjoy live, outdoor music by some of the area’s most talented jazz musicians.
Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks, and a variety of food will be available for purchase along with complimentary winery tours and tastings.
- When: July 1, 2017, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
- Where: Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, 19239 U.S. 27 North, Clermont, Fl 34715
Getting In: It’s free to attend the Lakeridge Winery Summer Music Series.
A Sci-Fi 4th of July in Celebration, FL
The Celebration Town Center is putting on a fun, Sci-Fi-themed event this 4th of July event in Celebration, Florida
This event will feature live music, inflatable games for kids, a tribute to our veterans, and a fireworks spectacular synchronized to a patriotic soundtrack.
You’ll also enjoy a performance by the Celebration Chorus and Mac McAnally live in concert.
- When: July 4, 2017
- Where: Celebration Town Center, 701 Front Street, Celebration, Florida
Getting In: It’s free to attend the Sci-Fi 4th of July.
Fireworks at the Fountain
Orlando Mayor, Buddy Dyer, invites you to attend Fireworks at the Fountain for July 4th, 2017.
There will be live music and entertainment, activities for kids, and food and beverage available for purchase.
Insider tip: Arrive early to get a good spot to view the fireworks.
- When: July 4, 2017, 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Fireworks at 9:10 pm.
- Where: Lake Eola Park, 512 East Washington Street, Orlando, Fl 32801
Getting In: Fireworks at the Fountain is free to attend.
Remember Save on Admission
There you go – plenty of fun ideas for things to do in Orlando in July to help you plan your 4th of July weekend itinerary.
Remember, many of these great ideas are included on the Go Orlando Card, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.
We really hope you consider adding a few of these popular options to your upcoming plans. Enjoy!