Summer Guide 2012
Blow it up
July 4 celebrations
Published: June 28, 2012
Independence Day Bash Street party with shopping vendors, food from area restaurants and an evening fireworks display. 6-9:30 p.m. Sunday; Harbor Park, 4990 New Broad St.; free; 407-745-9345.
Independence Day Celebration Food trucks, beer and wine, kids games, live music by Jake & the Elwood Blues Revue and fireworks over the mall. 5-10 p.m. Wednesday; Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Marketplace, Oviedo; free; 407-977-2400; facebook.com/oviedomall.
Independence Day Cookout Hot dogs, burgers and beers to celebrate America. 6-8 p.m. Wednesday; World of Beer, 3402 Technological Drive, Suite 201; call for price; 321-235-9741; wobusa.com.
Independence for the Animals Vegan Potluck Picnic Bring a dish to share, entertainment and games with the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida. 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3; Mead Garden, 1500 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park; $3 donation, bring a vegan dish to share; 407-968-2400; arff.org.
July 4th Celebration With the Brevard Symphony Orchestra Bring a blanket or chairs for an outdoor concert in the park and fireworks over the river. 8 p.m. Wednesday; Cocoa Village, State Road 520 and Brevard Avenue, Cocoa; free; 321-639-3500; cocoafl.org.
Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration Live patriotic music performed by the Bach Festival Brass Band and the Bach Festival Choir, horse-drawn carriage rides, a bicycle parade and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday; Central Park, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; free; 407-599-3463; cityofwinterpark.org.
Red Hot & Boom Outdoor festival with kids activities, food and drinks, a fireworks display and concerts by Cobra Starship, Karmin, JoJo, Outasight, A Rocket to the Moon and more. 4-11 p.m. Tuesday; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; uptownaltamonte.com.
Red, Brick & Boom Independence Day event with a 3-D fireworks display. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday; Legoland, One Legoland Way, Winter Haven; included with park admission; 877-350-5346; legoland.com.
Red, White & Brew Two-day block party with live bands, a Sam Adam's beer garden, food, games and more. 9 p.m. Tuesday, 4 p.m. Wednesday; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets; free-$10; 407-849-0471; wallstplaza.net.
Red, White and Zoo Live music, games, crafts for the kids, animal encounters and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 N. U.S. Highway 17-92, Sanford; free-$12.95; 407-323-4450; centralfloridazoo.org.