Fourth of July events

Fun for the Fourth

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Fourth of July festivities abound across Central Florida July 1-4. Here's your guide for what's hot on Independence Day.
Fourth of July festivities abound across Central Florida July 1-4. Here's your guide for what's hot on Independence Day.
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Come out to Baldwin Park’s Independence Day Bash from 6-9:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, in the Village Center. Join your neighbors and friends for arts and crafts and food vendors, and musical entertainment by Room 2 and the Orlando School of Music. Get glow sticks for the kids at the Rotary Club of Baldwin Park’s booth and then enjoy fireworks over Lake Baldwin at 9 p.m. Baldwin Park resident and WESH 2 meteorologist Jason Brewer will be the master of ceremonies.


Come celebrate the city of Altamonte Springs’ 17th annual Independence Day at Red Hot & Boom. The event will be 4-11 p.m. at Cranes Roost Park on Tuesday, July 3. The event features live entertainment brought to you by XL106.7 Radio, children's activities, vendor booths, food, drink and a 25-minute fireworks display. Fireworks will begin at about 9:30 p.m.


Come to the 21st annual Hunter Vision July 4th Watermelon 5k Run/Walk at Mead Garden, 1300 S. Denning Drive, at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4. Funds raised from the event will support the Track Shack Foundation. In addition to the run, there will be a watermelon-eating competition at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit

The city of Winter Park will present its annual Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration at Central Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Winter Park on Wednesday, July 4. The celebration will feature live patriotic music, horse-drawn wagon rides and more. Children’s activities will include the annual bicycle parade at 9 a.m. from City Hall to Central Park. Call 407-599-3463 for more information.

(pic) The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will present its Independence Day Open House on July 4. The museum, which is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of work by American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, will provide free admission to its galleries from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pictured is Edward Lamson Henry’s 1864 oil painting “9:45 A.M. Accommodation,” which is newly displayed in the Morse Museum’s updated gallery of American paintings. Visit

The "Tow to Go" program safely removes impaired drivers from the roads during holiday weekends. This program is free and open to both AAA members and non-members, and is 100 percent confidential. Call 1-800-AAA-HELP for assistance and a AAA tow truck will take the vehicle and driver home safely. Tow to Go is available from July 4-7.


Orlando-area vegetarians and animal advocates will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday at the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida's 13th annual "Independence for the Animals" potluck picnic. The event is Saturday, July 7, at 2 p.m. at Mead Garden, 1300 S. Denning Drive. The cost is a $3 donation and we ask that you bring a vegan dish to share. Attendees are asked to RSVP to [email protected] or 407-968-2400.


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