Here's how you can celebrate the Fourth of July this year!

West Orange residents have plenty of options for patriotic fun.

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As always, West Orange and Southwest Orange are the perfect communities in which to celebrate the Fourth of July. If you’re looking for old-fashioned family fun, live music, barbecue and a fireworks display or two, check out these events — all happening in our community!



Red, White & Boom! 

7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, at Waterfront Park, 100 Third St., Clermont. This celebration will be filled with traditional American-type activities for all ages and will end with a firework show over Lake Minneola.  



Independence Firework Spectacular 

Open to Independence residents and their guests, this event is from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1. Hosted at the Tower Green, this event will feature an INDY KidZone, food trucks, entertainment and vendors. This year’s celebration includes a bike parade that kicks off at 7 p.m. Guests can bring their bikes decorated in red, white and blue to parade around the Tower Green. Guests will be treated to a fireworks display over Lake Hancock at 9:15 p.m. This event started in 2016 and has steadily grown to attract more than 5,000 attendees. Parking will be available at Independence Elementary School.



MetroWest MusicWORKS 

The third annual MetroWest MusicWORKS is from 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 2, at MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando. Organized by the MetroWest Master Association, this free community event will feature food, music, fireworks and fun.  



Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast 

The town of Windermere will host its annual Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, at Town Hall, 520 Main St. The town will provide pancakes, butter and syrup. Bring your own special toppings such as sprinkles, chocolate chips and berries. The town will have sausage, juice, milk and coffee while supplies last. Be sure to swing by the 1887 School House for a tour by the Historic Preservation Board when you’re done eating. This event is free and open to the public.



Winter Garden Farmers Market Independence Day Celebration

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at the Downtown Pavilion, 104 S. Lakeview Ave., Winter Garden. Visit the patriotic-decorated market for some good old-fashioned fun, including free holiday kids crafts from 9 a.m. to noon at the parking garage plaza; family games on the lawn  adjacent to the pavilion; live music; and one-stop shopping for your holiday barbecue. The market will be decorated for the vendor booth patriotic contest.


19th annual All-American Kids Parade & Breakfast

This annual pancake and parade event is great for the entire family. The event begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, at the Winter Garden Masonic Lodge, 230 W. Bay St. Children and their families are invited to enjoy a pancake breakfast made by the members of the lodge. Children eat free; breakfast is available for adults to purchase. There will be entertainment and activities for the children. Children are invited to participate in a parade; a variety of complimentary patriotic decorations will be available to decorate bikes, scooters, wagons and even walking shoes, courtesy of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation. Everyone is welcome to join the parade of red, white and blue. Line-up will be at the Masonic Lodge at 9:45 a.m. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. and loops around Plant Street. Spectators can line the street to cheer on the parade participants. Winter Garden Masonic Lodge No. 165 hosts the event in collaboration with the city of Winter Garden. 

Party in the Park

Winter Garden’s annual Party in the Park will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, at Newton Park, 29 W. Garden Ave., Winter Garden. Take a chair, blanket or have a seat in the grass for this annual Winter Garden tradition. Live music, family activities, food and more keep the evening fun for all ages. The event will culminate with a fireworks display at 9:15. Parking is available at several locations on North Dillard Street. No personal fireworks or alcohol is permitted.



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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