4th of July Fireworks Round-up 2014

By : Jamie Hyman
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Wanna see the sky go BOOM this 4th of July weekend?

From Tampa Bay to Orlando to Daytona, Watermark has a round-up of Central Florida’s 4th of July 2014 celebrations.

CLEARWATER
Brighthouse Clearwater 4th of July Celebration
4-10 p.m. Friday, July 4
Coachman Park
301 Drew St., Clearwater
It’s a free family celebration with a concert featuring the Mostly Pops Orchestra and the Wilsons. The night will be topped off with the largest fireworks display in the Tampa Bay area. Food and Beverage Vendors and Exhibitors will be on hand. Gates open at 4 p.m. and music will begin at 7:30 p.m. Radio Disney will run 5-9 p.m. and will include games, face painting, a mascot parade, and more. Fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. Call 727-562-4700 or go to Visitstpeteclearwater.com

ORLANDO
Fireworks at the Fountain
4-10 p.m. Friday, July 4
Lake Eola Park
195 N Rosalind Avenue, Orlando
Celebrate Independence Day with the City of Orlando. Entertainment begins at 4 p.m. and features music on the K92.3 stage on the Lake Eola Amphitheatre. At 8:30 p.m., patriotic performances from the Orlando Concert Band and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will play and the night will conclude with a patriotic firework display, which will begin at 9:10 p.m., accompanied by a performance from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Visit Cityoforlando.net or call 407-246-2121 for more information.

Red, Out and Equal
noon – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5
Gaston Edwards Park
1236 N. Orange Ave. 
Orlando, FL 32804
Free event! Fireworks, volleyball tournament, live music, food trucks and cash bars. Part of the Family Outfest schedule of weekend events. Be sure to stop by Watermark’s booth!

Avalon Park’s Fourth of July Celebration
5–9 p.m. Friday, July 4, 2014
Town Park-Downtown Avalon Park
3651 Avalon Park East Blvd., Orlando
The event is fee for the public and will include fireworks, vendors, a hot dog eating contest, an apple pie bake off and more. Visit Avalonpark.com or call 407-658-6565.

Disney World 4th of July Featuring Epcot, Magic Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios
Various times
Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL
This event will include fireworks at the Magic Kingdom with patriotic music. Disney’s Hollywood Studios has a rock and roll 4th of July Fireworks Show while Epcot adds a special 4th of July tribute to Illuminations. Visit Disneyworld.com or call (407) 939-5277.

WINTER PARK
Winter Park 4th of July Watermelon 5k
7 a.m., Thursday, July 3
Park Avenue, Winter Park
Winter Park hosts their annual Watermelon 5k on Park Avenue at 7 a.m. on July 3 and is followed by a watermelon eating contest at 8:00 a.m. and a free kids run at 8:15 a.m. on July 4th 7 a.m. Visit Winterpark.org or call (407) 644-828.

Winter Park Independence Day Celebration
9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, July 4
Central Park, Winter Park
The annual Independence Day Celebration in Central Park with classical music performances by the Bach Festival Brass Band and Bach Festival Choir. There will also be free admission to the Morse Museum during the day. Visit Winterpark.org or call (407) 644-828.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS
Red Hot & Boom!
9 p.m., Thursday, July 3
274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs
Orlando’s most popular fireworks show takes place on July 3rd each year in Altamonte Springs at Crane’s Roost Park. Live bands are sponsored by Top 40 radio station XL 106.7, which will play at the amphitheater leading up to the 25 minute fireworks show. Over 100,000 people typically attend the event annually. Visit Xllo67.com or call (407) 571-8180.

MT. DORA
Freedom on the Waterfront- a Firework Celebration
5 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014
Elizabeth Evans Park
125 Edgerton Court, Mount Dora
There will be live music, kids’ activities and food vendors. The festivities will take place at Elizabeth Evans Park and Simpson Cove beginning at 5:00pm, with fireworks beginning at 9:15 pm. Sponsored by the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Mount Dora. Visit Mountdora.com for more information or call (352) 383-2165.

Mount Dora’s Independence Day Parade
10 a.m. Friday, July 4, 2014
Donnelly Street, downtown Mount Dora
The parade kicks off on Donnelly Street, at 7th Avenue with an interactive patriotic celebration. Due to the construction of Donnelly Street, just south of 5th Avenue, the parade will take place along an alternative route to Alexander Street and then followed on 4th Avenue going east to Tremain Street. Visit Lakecountryrotary.org or call (352) 267-2879.

SANFORD
Star Spangled Sanford
5 p.m. – 10 p.m., July 4
Fort Mellon Park 600 1st East St., Sanford
Admission is free. Fireworks take place at 9:15 p.m. over Lake Monroe. The kids can also cool off at the splash pad at Fort Mellon Park that is open until 8 p.m. Visit SanfordFireworks.com for more information or call 407-688-5120.

TAMPA BAY
July Fourth at the Florida Aquarium
9 p.m., July 4
Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Come see dazzling displays of fireworks in the sky and over the sea, with family-friendly festivities starting at 3 p.m. The aquarium will extend its hours to 9:30 p.m. Admission to the aquarium ranges from$18.95 to $23.95 (adults). For more information, call 813-273-4000 or visit flaquarium.org.

Independence Day Festival
5 p.m., July 5
Avalon Park West
5227 Autumn Ridge Drive, Tampa
Free festival with bounce houses, apple pie bake-off, food trucks, hot dog eating contest, local artist performances and to top it all off – fireworks at night!

4th of July BBQ by the Bay
6:30p.m., July 4
AQUA Beach Terrace
7627 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa
Come see the viewing party of Tampa Bay’s best firework displays from BluVu, the rooftop venue. $25 per person includes a BBQ buffet and access to the rooftop viewing party. Visit AQUAtampa.com for additional event details.

ST. PETERSBURG
Fourth of July in Downtown St. Petersburg
9 p.m., July 4
A free event located in the Downtown district with fireworks that can be seen from the city’s waterfront parks, which are also free of charge.

Fourth of July at the Museum of Fine Arts
6 p.m., July 4
Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg
The event will include a barbeque buffet, live music and a firework show to wrap up the evening. Admission ranges from $38 to $45. For more informaton, call 727-822-1032 or visit fine-arts.org.

Interdependence Day
6 p.m., July 4
Studio@620
620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg
Come celebrate community interdependence through the mixture of a different locacl bands, artists, food and drink vendors. For more information, call 727-895=6620 or visit thestudioat620.org.

SPACE COAST
The 4th of July Spectacular
4:30 p.m., July 4
City Center, Port Orange
Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m., where a Firecracker 5K Race and Walk begins at 5:30 p.m. There will also be fireworks at 9 p.m.

Fourth of July at the Boardwalk
Dusk, July 4
Daytona Beachside
Fireworks begin at dusk, but come out beforehand and enjoy Fourth of July at Daytona Beach!

New Smyrna Beach’s Independence Day Activities
3 p.m., July 4
Riverside Park, New Smyrna Beach
Food trucks and live music will be aplenty at this year’s Fourth of July activities.

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