Fourth Of July Celebrations: Orlando

Central Florida will be lit up with colors and booms this Fourth of July. There are a number of firework celebrations going on this weekend and next week in Orlando.

July 1 Daytona Coke Zero 400: Enjoy Independence Day watching NASCAR’s best of the best race at Daytona International Speedway with other die-hard racing fans. The race will be followed by fireworks. Saturday night will feature a 400-mile Sprint Cup race and the Xfinity Series Firecracker 250 will run Friday night. Prices vary. Visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 800-748-7867.

July 3 Baldwin Park Independence Day Bash: Baldwin Park will be hosting a relaxed, family-friendly Fourth of July celebration with areas to lay out blankets in Harbor Park and watch fireworks for the shore of Lake Baldwin. The streets will be closed off, restaurants will be open, and there will be a radio DJ stage, vendors and general hometown feel. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free. Located at Baldwin Park Village Center, New Broad St. Orlando. www.baldwinparkevents.com.

July 3-4 Walt Disney World July Fourth Celebrations: Lake Buena Vista. Magic Kingdom will have “Celebrate America – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky!” at 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. There will also be a special addition to Epcot’s “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” on July 4 as well as the VOices of Liberty acapella group’s July 4 concerts at the America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. All celebrations are included in regular admission price. Visit disneyworld.disney.go.com/entertainment/4th-of-july-at-walt-disney-world-resort/ or call 407-934-7639.

July 4 Fourth of July at SeaWorld: Orlando. On Tuesday a special patriotic fireworks display will be added to the park’s summer fireworks and laser series “Ignite.” There will also be an Independence Day Dinner with Shamu package offered. That package will include a buffet dinner and a reserved VIP area to watch the fireworks. Prices are $99 per adult and $49 for children. Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. Reserved seating packages are also available for $39. SeaWorldOrlando.com.

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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.