Holiday Events in Florida

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. 

April 20, 2019

Location: Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida

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.

July 3, 2019

Location: Inverness, Florida

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! 

 

July 3 - 5, 2019

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

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!

July 3, 2019

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!

July 4, 2019

Location: Sanibel Island, Florida

Enjoy Sanibel Island's amazing fireworks show from out in the waters of San Carlos Bay. Viewing the fireworks from the water will give you a uniquely Florida Independence Day celebration.

July 4, 2019

Location: Bayfront Park, Miami, Florida

This event is home to the largest fireworks display in Miami as well as 4th of July activities for people of all ages, food, and so much more!

July 4, 2019

Location: Cape Coral Parkway, Cape Coral, Florida

Enjoy one of Southwest Florida's best fireworks displays as well as tons of food, entertainment, and activities at this fun Independence Day celebration!

July 4, 2019

Location: Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida

Celebrate Independence Day in the heart of Orlando at this fun event! Here you will find a kids play area, live music, a beer garden, lots of great food, and a spectacular firework finish!

July 4, 2019

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.

July 4, 2019

Location: Naples Pier, Naples, Florida

Check out the Independence Day fireworks all along Naples Pier. The amazing fireworks display is musically choreographed to patriotic selections for a unique experience.

July 4, 2019

Location: North Port High School, North Port, Florida

Celebrate Independence Day in style with lots of good food, entertainment, and of course a spectacular fireworks display!

July 4, 2019

Location: Rockefeller Gardens and City Hall, Ormond Beach, Florida

Looking for fun for the whole family this Independence Day? Check out this fun-filled event that will feature Food, Fun, Festive Music & Fireworks!

July 4, 2019

Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin, West Miramar Beach, Florida

Tons of fun activities for the whole family and live music kick off this fun Independence Day festival!

July 4, 2019

Location: Cotanchobee Park, Tampa, Florida

Dress patriotic for this fun, free celebration of Independence Day. Entertainment, food, costume contests, and so much more help to make this a celebration unlike any other!

August 16 - November 1, 2019

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.

September 6 - November 2, 2019 (Select Nights)

Location: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

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!

September 20 - November 2, 2019

Location: Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida

Home to lots of terrifying haunted houses, this event is the West Coast's best Halloween celebration. Enjoy the park's thrill rides while you enjoy their additional scares throughout the season!

November 27, 2019

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.

December 6 - 8, 2019

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. 

December 6, 2019

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.

December 6, 2019

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, Florida

Get ready for December with this beautiful tree lighting ceremony. The event includes a free movie in the park for you to enjoy with your loved ones.

December 6, 2019

Location: Downtown Tarpon Springs, Florida

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.

December 7, 2019

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, Florida

Celebrate the holidays with a parade that starts at 11AM. Stick around for Santa Fest and fun for the whole family. The festival includes pictures with Santa, arts and crafts, and fun activities.

December 13, 2019

Location: 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, Florida

Celebrate a small town Christmas here in Inverness. You can visit Santa, get free train rides, and enjoy lots of entertainment and refreshments,

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