Nothing says SUMMER like 4th of July festivities, picnics, family fun, baseball, live entertainment and FIREWORKS!
Looking for free 4th of July events near you? 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 fireworks on tv tonight.
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.
2023 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.
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 2023. Game time 5:00 PM. Following the game, the Sofa Kings will entertain with live music (time permitting), followed by a fireworks extravaganza. Click the event link below for more details and game tickets.
Auburndale 4th of July Fireworks Display
When: July 4 at 9pm
Where: Lake Ariana
Fireworks are scheduled in Auburndale on July 4 at 9pm over Lake Ariana. Click the event link below for more details.
4th of July Celebration in Bartow
When: July 4, 2023 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.
Davenport 4th of July Fireworks Display
When: July 4, 2023 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.
Dundee 4th of July Fireworks Display
When: from 6-9pm
Where: Dundee Community Center
The Town of Dundee is hosting the Annual 4th of July Celebration on July 4, 2023 at the Dundee Community Center, 603 Lake Marie Blvd, Dundee. Food, games, bounce houses, live music, and fireworks at 9pm.
Fort Meade 4th of July Fireworks
Where: Patterson Park in Frostproof
In previous years there have been fireworks in Patterson Park in Fort Meade. 2023 Details are still TBD. Click the event link below for more details from 2022.
Frostproof’s Independence Day Celebration – Lights on the Lake
Where: Clinch Lake in Frostproof
Join the City of Frostproof to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks on the shores of beautiful Clinch Lake! Food, fun and musical entertainment will round out the event. Click the event link below for more details.
Thunder on the Ridge in Haines City
When: July 4, 2023 from 4pm – 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.
Lake Hamilton 4th of July Festivities – Stars, Stripes + Sparklers
When: Sunday July 2, 2023 from 4pm – 9:30pm
Where: Lake Hamilton near the Ballfields
Join the Town of Lake Hamilton for music, food trucks, family fun and fireworks to celebrate 4th of July!
Lake Wales 4th of July Festivities – Rockin’ the Ridge
When: July 4, 2023 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.
Rock N’ Freedom Fest – Winter Haven Fireworks
When: July 3, 2023 at 6pm
Where: Dr. Martin Luther King Park on Lake Silver
4th of July Fireworks in Winter Haven are on MONDAY, July 3, 2023 at Rockin Freedom Fest. This family-friendly celebration includes food, entertainment and a rocking firework show. Click the event link below for more details.
LEGOLAND Red, White + Boom – 4th of July Fireworks
When: July 2, July 3 + July 4, 2023
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.
2023Sun02Jul10:00 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 OrganizerLEGOLAND Florida Resort
2023Mon03Jul10:00 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 OrganizerLEGOLAND Florida Resort
Plant City Fireworks
When: July 4, 2023 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)
Zephyrhills Summerfest Fireworks
When: July 1, 2023
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)
Celebrate America: Mulberry’s Independence Day Party
When: No event announced yet for 2023
Where: Spence Park in Mulberry
Local 4th of July Events & Fireworks by Date – Confirmed for 2023
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 on July 1, 2023, featuring family-friendly activities, live entertainment, a boat parade, and a fireworks display along Tampa’s iconic Bayshore Boulevard. Activities are planned at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park including Pickle Ball Tournament, Apple Pie Throwdown, Free Concert, Family Zone (face painting, bounce houses, sack races, corn hole), Food Trucks, and Fireworks around 9:15pm over the river.
Safety Harbor – Bring the whole family out for a July 4th Celebration Safety Harbor style on Saturday, July 1, 2023. 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.
Clearwater Celebrates America – Clearwater Celebrates America is happening at The Sound – the brand new music venue at Coachman Park in Clearwater. Includes a classic car show featuring vintage cars and trucks, farmers market, family-friendly games and entertainment. As the day comes to a close, witness the grand finale – the largest fireworks display in Clearwater’s history accompanied by The Florida Orchestra. Tickets are required for the free concert on July 4 and are available in advance at TheSoundFLA.com. General admission is first come, first served. Venue seating is limited, please bring a blanket for lawn.
In past years, there have also been professional fireworks in St. Pete and Anna Maria. We will add those 2023 events once we receive details.
4th of July National Fireworks on TV Tonight
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, 2023 at 8pm.
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, 2023 from 8:00 – 9:30pm EST.
Affectionately known as “America’s Orchestra,” the Boston Pops is the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country. The 2023 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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