Weekend Happenings in Orlando July 1 to 4

Find the best events in and around Orlando for the weekend including fireworks and 4th of July celebrations.


Food Truck Bazaar – Kissimmee – 5pm to 8pm

The Daily City's food trucks hit the civic center in downtown Kissimmee this week. For more info: thedailycity.com

Twenty One Pilots Emotional Roadshow – Amway Center – 7pm to 9pm

Hear the American musical duo hailing from Columbus, OH perform their album  Blurryface. For more info and tickets: 21pilotstour.com


Vans Warped Tour – Tinker Field – 11am to 9pm

An all-day, all-genre music tour with opportunities for autographs, food, free stuff, and other fun. For more info: vanswarpedtour.com

Lakeridge Winery Summer Music Series – Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards – 1pm to 4pm

Take a complimentary winery tour, then spend the afternoon listening to live music as a different band performs on the outdoor stage each Saturday this month. For more info: lakeridgewinery.com

Charity Benefit for Pulse – International Drive – 4pm to 12am

All proceeds from the art auction and raffles will go to the fundraising efforts for the Pulse victims and their families being organized by Hope and Help Center and the GLBT Center of Orlando. For more info: facebook.com/events/156104424795152

Rainbow Connection: A Musical Tribute To Pulse – Rollins College – 7pm to 9pm

Actors Reaching Out and the Rollins College Department of Theatre and Dance collaborate to bring this benefit performance to pay tribute to the lives lost in The City Beautiful and collect donations for the One Orlando fund. For more info and tickets: actorsreachingout.ticketleap.com

July Orlando Drum Circle – Orlando Brewing – 8pm

Join Orlando's drum community for a night of drumming, dancing and finding happiness. For more info: facebook.com/events/300376530302665


United Forever Fundraiser – Cheyenne Saloon – 3pm to 6pm

Show the world that though wounded, Orlando is not broken with an afternoon of music, performances, ice cold beer, cocktails, raffles and more in support of Pulse employees and OneOrlando Fund. For more info: facebook.com/events/1553337894967546

Orlando [united] Drink & Draw – The Falcon – 7pm to 10pm

Artists are encouraged to meet with "Orlando Drink & Draw" this week to draw portraits of the 49 Pulse victims and optional donations of VISA Gift Cards for Pulse victim's families will be accepted. For more info: facebook.com/events/972955012803881

Multi-Day Events:

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Daytona International Speedway – Fri & Sat; Times Vary

The Subway Firecracker 250 on Friday evening will feature NASCAR Xfinity regulars facing off against Sprint Cup Series stars with 100 laps under the lights. Events and qualifying races occur all weekend, with the final Firecracker race starting at 7:30 p.m. The 58th annual Coke Zero 400 is Saturday evening; the final race begins at 7:45 p.m. For more info: daytonainternationalspeedway.com

Seaworld Summer Nights – Seaworld Orlando – Park Hours

Nightly festivities in the theme park include a high-energy Shamu show, concerts, and late-night roller coaster rides. Included with regular park admission. For more info: seaworldparks.com 

Fireworks & 4th of July Celebrations:

Red, Hot and Boom – Cranes Roost Park – Sun; 4pm to 11pm

Get an early start on Independence Day the night before with live music, games, vendors, food and a 25-minute fireworks display synchronized with patriotic and contemporary music. For more info: altamonte.org

Independence Day Bash – Baldwin Park – Sun; 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Start the evening with a walk through the town center as artists and craftsmen sell their wares. Also available: festival snacks, balloons, face painting, live music and more. Then get a good spot at Harbor Park to see the fireworks. For more info: baldwinparkevents.com

All-American 4th of July – Celebration Town Center – Mon; 9am and 4:15 to 9:15pm

Celebrate with a morning parade (9am) through the community and events that afternoon with games, live music, shopping and bounce houses before winding up with nighttime fireworks synchronized to music. For more info: celebrationtowncenter.com

Fireworks at the Fountain – Lake Eola – Mon; 4pm to 10pm

There’s always a crowd around Lake Eola on the Fourth, so come early and enjoy the live music, games, food and drink before the patriotic fireworks start at 9 p.m. For more info: cityoforlando.net

Independence Day Celebration – Walt Disney World Resort – Mon; Park Hours

Disney’s Hollywood Studios presents the next generation of Star Wars-themed fireworks shows, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular,” with lasers, special effects, and video projections. For more info: disneyworld.disney.go.com

Independence Day Celebration– Universal Orlando Resort – Mon; Park Hours

Enjoy live music and a DJ at the Music Plaza Stage beginning at 5 p.m. Later that evening, view Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories at Universal Studios. For more info: universalorlando.com

Independence Day Celebration – Seaworld Orlando – Mon; Park Hours

A special Reflections show will feature an expanded fireworks display timed to a variety of patriotic music. For more info: seaworldparks.com

Old Fashioned Party in the Park – Central Park; Winter Park – Mon; 9am to 1pm

Enjoy live patriotic music by the Bach Festival Brass Band and Choir, a bike parade, free hot dogs and watermelon, games and more. For more info: cityofwinterpark.org

Independence Day Celebration – Oviedo Mall – Mon; 5pm to 10pm

Live music, children’s activities, vendors, and fireworks. For more info: cityofoviedo.net

Star-Spangled Sanford – Fort Mellon Park – Mon; 4pm to 10pm

The city’s waterfront is jumping on Independence Day with live entertainment, food and drink, the Fort Mellon Park Splash Pad, children’s activities and, after sunset, a spectacular fireworks display over beautiful Lake Monroe. For more info: sanfordfl.gov

Winter Garden Party in the Park – Newton Park – Mon; 5pm to 9:30pm

 Enjoy live music, family activities, food and more, followed by fireworks. For more info: cwgdn.com

Independence Day Celebration – Avalon Park – Mon; 5pm to 9pm

Community events into the evening, topped by an Independence Day fireworks display. For more info: avalonpark.com

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