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. 

Select Dates in December

Location: Legoland, Florida

Visit Legoland during the weekends in December for special Christmas events and Holiday shows for kids of all ages to celebrate the season!

July 3, 2019

Location: Baldwin Park, Orlando, Florida

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!

July 3, 2019

Location: Riverfront Park, Apalachicola, Florida

Celebrate Independence Day one day early with food and beverages, a parade, free ice cream, a veteran’s tribute, and more!

July 3, 2019

Location: University of Florida Bandshell, Gainesville, Florida

One of the biggest parties in Gainesville, this evening of amazing live music and fireworks is presented by WUFT-TV and WUFT-FM. 

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: A1A and Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida

This free Independence Day celebration features live bands, a kids zone, beach games, contests, family activities and a dazzling fireworks display!

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: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida

Enjoy the beauty of the gardens along with live music, entertainment for people of all ages, and delicious food. The night ends with a fireworks show unlike any other!

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: Delray Beach, Florida

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.

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: Baytowne Marina at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida

Have tons of delicious BBQ food while you enjoy all kinds of great activities and a fun fireworks display over the Choctawhatchee Bay!

July 4, 2019

Location: Cocoa Riverfront Park, Cocoa, Florida

Enjoy amazing music and a brilliant fireworks show from Brevard's beautiful park along the Indian River. Vendors will be there to sell food and beverages.

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: Navarre Beach Park, Navarre, Florida

Start your holiday with a Picnic in the Park featuring local food trucks. Following this a children's parade and a military tribute show will lead up to the nighttime fireworks show.

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: Safety Harbor, Florida

Safety Harbor celebrates Independence Day every year in style! Check out the parade down main street in the morning and then head to the marina for activities and fireworks in the evening. 

July 4, 2019

Location:  Seville Square, Pensacola, Florida

Head to Seville Square to see the largest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast! Plus you will find tons of free activities throughout the day for people of all ages.

July 4th, 2019

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.

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.

August 31 - September 2, 2019

Location: Lake Okeechobee, Florida

This community 2 day event includes local business owners, clubs and talent to say a fond farewell to summer with a parade, fun events, contests, vendors with great food, arts and crafts, and more. 

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!

October 4 - 27, 2019 (Weekends)

Location: Plant City, Florida

An outdoor haunted trail which features 3 trails, an escape game, and laser tag. 

October 10 - November 2, 2019 (Thursday - Saturday)

Location: South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach, Florida

Every year there are different houses to experience, this year there are new haunts and scares that are awaiting for you to visit.

October 26 - 27, 2019

Location: Regatta Park, Coconut Grove, Florida

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.

October 31, 2019

Location: Wynwood, Miami, Florida

Celebrate Halloween in Miami's art district for an experience unlike any other. This is a party that you definitely don't want to miss!

November 16 - 24, 2019

Location: Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida

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.

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.

November 29 - December 30, 2019

Location: Florida Botanical Gardens, Largo, Florida

Head to the botanical gardens nightly for one of the Tampa Bay area's best Christmas light attractions. You will also find refreshments, holiday themed gifts, entertainment, and visits from Santa.

November 29 - December 30, 2019 (Select Dates)

Location: Kirby Family Farm, Williston, Florida

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.

Holiday Season, 2018

Location: Lakewood Ranch, Florida

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.

December 6, 14, 2019

Location: Orange City, Florida

Come to city hall to kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting event that takes place on November 30. On December 8 you can enjoy the Christmas Village and Parade from Dickinson Park.

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: City Hall, Holly Hill, Florida

Listen to Christmas music from carolers while the Holly Hill tree is lit up. It also includes a holiday parade that cuts downtown.

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: Lake Concord Park, Casselberry, Florida

Casselberry kicks off the holiday season with this tree lighting. Here you can listen to live music and watch a holiday movie while you enjoy the festive decorations.

December 7, 2019

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.

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 7, 2019

Location: Milander Park, Hialeah, Florida

50 tons of snow come to Hialeah to bring a winter wonderland to South Florida. You will also find carnival rides, games, food, live entertainment, and more.

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,

December 13, 2019

Location: Margate, Florida

Enjoy winter in Florida to celebrate the holiday season! Here you will find real snow to play in, kiddie rides, lots of activities, and pictures with Santa.

December 14, 2019

Location: Arts Park, Hollywood, Florida

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.

April 25, 2020

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.

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