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

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, Davenport, Lake Alfred, and even LEGOLAND Florida. All of the event names link to more information. Note that the fireworks in Lakeland & Winter Haven take place on Tuesday, July 3rd, Mulberry’s celebration is on Saturday, June 30th, and all others are on Wednesday, 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 Tuesday, 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 Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE).

Kids are invited to sign up (get here early!) for the Watermelon Eatin’ contest! Signups are first-come, first-served and will be open at 6 pm near the stage.

There will be a variety of food trucks around Lake Mirror selling food and drinks. You may bring your own food, but grills are not permitted, and bottles or glass containers are not allowed. Tents or umbrellas staked in the ground are not permitted. Click here for additional FAQ’s.

Lakeland Flying Tigers Baseball 4th of July Fireworks Lakeland FL

Lakeland Flying Tigers Game

When: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 @ 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, gates open at 4pm. The Flying Tigers players and coaches will be wearing their special Patriotic theme jerseys during the game. Following the game, The Sofa Kings will perform a brief concert on the field, playing all the great classics. Around 9 PM the Tigers will illuminate the skies of Lakeland with a spectacular, 15 minute fireworks show! Tickets purchased in advance are just $6.00-8.75.

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.  Live music, kids activities, LOTS of great vendors and a breathtaking fireworks display starting at 9 pm. FREE to the public!

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 friendly events 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 a HUGE Fireworks display. 

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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.

Mulberry Lakeland 4th of July Fireworks Polk County

Mulberry Independence Day Celebration

Where: Spence Park – 1100 1st St NE, Mulberry, FL 33860 (MAP IT)

We’re celebrating America the Mulberry way! Come out on Saturday, June 30th for a HUGE water slide, live music, contests, rock climbing wall and more ‘Merica fun!

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, watermelon eating contest, kids sack races, corn hole tournament, entertainment and fireworks at 9pm.

Lake Wales 4th of July Fireworks Polk County

Lake Wales 4th of July Festivities

Where: Lake Wailes Park – 33 N Lakeshore Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853 (MAP IT)

The Independence Day Celebration will be on Wednesday, 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. Free parking & free admission for all!

Davenport 4th of July Fireworks Polk County

Davenport 4th of July Celebration

Where: Lewis Mathews Sports Complex – 400 Palm Street, Davenport, FL (MAP IT)

Join Davenport to celebrate 4th of July. Entertainment Schedule:
Josh Blevins Band 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Reading of the Declaration of Independent 5 p.m. -5:30 p.m.
Josh Blevins Band 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Studio C 8:45 p.m. – 9 p.m.
City Commission 9 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Fireworks 9:15 p.m.

No personal fireworks allowed, bring your own lawn chair. For more information call 863-419-3300 Ext: 137 or visit www.mydavenport.org

Davenport 4th of July Fireworks Polk County

Dundee 4th of July Celebration

Where: Dundee Community Center – 603 Lake Marie Blvd. Dundee, FL (MAP IT)

Join Dundee to celebrate 4th of July. Balloons, inflatables, food vendors, live entertainment. Fireworks at 9:20pm at Lake Marie.

Legoland 4th of July Fireworks Polk County

LEGOLAND Red, White & Boom – 4th of July Fireworks

When: Wednesday, 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! Celebrate America’s independence on Wednesday, July 4 with patriotic LEGOLAND activities such as LEGO builds, Americana apparel, a dance party and the biggest fireworks show of the year!

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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 Jimmy Buffett with the Broadway cast of the new musical Escape To Margaritaville,  The Beach Boys, Pentatonix, The Temptations, Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, and many more. LIVE on PBS on Wednesday, July 4 from 8:00 – 9:30pm.

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks New York

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 Wednesday, July 4 at 8pm.

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July 4th

Tune in to Bloomberg Television 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. Special guests include Rachel Platten & the Indigo Girls – they will perform on the BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, a two-hour entertainment special to be broadcast  from the Charles River Esplanade in Boston on Wednesday, July 4 at 8:00PM on Bloomberg Television.

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Lakeland Summer Activities for Kids

Be sure to check out our Summer Fun Guide for Summer Camps, FREE Movies, FREE Bowling, FREE Library Events & Activities, Swim Lessons, 4th of July Events, Reading programs, Online Camps, and much more!

April Mucci Lakeland Mom
April Mucci Lakeland Mom

About the Author: April Mucci

April is the owner of LakelandMom.com. She has lived in Lakeland since age 2 and is passionate about our community and connecting people with local resources. She is a mom to 2 boys and a mini goldendoodle, wife to Matt. You can often find April at the baseball field where she cheers on her baseball loving 9 year old, or home building Legos with her 7 year old. She loves reading, saltwater fishing, and working on Lakeland Mom!

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