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. Click on the name of any event to get more details.
Note that the fireworks in Lakeland & Winter Haven take place on July 3rd, Mulberry’s celebration is the Saturday prior to July 4, and all others are on 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.
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 Wednesday, 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 and adults are invited to sign up for the Watermelon Eatin’ contest!
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.
When: Thursday, July 4, 2019 @ 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 live music on the field, playing all the great classics!
Around 9 PM the Tigers will illuminate the skies of Lakeland with a spectacular fireworks show! Click here for tickets.
Those attending can bring their own cooler but no glass bottles please. Also, no pop-up tents or large beach umbrellas are allowed.
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.
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 a full lineup of live music, food vendors, games, and much more. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.
We’re celebrating America the Mulberry way! Come out on Saturday, June 29th for live music, backyard games, a giant water slide and more as we celebrate our amazing Country’s birthday!
Auburndale 4th of July Celebration
Celebrate the 4th of July in Dundee! Food, live music, dancing, Mobile DJ Music by DJ John Paul Gasca, shopping from A to Z, Kids zone, Henna, Face Painting, and so much more! Fireworks at 9:20pm over Lake Marie.
When: July 4 – 6, 2019 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Where: LEGOLAND Florida in Winter Haven – 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884 (MAP IT)
Celebrate America’s independence over more nights than ever, July 4, 5 AND 6 with patriotic LEGOLAND activities such as LEGO builds and the biggest fireworks show of the year! All activities included with park admission.
Local 4th of July Events & Fireworks by Date
4th of July National Fireworks & Concerts Shown on TV
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.
LIVE on PBS on Thursday, July 4 from 8:00 – 9:30pm.
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 Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 8pm.
Affectionately known as “America’s Orchestra,” the Boston Pops is the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country. Special guests perform on the BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, a two-hour entertainment special to be broadcast from the Charles River Esplanade in Boston on Thursday, July 4 at 8:00PM on Bloomberg Television or live stream online.