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

4th of July Fireworks Lakeland Polk County FL

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 and fireworks in Polk County, including Lakeland, Winter Haven, Auburndale, Haines City, Bartow, Lake Wales, Davenport, Lake Alfred, and even LEGOLAND Florida. Some cities have their fireworks on July 2 or July 3 so plan accordingly.

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.

Click on the event card for any event to get more details. Check directly with event organizers for weather delays or any last-minute changes, a link is provided on every event page.

2022 Events – 4th of July Fireworks + Celebrations

Red, White + Kaboom in Lakeland


Where: Lake Mirror / Downtown Lakeland

The T.Mims Corp. Red, White & Kaboom 4th of July Celebration will take place with live music at Lake Mirror along the Frances Langford Promenade on July 3rd from 6:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. with a breathtaking fireworks display dazzling the crowd at 9 p.m. If you’re looking for 4th of July Fireworks in Lakeland, you’ll want to be at Red, White & Kaboom. Click the event link below for more details.

2022sun03jul6:00 pmsun9:15 pmRed, White and Kaboom - Lakeland's 4th of July Celebration6:00 pm - 9:15 pm Lake Mirror Promenade, 121 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801 Event Organized By: City of Lakeland

Lakeland Flying Tigers 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular


Where: Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium

The Flying Tigers annual Independence Day fireworks extravaganza returns for 2022. Game time 5:00 PM. Following the game, the Sofa Kings will entertain with live music (time permitting), followed by a fireworks extravaganza.

2022mon04jul5:00 pmmon9:00 pmLakeland Flying Tigers 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, FL 33805 Event Organized By: Lakeland Flying Tigers

Auburndale 4th of July Fireworks Display

When: July 4, 2022 at 9pm
Where: Lake Ariana

Fireworks are scheduled in Auburndale on July 4, 2022 at 9pm over Lake Ariana. Live music begins at noon at the Lake Ariana Clubhouse. Click the event link below for more details.

2022mon04jul9:00 pmmon10:00 pmAuburndale 4th of July Fireworks Display9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Auburndale - Ariana Park / Beach, 2215 Lake Ariana Blvd, Auburndale, FL 33823 Event Organized By: City of Auburndale

4th of July Celebration in Bartow

When: July 4, 2022 from 6pm – 9pm
Where: Mosaic Park Bartow

Bartow’s annual 4th of July Celebration will be held at Mosaic Park. Guests will enjoy a full lineup of live music, food vendors, games, fireworks and much more. The Bartow Adult Concert Band will also perform a Patriotic Concert at 2:30pm at the Bartow Civic Center.Click the event link below for more details.

2022mon04jul6:00 pmmon9:30 pmBartow 4th of July Independence Day Celebration6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Bartow - Mosaic Park, 2250 S Floral Ave, Bartow, FL 33830

Davenport 4th of July Fireworks Display

When: July 4, 2022 from 3pm – 9:45pm
Where: Lewis Mathews Sports Complex

The City of Davenport is hosting a 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Display. Live Bands, Food Vendors, Craft Vendors, family activities, and a huge fireworks display at 9:15pm. Click the event link below for more details.

2022mon04jul3:00 pmmon9:45 pmDavenport 4th of July Celebration + Fireworks Display3:00 pm - 9:45 pm Davenport - Lewis Mathews Sports Complex, 400 East Palm Street, Davenport, FL 33837 Event Organized By: City of Davenport

Dundee 4th of July Fireworks Display

When: from 4pm – 9pm
Where: Dundee Community Center

The Town of Dundee is hosting the Annual 4th of July Celebration on Monday, July 4, 2022 at the Dundee Community Center, 603 Lake Marie Blvd, Dundee. 

2022mon04jul4:00 pmmon9:00 pmDundee 4th of July Fireworks Display4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dundee Community Center, 603 Lake Marie Boulevard, Dundee, FL 33838 Event Organized By: Town of Dundee

Fort Meade 4th of July Fireworks


Where: Patterson Park in Frostproof

There will be fireworks in Patterson Park in Fort Meade at 8:30pm. Click the event link below for more details.

2022mon04jul8:30 pmmon9:00 pmFort Meade 4th of July Fireworks8:30 pm - 9:00 pm Fort Meade - Patterson Park, 9th St NE, Fort Meade, FL 33841 Event Organized By: Fort Meade Main Street

Frostproof’s Independence Day CelebrationLights on the Lake


Where: Lake Clinch in Frostproof

Join the City of Frostproof to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks on the shores of beautiful Lake Clinch! Food, fun and musical entertainment will round out the event. Click the event link below for more details.

2022sun03jul4:00 pmsun10:00 pmLights on the Lake - Frostproof's 4th of July Celebration4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Frostproof - Lake Clinch, 698 S Clinch Lake Blvd Frostproof, FL 33843 Event Organized By: City of Frostproof

Thunder on the Ridge in Haines City

When: July 4, 2022 from 3pm – 9:30pm
Where: Lake Eva Park in Haines City

One of the largest one-day family-friendly events in Polk County. 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. Click the event link below for more details.

2022mon04jul3:00 pmmon9:30 pmThunder on the Ridge - July 4th Celebration with Fireworks3:00 pm - 9:30 pm Haines City - Lake Eva Park, 555 Ledwith Ave, Haines City, FL 33844 Event Organized By: City of Haines City

Lake Wales 4th of July Festivities

When: July 4, 2022 from 3pm – 9:30pm
Where: Lake Wailes Park

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Lake Wailes Park in Lake Wales, FL. The event will feature family-fun activities, local food vendors and a fireworks show. The free event starts at 3 P.M. Fireworks start at 9 P.M. Click the event link below for more details.

2022mon04jul3:00 pmmon9:30 pmLake Wales 4th of July Festivities + Fireworks3:00 pm - 9:30 pm Lake Wales - Lake Wailes Park, 33 N Lakeshore Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853 Event Organized By: City of Lake Wales

Rock N’ Freedom Fest – Winter Haven Fireworks

When: July 2, 2022 from 5pm – 9pm
Where: Dr. Martin Luther King Park on Lake Silver

4th of July Fireworks in Winter Haven are on SATURDAY, July 2, 2022. Join the City of Winter Haven for a re-dedication ceremony of the newly renovated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park at 5pm. Following the rededication, the annual Rockin’ Freedom Fest celebration will begin. Live music from the Bay Kings Band, food trucks, a ski show honoring the 100th anniversary of water ski, and a fireworks show will make for a fun family event! Click the event link below for more details.

2022sat02jul5:00 pmsat9:00 pmRockin' Freedom Fest - Winter Haven Fireworks and 4th of July Celebration5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Winter Haven - MLK Park on Lake Silver, 199 East Lake Silver Drive Northeast, Winter Haven, FL 33881 Event Organized By: City of Winter Haven

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

When: July 2, July 3 + July 4, 2022
Where: LEGOLAND Florida in Winter Haven

Celebrate July 4th and summer fun with the only fireworks display that magically transforms into bursts of LEGO® bricks before your eyes! Experience this unique, annual spectacle all included in regular theme park admission. Click the event link below for more details.

2022sat02jul10:00 amsat9:00 pmRed, White + BOOM! Fireworks at LEGOLAND Florida10:00 am - 9:00 pm LEGOLAND Florida Resort, One LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884 Event Organized By: LEGOLAND Florida Resort

2022sun03jul10:00 amsun9:00 pmRed, White + BOOM! Fireworks at LEGOLAND Florida10:00 am - 9:00 pm LEGOLAND Florida Resort, One LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884 Event Organized By: LEGOLAND Florida Resort

2022mon04jul10:00 ammon9:00 pmRed, White + BOOM! Fireworks at LEGOLAND Florida10:00 am - 9:00 pm LEGOLAND Florida Resort, One LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884 Event Organized By: LEGOLAND Florida Resort

Plant City Fireworks

When: July 4, 2022 from 6pm – 9:30pm
Where: Plant City Stadium

Join Plant City for Fireworks and a 4th of July Celebration – a community, family-friendly, alcohol-free event! Free admission- $5 per car for parking (cash only). Concession stand open, Food vendors on site, Stage entertainment throughout the afternoon, Fun activities on the stadium field, Spectacular fireworks show by Zambelli Fireworks to close the evening. Click the event link below for more details. (This is not in Polk County but it is really close to Lakeland)

2022mon04jul6:00 pmmon9:30 pmPlant City Fireworks + 4th of July Celebration6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Plant City Stadium, 1810 S Park Rd, Plant City, FL 33563 Event Organized By: City of Plant City

Zephyrhills Summerfest Fireworks

When: July 2, 2022
Where: Zephyr Park, Zephyrhills, FL

Zephyrhills Summerfest Fireworks show returns to Zephyr Park for a full day of family-friendly fun and fireworks over the beautiful Zephyr Lake. This is a family-friendly event with a kids zone, bouncers, waterslides, cooling activities & family games, local food trucks & restaurants, cold treats, lemonade, and carnival food, with a Live DJ Emcee & Live Music Performances on stage all day, and a 30-minute Fireworks Show over the lake. (This is not in Polk County but it is only a 25-30 minute drive from Lakeland)

2022sat02jul12:00 pmsat9:30 pmZephyrhills Summerfest Fireworks12:00 pm - 9:30 pm Zephyr Park, 38116 5th Avenue Zephyrhills, FL 33542

Celebrate America: Mulberry’s Independence Day Party

When: No event announced for 2022
Where: Spence Park in Mulberry

Local 4th of July Events & Fireworks by DateConfirmed for 2022

Polk County fireworks displays are listed below by date and time. Please note that some 4th of July events are held on July 2 or July 3. Check directly with event organizers for any last minute changes or weather delays, a link is provided on each event page.

Map – 4th of July Fireworks Near You

Beach Fireworks in Florida – Tampa – St. Pete – Clearwater

If you’re looking for beach fireworks in Florida for the 4th of July, there are events all across Tampa Bay.

Boom by the Bay Tampa – Boom by the Bay is Tampa’s Fourth of July celebration, featuring family-friendly activities, live entertainment, a boat parade, and three firework displays, including the largest-ever fireworks display along Tampa’s iconic Bayshore Boulevard. All day activities are planned at Sparkman Wharf, along Bayshore Boulevard, and at Armature Works.

Safety Harbor – Bring the whole family out for a July 4th Celebration Safety Harbor style. There will be children’s activities, live entertainment, food vendors, and plenty of fun for the whole family. Get a good seat in the Marina or the Waterfront Park because the fireworks display over Tampa Bay goes off at exactly 9:00pm.

In past years, there have also been professional fireworks in St. Pete, Clearwater, and Anna Maria. We will add those 2022 events once we receive details.

4th of July National Fireworks on TV

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

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 July 4, 2022 at 8pm.

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

Capital Concerts has announced the 42nd anniversary presentation of A Capitol Fourth, the national July 4th TV tradition on PBS. Enjoy highlights from the concert’s forty-year history and the stirring patriotic favorites viewers enjoy on the Fourth of July. Watch LIVE online on July 4, 2022 from 8:00 – 9:30pm EST.

Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes on July 4th

Affectionately known as “America’s Orchestra,” the Boston Pops is the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country. The 2022 Boston Pops July 4th Spectacular will take place on the Charles River Esplanade. Conductor Keith Lockhart will lead a live televised and live streamed performance of patriotic favorites. Watch on Bloomberg Television or live stream online.

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