One of the best things about celebrations in Florida is that they’re massive events with food, festivals, and more. Because of the gorgeous weather year-round, Florida has year-round events especially at holiday celebration times.
This family friendly Independence Day Celebration has a little bit of something for everyone. It features a showcase of artisans and craftsman with works for sale, lots of food and drink, and plenty of entertainment that ends with a firework show!
Patriotic Evening will continue its tradition of booming in the day before the fourth at 9 p.m.
***Fireworks Display Only*** (this year)
Because the City’s waterfront parks Wallace Books and Liberty are undergoing major construction and are currently closed, there will not be an accompanying festival. All are encouraged to find a comfortable spot, nook, blanket, car seat, boat seat or pub seat of their choice to watch the firework spectacular over Lake Henderson. Please be respectful of private property and public spaces when finding your viewing spot. Let freedom ring and look for this event to return to the parks in 2020 with a bang!
There are tons of ways to celebrate Independence Day in Panama City Beach! With multiple fireworks shows on different night, a summer concert series show, and so much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Location: Crane's Roost Park, Altamonte Springs, Florida
This is one of the best Independence Parties in Central Florida hosted by The City of Altamonte Springs and XL 106.7 FM. It features tons of amazing music by popular music artists, plus great food and fireworks you don't want to miss!
Head to Delray Beach for one of the best Independence Day celebrations in Florida! It features a sand castle contest, tons of great entertainment, local vendors to browse, and lots of other entertainment.
Location: Fisherman's Village, Punta Gorda, Florida
The most unique part of this Independence Day celebration is the popular Freedom swim, a group activity that could only happen here in Florida! Afterwards you can enjoy food, drinks, and activities while you wait for the fireworks.
Location: Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine, Florida
An unforgettable way to celebrate independence day featuring a live music concert and a spectacular fireworks display over the historic bayfront. "Fireworks Over the Matanzas" is one of the biggest and best fireworks displays on the East Coast.
Location: Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Florida
During the Halloween season, Magic Kingdom shuts down to the regular public early to put on a festive party like no other! Disney characters help the whole family celebrate the holiday with special shows, candy, and tons of great decorations.
Universal famously throws one of the best Halloween parties in the world. This is a celebration for people who love the scary side of Halloween. Come ready for the scare of your life and an experience you won't soon forget!
Pick your perfect pumpkin from more than 5,000 pumpkins!, Full Carnival For All Ages, Pumpkin Decorating, Kids Corn Stalk & Hay Bale Maze, Scarecrow Dress Up Village, Shows & Activities, Pumpkin Food Court & Beer Bars.
During this event, Christmas trees are like their own art form. Here you will find designer Christmas trees as well as other Christmas favorites like gingerbread houses, holiday wreathes, and table decor. All the trees are available for purchase and proceeds go to support the Orlando Museum of Art. Special events take place throughout the events.
Location: Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton, Florida
This event is a great way to kick off the holiday season with the whole family. Come for the tree lighting, stay for the carnival games, ice rink, the world's largest snowman, and tons of great live entertainment.
Take a 20 minute train ride to get a Christmas experience like no other. Here you will see thousands of Christmas lights, Visit with Santa and friends, and find so many other rides and activities for the whole family.
Celebrate holidays in Lakewood Ranch with all kinds of great events, decorations, and activities. Every Thursday carriage rides, carolers, and visits from Santa come to the Ranch. You will also find periodic breakfast and lunch with Santa events throughout the season.
Location: Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, Florida
You support both local creators and the arts as a whole when you buy your Christmas essentials at this Christmas Market. You'll find everything from gifts and decorations to delicious holiday treats, all made by local artists.
Location: Central Park at Lake Mary City Hall, Lake Mary, Florida
At this tree lighting event thousands of lights illuminate the park and the Christmas tree. You will also find Dancing light shows, snow, lots of entertainment, food vendors, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
There's Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs is a Christmas tree lighting to kick off the holiday season, but it's also so much more than that. You will also find hay rides, a snow play area, live music, a visit with Santa, an illuminate boat parade, and so much more.
Location: International Fishing Pier, Deerfield Beach, Florida
Celebrate the winter season right here on the beach at this fun family event. Stroll along the shore while you enjoy a lights display, snow flurries, live reindeer, an ice skating rink, a visit from Santa, and so much more.
Visit this free festival for a holiday celebration like no other. You'll find a 40-foot Christmas tree that hosts a Christmas pageant, gift giveaways, a visit from Santa, live entertainment, and lots more right here near the ocean.
Presented by Vegetarians of Central Florida, this is a great way to celebrate Earth Day with the whole family. Here you will find Speakers, Food Preparation Demonstrations, Environmental Education, Humane Education, Earth Kids Zone, Food, Artist Corner, Animal Haven, Music on hybrid and acoustic stages, Mind Body Spirit, lots of other Activities, and many Earth-friendly Sponsors and Vendors.