4th of July Events & Fireworks in Lakeland and Polk County

2017-06-29T10:56:46+00:00 June 21, 2017|Family Friendly Events, Summer Fun, Things to Do|

Nothing says SUMMER like 4th of July festivities, picnics, family fun, baseball, live entertainment and FIREWORKS!

We’ve got a list of all the places to find Independence Day Celebrations in Polk County, including Lakeland, Winter Haven, Auburndale, Haines City, Bartow, Lake Wales, Lake Alfred, and even LEGOLAND Florida. All of the event names link to more information. Note that the events in Lakeland & Winter Haven take place on Monday, July 3rd, Mulberry’s celebration is on Saturday, July 1st, and all others are on Tuesday, July 4th.

If you prefer to skip the crowds, have little ones who won’t last until fireworks, or just want to relax after a day of picnics and barbecues, we also have a list of nationally televised fireworks shows at the bottom.

Red White Kaboom 4th of July Fireworks Lakeland FL

Red, White & Kaboom in Lakeland

Where: Lake Mirror Promenade – Parking in the City Garage at Lakeland Electric, downtown, or around Lake Mirror area (MAP IT)

The T.Mims Corp. Red, White & Kaboom Independence Celebration will take place with live music at Lake Mirror along the Frances Langford Promenade on Monday, July 3rd from 6:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. with a breathtaking fireworks display dazzling the crowd at 9 p.m.

Food trucks, live music, and fun. Bring a blanket and hang out along the amphitheater at the promenade. FREE to the public, everyone attending is encouraged to bring at least one food item to benefit Chow for Now, a canned food drive to benefit Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE).

Rock N Freedom Fest Winter Haven 4th of July Fireworks Polk County

Rock N’ Freedom Fest in Winter Haven

Where: Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park in Winter Haven – 199 E Lake Silver Dr NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881 (MAP IT)

Rock N’ Freedom Fest is the City of Winter Haven’s Annual Independence Day celebration! Taking place in Martin Luther King Jr. Park on the shore of Lake Silver. Enjoy kids’ activities, food and drink vendors, games, and live music. This FREE event features a water ski show and fireworks at 9:15pm.

Thunder on the Ridge 4th of July Fireworks Haines City Polk County

Thunder on the Ridge in Haines City

Where: Lake Eva Park – 555 Ledwith Ave, Haines City, FL 33844 (MAP IT)
One of the largest one-day family friend event in Polk County. Over 30,000 people come from Polk County and beyond to participate in the festivities, food, live music, games and shopping at craft and community booths. Event features entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, a beer garden, food concessions and children’s activities.The evening will wrap up with the largest fireworks display in Polk County.
General Admission is free, however, you may reserve premier seating tickets. These premier seats are located in front of the stage.

Bartow 4th of July Fireworks Polk County

4th of July Celebration in Bartow

Where: Mosaic Park Bartow – 2250 S Floral Ave, Bartow, FL 33830 (MAP IT)
The Bartow Adult Concert Band kicks off the day with a patriotic concert at the Bartow Civic Center from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Admission is free and seats are first come, first served. Bartow’s annual 4th of July Celebration will be held at Mosaic Park, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music, food vendors, games, and much more. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Bartow 4th of July Fireworks Polk County

Mulberry Independence Day Celebration

Where: Spence Field – 1100 1st St NE, Mulberry, FL 33860 (MAP IT)
Join the City of Mulberry for family friendly Independence Day fun! Inflatables, live music, corn hole, water balloon toss, and more. 

Auburndale 4th of July Fireworks Polk County

Auburndale 4th of July Celebration

Where: Lake Ariana Park – 2215 Lake Ariana Blvd, Auburndale, FL 33823 (MAP IT)
Join the City of Auburndale in the Independence Day fun at Lake Ariana Park. There will be fun family activities, food, entertainment and fireworks at 9pm.

Lake Wales July 4th Celebration

Where: Lake Wailes Park – 33 N Lakeshore Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853 (MAP IT)
The Independence Day Celebration will be on Monday July 4th from 2pm – 9pm on the Shores of Lake Wailes. The fireworks will begin at 9:30pm. Music will be provided by Parties by Robert, there will be games, pony rides, face painting, food, and much more.

Lakeland Flying Tigers Game

When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 @ 5:00pm
Where: Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium – 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33805 (MAP IT)
Celebrate America by participating in America’s pastime, a game of baseball! The Flying Tigers play at 5pm on July 4th. There will be holiday picnic themed games, contests, music and fun. Tickets purchased in advance are just $6.00-8.75. After the game, enjoy a Bob Seger Tribute Concert, followed by the July 4 Fireworks Extravaganza at the newly renovated Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.

LEGOLAND Night Lights – 4th of July Fireworks

When: Tuesday, July 4
Where: LEGOLAND Florida in Winter Haven – 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884 (MAP IT)
When the sun goes down, the fun goes up during our signature summertime event, exclusive to LEGOLAND Florida Resort! The Good Knight offers extended park hours, uniquely LEGO light displays, opportunities to build alongside our Master Model Builders and meet-and-greet opportunities with one of the heroes of LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS™! The highlight of the day is the Fireworks Spectacular at Pirate’s Cove at 9pm! Visit the LEGOLAND website for a full list of special activities happening during Night Light dates, Saturdays & Sundays, July 1-30 & July 4.

4th of July National Fireworks & Concerts Shown on TV

Capitol Fourth Washington DC Fireworks on TV 4th of July

A Capitol Fourth – A Star-Spangled Birthday Party — Live From the U.S. Capitol!

America’s favorite Independence Day celebration, A Capitol Fourth puts viewers front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. A Capitol Fourth is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, and our troops watching around the world on the American Forces Network. Hosted by John Stamos, performers include The Beach Boys, The Blues Brothers, Sofia Carson, The Four Tops, Trace Adkins, Chris Blue from The Voice, and many more. LIVE on PBS on Tuesday, July 4 from 8-9:30pm.

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular over the Hudson River in NYC

Celebrating America’s birthday is a blast with NBC’s exclusive presentation of the annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The centerpiece of this breathtaking, 2-hour LIVE summer special is the nation’s largest patriotic pyrotechnic display, with over 40,000 fireworks illuminating the night sky over the Hudson River. The nation’s top musicians perform their hottest hits, and the biggest Hollywood stars are on hand to help honor Independence Day. Tune into NBC on Tuesday, July 4 at 8pm.

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July 4th

Tune in to CBS this year as the Boston Pops July 4 returns to National TV. Affectionately known as “America’s Orchestra,” the Boston Pops is the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country. Pop sensation Andy Grammer, American folk rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge and Leslie Odom, Jr., of Hamilton fame will perform on the BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, a two-hour entertainment special to be broadcast  from the Charles River Esplanade in Boston on Tuesday, July 4 at 8:00PM on Bloomberg Television.

Don’t miss our other SUMMER FUN posts including FREE and $1 Summer Movies, FREE Roller Skating, Bowling, Summer Reading Programs, FREE Library Activities, and much more!

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