A combination of fireworks, food and patriotic music, there are fantastic Fourth of July celebrations happening all over Florida. Wear your best red, white and blue attire to these family-friendly events and chow down on your favorite American cuisine before marveling at the spectacular illumination of the sky at night. Celebrate America at these top 4th of July events in Florida.

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Red Hot and Boom, Altamonte Red Hot and Boom, Altamonte
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Red Hot and Boom, Altamonte

Red Hot and Boom, Altamonte (Nearby Hotels)

If you’re in the Altamonte area on Monday, July 3rd, the Red Hot & Boom celebration is a free event hosting by Altamonte Springs and XL 106.7 FM in Crane’s Roost Park. Honoring the birthday of America, it delivers a memorable night of live performances, food vendors and a spectacular fireworks show. It’s one of the biggest celebrations in Central Florida and includes scheduled acts like Echosmith, Lauv, MAX, Jack & Jack, In Real Life, Alyssa Raghu and Logan Henderson.

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Fireworks at the Fountain, Orlando
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Fireworks at the Fountain, Orlando (Nearby Hotels)

Join Buddy Dyer at Lake Eola Park for the 40th annual Fireworks at the Fountain celebration on July 4th. This patriotic event is a crowd pleaser for Orlando locals, as it boasts activities on-site for children, live entertainment and a variety of food and drinks for purchase. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. and the evening ends with a spectacular fireworks display that starts at 9:20 p.m.

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Star Spangled Spectacular, Panama City Beach Star Spangled Spectacular, Panama City Beach
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Star Spangled Spectacular, Panama City Beach

Star Spangled Spectacular, Panama City Beach (Nearby Hotels)

Panama City Beach has a whole weekend of patriotic events for you to choose from, with the main event being the Star Spangled Spectacular. Here you’ll have the chance to see the largest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast, which features dueling fireworks from the city and county piers. You can experience a quintessential fireworks show on the beach, then attend the Summer Concert Series at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater on July 5th.

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Let Freedom Ring | An All-American Tribute, Destin Red, White and Blue Hero's Celebration, Destin Harbor
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Red, White and Blue Hero's Celebration, Destin Harbor

Let Freedom Ring | An All-American Tribute, Destin (Nearby Hotels)

Destin Harbor puts on a dazzling celebration for visitors every Thursday in the summer. You can’t get much more patriotic than this event, as the all-American celebration includes a one-of-a-kind WWII Vintage Airshow, live On-stage entertainment, and fireworks over the Destin Harbor, followed by “Just Add Fire,” a unique fire spinning performance.

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Independence Eve Celebration, Apalachicola (Nearby Hotels)

Held on July 3rd, the Downtown Apalachicola area puts on an Independence Eve Celebration that includes live music, food, a parade and ice cream social. Located in Riverfront Park on Water Street in the downtown area, you can watch the Bo Spring Band perform live hits or see the veteran’s tribute, while the kids can delight in free ice cream. At night, a fireworks show lights up the Apalachicola River. For a luxury experience, reserve a table in the VIP section for complimentary beverages from a private bar and a view of the fireworks over the river.

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The Landing, Jacksonville (Nearby Hotels)

You’re spoiled for choice with 4th of July events in Jacksonville, with The Landing serving as a gathering spot that boasts a great view of the fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. The St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville will be full of live music performances and family-friendly activities, while Jacksonville Beach is a great spot to view the fireworks deployed from the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier. Riverside Arts Market is also hosting their annual Independence Day Party & Fireworks Viewing.

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Walt Disney World, Orlando (Nearby Hotels)

The kids will delight in indulging in the 4th of July celebrations at Walt Disney World. Highlights of a visit to the park at this time include a “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” at Magic Kingdom Park, with DJ dance parties and fireworks, while Epcot has live music and a chance to meet Mickey at The American Adventure. See “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” take the skies at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with fireworks, lasers and projection effects.

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America's Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park, Miami
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America's Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park, Miami (Nearby Hotels)

The fun starts early at America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park in Miami, as 10 a.m. marks the beginning of this family-friendly event. Take the entire family out to the park, where you can let the kids loose in the children’s zone. Adults can indulge in a cold beverage at the Budweiser Beer Garden, while live music starts at 2 p.m. and fireworks are in the evening.

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Celebrate America at Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee
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Celebrate America at Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee (Nearby Hotels)

Head to Tom Brown Park on July 4th for the annual Celebrate America event in Tallahassee. This fun-packed day is a great chance to spend time with the entire family, where food vendors are available and arts and crafts exhibitions offer handmade crafts and souvenirs. The kids can let off some steam at the kid’s activity area, then catch the fireworks show after the National Anthem at 9:45 p.m.

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Fourth of July Spectacular, Fort Lauderdale

Fourth of July Spectacular, Fort Lauderdale (Nearby Hotels)

There are going to be family-friendly activities, beach games, DJs and live music at the Fourth of July Spectacular in Fort Lauderdale on July 4th. Located on Fort Lauderdale Beach at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard, the event starts at 12 p.m. and ends with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. The kids will enjoy the bounce houses, water slides, face painting, while there’s also an old-fashioned hot dog and watermelon eating contest.

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Threshers Game, Clearwater

Threshers Game, Clearwater (Nearby Hotels)

If you’re looking for something unique to do over the holiday weekend, take the kid to a Threshers Game on July 3rd in Clearwater. Celebrate Independence Day with a little baseball action, then catch a dazzling fireworks display after the game ends. Be at the gates at 5 p.m. at Spectrum Field to see the Clearwater Threshers compete against the Tampa Yankees.

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The Key Lime Festival, Key West

The Key Lime Festival, Key West (Nearby Hotels)

If you’re a foodie at heart, The Key Lime Festival in Key West runs from July 1st through July 4th and offers you a chance to indulge in your key lime cravings. It’s one of Florida’s biggest foodie events, and ends with a massive fireworks display over the beautiful Casa Marina Resort. Attend the Key Lime Cocktail Sip & Stroll and Key Lime Pie Hop, or search for treasures at the Key Lime Scavenger Hunt.

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