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.

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 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.

Lakeland Flying Tigers Baseball 4th of July Fireworks Lakeland FL

Lakeland Flying Tigers Game with Fireworks Extravaganza

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.

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, bounce houses, kayaking on Lake Silver, food trucks, LOTS of great vendors and a Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team show at 7:15pm. There will be a fireworks display over the lake starting at 9 pm. FREE to the public!

Those attending can bring their own cooler but no glass bottles please. Also, no pop-up tents or large beach umbrellas are allowed.

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 a full lineup of live music, food vendors, games, and much more. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Mulberry 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 29th for live music, backyard games, a giant water slide and more as we celebrate our amazing Country’s birthday!

Lake Wales 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 9:15pm. Music, 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. Fireworks 9:15 p.m.

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

Dundee 4th of July Fireworks Polk County

Dundee 4th of July Celebration

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

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.

Legoland 4th of July Fireworks Polk County

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

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

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4th of July National Fireworks & Concerts Shown on TV

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

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.

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 Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 8pm.

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular 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. 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.

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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 families 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 11 year old, or home building Legos with her 8 year old. She loves reading, saltwater fishing, and working on Lakeland Mom!