Orlando Events Calendar: July 2022

Fourth of July Weekend at SeaWorld, p. 116. (Walt Disney World)

Fourth of July Happening

Fourth of July Weekend at SEAWORLD ORLANDO
July 1-4: The night will be lit up as spectacular ‘Ignite 360’ fireworks blaze through the sky above Bayside Stadium, followed by a one-of-a-kind patriotic finale to Seaworld at the end of the day. Included in the admissions park. 407-545-5550. seaworld.com

Independence Day celebration
July 4th: A full day of celebration, beginning with the Independence Day Parade at 9am, starting in downtown, followed by Star Spangled Spectacular with DJs, live music, fun and food, including Red, White, Blue & You BBQ in Lakeside Park from 5-8 Evening fireworks at 9 p.m. 407-566-1200. celebration

National Swing – A Tribute to America
2 July: Dress in red, white and blue and sing along to patriotic and inspiring music from the 1930s to the ’60s and celebrate 10 years of classic Orlando swing and band performances. Yankee Doodle Dandies will join them on stage to celebrate America. 7:30 p.m. Wayne Dench Center for the Performing Arts, 201 S Magnolia Avenue, Sanford. 407-321-8111. orlandobigband.com. wdpac.com

red, white, boom
2-4 July: Help build the American flag of LEGOLAND Florida during the day and look for fireworks that explode from LEGO bricks at night. Independence Day celebrations are included with admission to the park. LEGOLAND Florida Resort, One LEGOLAND Rd., Winter Haven. 888-690-5346. legoland.com

Avalon Park Fourth of July Celebration
July 4th: Celebrate America’s birthday with baked apple pie, bike parade, wet/dry jump park, food and beverage vendors, community shows, music and more. Downtown Avalon Park, 3680 Avalon Park East Blvd. 5 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. 407-658-6565. avalonparkorlando.com

Symphony under the stars in cocoa
July 4th: Gather along the Indian River for the annual 4th of July concert of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and a fireworks display at Cocoa City in Riverfront Park. BSO Fundraising Barbecue Dinner at 6:30 p.m. is $60 for members, $75 for non-members. Party 8 p.m. Fireworks 9:15 p.m. 401 Riveredge Blvd. 321-345-5052. brevardsymphony.com

Claremont in red, white and boom
July 4th: Join the party at Waterfront Park and compete for first place in the most patriotic pancake-eating competition. Enjoy live music from The Actual Bank Robbers and culinary specialties from food trucks. The evening concluded with fireworks at 9:15 p.m. over Lake Minola. 7-10 p.m. 330 3352-708-5975 Street. clermontfl.gov

Fires in the fountain
July 4th: With the skyline as the backdrop, Orlando residents and visitors are invited to gather around Lake Eola for family fun that includes live music, children’s activities, and food and beverage vendors from 5 to 10 p.m. 9:15 p.m. WKMG News 6 will broadcast and broadcast the celebration live, beginning at 8 p.m. Lake Eola Park, 512 E. Washington St. orlando.gov

Leesburg 4th of July Celebration
July 4th: Lake County’s largest fireworks display is held over the lake in the Venetian Gardens. Enjoy a full day of family fun with a water slide show, knee-walker, juggler, balloon artist, photo booth, kids play area, festive food, Hypersona concert, Leesburg Lightning baseball game and more. 6 p.m., with fireworks at 9 p.m. 109 E. Dixie Ave. 352-365-0053. leesburgpartnership.com

Boom! 4th of July fireworks in Melbourne
July 4th: This city east of Orlando hosts an Independence Day celebration in Front Street Park which can be viewed from the beach about two miles away, boats on the Indian River as well as from the riverfront promenade. 9 p.m. 2205 Front Street, Melbourne. 321-608-7000. melbourneflorida.org

Star Spangled Sanford
July 4th: Sanford hosts the largest Independence Day celebration in Seminole County, with food and beverage vendors, entertainment, live music, and of course, a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Monroe. The party is from 7 to 10 p.m., with a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. Fort Mellon Park, 60 E. First St. 407-688-5000. sanfordfl.gov

Tavares Fourth of July Celebration
July 4th: America’s Seaplane City celebrates Independence Day in Wooton Park on Dora Lake with parades, fireworks, food trucks, live entertainment and more. The whole day. Wootton Park, 100 E. Ruby Street 352-742-6338. tavares.org

Winter Party in the Garden
July 4th: This year the party returns with all the bells and whistles: fireworks, food and fun. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. and ends with a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Apopka starting at 9:15 p.m. Newton Park, 29 W Garden Avenue 407-656-4155. cwgdn.com

Winter Park Fourth of July Celebration
July 4th: The city’s 27th annual Independence Day celebration features the sights, sounds and flavors of summer with patriotic music by the Bach Festival Brass Ensemble and choir along with complimentary cookies, watermelon grated ice and apple pie – while sold out. There is a free children’s area with carnival games on the community playground. 9:00 noon. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 255 S. Denning Drive. 407-599-3463. cityofwinterpark.org


special events

EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival
Until July 4th: Enjoy magic and gather gardening tips while sampling seasonal foods from the outdoor kitchens located throughout the theme park. Enjoy live music while getting outdoor living tips you can use at home. Epcot World Gallery, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista. disneyworld.disney.go.com

Leave it in the gardens!
Until July 31: Dress your kids in their favorite explorer costumes and get them comfortable with a leaf-filled fun looking for 20 special sheets that tell us all about these beautiful urban parks. Free with admission. Harry B Lew Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. 407-246-2620. leugardens.org

SUMMER NIGHTS AT BUSCH GARDENS
Until August 7: Themed party areas with exclusive summer food and drink menus take the theme park experience to the next level. Join the dance party and chill out at Turn It Up! Ice show. Included with admission. Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. 813-884-4386. buschgardens.com

marine electric ocean
Until September 5: When the sun goes down, the night lights up with exciting dance music, colorful lights and the splendor of fireworks. Seaworld Orlando. seaworld.com

LEGO AWE-SUMMER Celebration
Until August 7th: Family fun activities, special weekend events, new LEGO friends, colorful LEGO fireworks and more. Included with admission. LEGOLAND Florida Resort, One LEGOLAND Rd., Winter Haven. 888-690-5346. legoland.com

Orlando Music Festival
July 1-3: The inaugural Orlando Music Festival brings Grammy-winning jazz and R&B artists to town for some great sounds under the blue skies. The lineup includes Bonnie James, David Sanborn, Brian Colbertson, Spiro Gera, Ray Parker Jr., and Dream Pieces. 2:00 p.m. Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W Colonial Drive, Orlando. 407-295-3247. orlandoamphitheater.com

Amazing American vaudeville
2 July: small song. A little dance. A lot of fun. Join Maestro Rick Kissinger and his 35-piece band for a nightclub evening featuring jazz, Klezmer, big band, Latin, Broadway pops and movies. 7:30 p.m. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 445 S. Magnolia Ave. , Orlando. 844-513-2014. drphillipscenter.org

  • July 2: LCO Chamber Pops and Big Band Orchestra performs American vaudeville spectacular, 7:30 p.m.

RUPAUL’S DRAG: WERQ THE WORLD 2022
July 9: An experiment goes wrong and the audience is sent down a spiral through time. Join Kameron Michaels, Rose, Vanessa Vanjie, Yvie Oddly and all the finalists from the upcoming 14th season as they head back to 2022. 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd. , Orlando. 407-351-5483. hardrock.com

SQUAD HOUSE – The Ultimate Influencer Tour
July 10: If being influenced by today’s most influential influencers is what you live for, then this show shouldn’t be missed. Meet, interact and learn from some of the most popular influencers and artists on TikTok in a fun and family friendly environment. 7 p.m. House of Blues, Disney Springs Westside, 1490 E Buena Vista Drive, Orlando. 407-934-2583. houseofblues.co

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
July 14 – November 19: Explore the world of culinary treasures on an entertainment tour of the markets showcasing authentic international food and drinks while enjoying the sights and sounds of entertainment venues throughout the World Expo. Epcot, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista. disneyworld.disney.go.com

WWE Friday NIGHT SMACKDOWN
July 15: Catch the action live as superstars in the pro wrestling battle for the coveted title. Watch Intercontinental Champion Ricochet against Sami Zayn, Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Wood on the new day. 7:45 p.m. Amway Center, 400 W Church Street, Orlando. 407-440-7900. amwaycenter.com

Paw Patrol Live! Great pirate adventure
July 30-31: Rescue young Paw Patrol Cap’n Turbot from Adventure Bay, who has fallen into a deep and mysterious cave, and they find a secret pirate map that leads them on an epic adventure. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Addition Financial Arena, 12777 Gemini Blvd. n. , Orlando. 407-823-3070. addfiarena.com

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