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Six City 4th of July Guide

Fireworks at the Fountain, Lake Eola
Fireworks at the Fountain, Lake Eola

Here’s my handy six-city 4th of July guide for Sanford, Kissimmee, Windermere, Casselberry, Maitland and of course, Orlando. All events take place on July 4th and are free admission unless otherwise noted.

Sanford! Live entertainment and music starting at 4 and fireworks at sunset over Lake Monroe to 10 during Star Spangled Sanford at Ft. Mellon Park & Sanford River Walk, 600 East 1st Street.

Kissimmee! Live music 6:30pm-7:30pm by Charlie Cruz and 8pm-9pm by the Spin Doctors, beer, 22 food trucks from The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar, Kids’ Zone and a 9 o’clock fireworks show at Monumental 4th of July Celebration, 5pm-9:30pm at Lakefront Park: 201 Lakeview Drive.

Casselberry and Maitland! The closest event to both towns is “Red Hot & Boom!” in Altamonte Springs 4 to 10 with food vendors, live music and a 9:30 fireworks show at Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd.

Windermere! No fireworks for Windermere, but there will be pancakes, syrups, sausage, OJ, milk and coffee at their 4th of July Pancake Breakfast 8:30 to 10:30am at Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main Street. Not free admission, but moderately priced.

And finally, Orlando! From 4 to 10 expect Musical acts, a kid's play area, food, drinks and a 9 o’clock fireworks show accompanied by the Orlando Concert Band at Fireworks at the Fountain at Lake Eola Park, 512 East Washington Street.

Have a wonderful 4th of July!