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.
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 name of any event to get more details. Check directly with event organizers for weather delays or any last minute changes.
**We are in the process of updating event information from 2021 to 2022 as it is published by local cities. Check back closer to 4th of July if an event is still listed as 2021.**
2022 Events – 4th of July Fireworks + Celebrations
- Lakeland Fireworks – Red, White + Kaboom
- Lakeland Flying Tigers – 4th of July Fireworks
- Auburndale – 4th of July Fireworks
- Bartow – 4th of July Celebration
- Davenport – 4th of July Fireworks
- Dundee – 4th of July Fireworks Display
- Fort Meade 4th of July Fireworks
- Frostproof’s Independence Day Celebration – Lights on the Lake
- Haines City – Thunder on the Ridge
- Lake Wales – 4th of July Festivities
- Mulberry – Celebrate America Independence Day Celebration
- Plant City – Fireworks + 4th of July Celebration
- Winter Haven Fireworks – Rockin’ Freedom Fest
- LEGOLAND Red, White + Boom
- Calendar – 4th of July Fireworks by Date
- Map – 4th of July Fireworks Near Me
- Beach Fireworks in Florida
- Fireworks on TV
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 Lakeland Flying Tigers may not be home this July 4, but that doesn’t mean they can’t celebrate Independence Day! The Flying Tigers will host their annual Independence Day celebration, with baseball, music, and the same Fourth of July fireworks spectacular you’ve come to love. Click the event link below for more details.
Auburndale 4th of July Fireworks Display
When: 2022 TBD
Where: Lake Ariana
Fireworks in Auburndale on July 4, 2021 at 9pm over Lake Ariana. Click the event link below for more details.
4th of July Celebration in Bartow
When: 2022 TBD
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. Click the event link below for more details.
Davenport 4th of July Fireworks Display
When: 2022 TBD
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
Where: Lake Marie in Dundee
The Town of Dundee will host a Drive-In Fireworks Celebration (fireworks only) at approximately 9pm. Parking opens at 8pm. Watch the show from the comfort of your home or vehicle. Fireworks will be launched from Lake Marie. Click the event link below for more details.
Fort Meade 4th of July Fireworks
Where: Patterson Park in Frostproof
There will be fireworks in Patterson Park in Fort Meade. Click the event link below for more details.
Frostproof’s Independence Day Celebration – Lights 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.
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.
Lake Wales 4th of July Festivities
When: 2022 TBD
Where: Lake Wailes Park
Fireworks will be back as the featured attraction for the Lake Wales Fourth of July celebration. An afternoon of food, vendors and entertainment is planned leading up to the 9 p.m. aerial spectacular on July 4. This year’s event will feature a 20 minute fireworks display. Check back for a schedule of events. Click the event link below for more details.
Celebrate America: Mulberry’s Independence Day Party
When: 2022 TBD
Where: Spence Park in Mulberry
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.
Rock N’ Freedom Fest – Winter Haven Fireworks
When: July 3, 2021 from 6pm – 9pm
Where: Chain of Lakes Stadium in Winter Haven
Join the City of Winter Haven to celebrate our Nation’s Independence at the Chain of Lakes Stadium! Next door to the New AdventHealth Fieldhouse, all are invited to enjoy this free fresh air event. Celebrate with live entertainment from B. Haven, food trucks, and much more, followed by our spectacular fireworks presentation.
Lawn chairs are permitted, and masks are strongly recommended. Join us for a rockin’ good time! Click the event link below for more details.
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.
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Local 4th of July Events & Fireworks by Date – Confirmed for 2022
Map – 4th of July Fireworks Near Me
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.
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 Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater, and Anna Maria. We will add those 2021 events once we receive details.
4th of July National Fireworks on TV
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, 2021 at 8pm.
Capital Concerts has announced the 41st 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 on PBS on July 4, 2021 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 2021 Boston Pops July 4th Spectacular will take place at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA. Keith Lockhart will lead a live televised and live streamed performance of patriotic favorites, with special appearances by Jon Batiste, bandleader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and legendary singer Mavis Staples. The fireworks finale—to take place from the Boston Common in partnership with the City of Boston—will also be broadcast as part of the live televised broadcast. Watch on Bloomberg Television or live stream online.
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