9 things to do this weekend: Fourth of July events, EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival and more

ORLANDO, Fla. — Looking for something to do this weekend?

Here is a list of nine things happening in Central Florida.


1. Red Hot & Boom

Red Hot & Boom will return to Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs for the first time in two years.

However, this year the event returns for a key milestone as the city celebrates Red Hot & Boom’s 25th year.

Billed as Central Florida’s biggest fireworks display, city officials say the show will go on this year, no matter what.

Red Hot & Boom is free to the public and will take place Sunday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., rain or shine.

2. Party in the Park

You can catch a fireworks display over Lake Apopka this holiday weekend.

Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. at Newton Park in Winter Garden.

The fireworks display starts at 9:15 p.m.

3. Baldwin Park Independence Bash

The Baldwin Park Independence Bash is taking place on Sunday.

It will be a street party in the heart of downtown Baldwin Park followed by a fireworks show.

The event will happen from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

4. MelBOOM! 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

The city of Melbourne will have a fireworks display at Front Street Park.

The event starts at 7 p.m. on Monday.

There will also be a skydiving show from 8:10 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The fireworks show will start at 9 p.m.

5. Fireworks at the Fountain

Orlando will host its annual Fireworks at the Fountain on Monday at Lake Eola Park.

The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Families can enjoy live entertainment and a fireworks finale set to a live performance by the Orlando Concert Band.

6. Star Spangled Sanford 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

You can enjoy Star Spangled Sanford to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend.

The event will take place on the Sanford Riverwalk between Palmetto Avenue and Mellonville Avenue from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

At 9:15 p.m., a pyrotechnics show choreographed to patriotic music will take place over Lake Monroe.

7. Firecracker Festival

The city of DeLand will host its Firecracker Festival on Friday.

The event starts at 6 p.m. and includes games, live music, food trucks and more at Earl Brown Park.

There will be a fireworks show at dusk.

8. Orlando Pride vs. Racing Louisville

The Orlando Pride will take on the Racing Louisville at Exploria Stadium in downtown Orlando.

The match starts at 7 p.m. Saturday.

9. EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

This weekend will be your last chance to check out the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.

The festival runs through Monday. It features fresh cuisine, colorful gardens, playful topiaries and vibrant entertainment.

To learn more about the festival, click here.

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Katlyn Brieskorn,

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.

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