Get ready for plenty of family-friendly fun in Polk County this July 3rd and 4th! Join us in the celebration and remembrance of those who risked their lives for our freedom.

Beginning July 3 and lasting through the night of July 4, you will find Independence Day celebrations for everyone going on throughout the county. However you choose to celebrate, we wish you a safe holiday!

Click each link (green text) for event details!

July 3

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team Show

Lake Silver at MLK Jr. Park – Winter Haven; 7:30 p.m.

The Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team (reestablished in 2012 by former theme park employees) will perform a special show for the Independence Day, and fireworks will follow the performance.

Red, White & Kaboom

Lake Mirror – Lakeland; 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate the 4th of July downtown at Lakeland’s annual “Red, White & Kaboom” event. Enjoy live music from Clemons Road, blending Country music with an island feel or vice versa, and be sure to catch the breathtaking fireworks display at 9:00 p.m.

Rock N’ Freedom Fest

MLK Jr. Park – Winter Haven; 6:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day at this family-friendly event! Starting at 6:30 p.m., bring the whole family and enjoy music, children’s activities, food, and a water ski show. Then, stay for the main attraction, the fireworks show, which will be sure to amaze the entire crowd.

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team
Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team

July 4

Lake Alfred 4th of July Celebration

Lion’s Park – Lake Alfred; 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Lions Club invites everyone to come celebrate the 4th of July from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Lion’s Park. There will be entertainment, Bass fishing tournament, car show, food vendors and more.

Lakeland Flying Tigers Independence Day Celebration

Historic Henley Field – Lakeland; Game begins at 12:00 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day with the Flying Tigers. Players will be wearing special patriotic red, white and blue jerseys. There will be holiday picnic themed games, contests, music and fun. The first pitch on July 4th is scheduled for 12:00 p.m., and the gates will open at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are just $5.00.

LEGOLAND Night Lights

LEGOLAND Florida Resort – Winter Haven; Every Saturday and Sunday, June 18-July 31 and also on July 4th

Celebrate the 4th of July with a bang at LEGOLAND Florida Resort on Independence Day event. With special 3D glasses that turn ordinary fireworks into millions of exploding bricks, this July 4th celebration is sure to dazzle and delight.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Fireworks
LEGOLAND Florida Resort Fireworks

Davenport 4th of July Celebration

Lewis Mathews Sports Complex - 400 Palm Street, Davenport; 2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Join the City of Davenport for live entertainment, food vendors, and a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. For more information, call 863-419-3300.

Fireworks at Auburndale City Beach

Ariana Park – Auburndale; 2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Join the City of Auburndale in the Independence Day fun at Auburndale City Beach. There will be fun family activities, food, entertainment and fireworks.

4th of July Celebration of the Shores of Lake Wailes

Shores of Lake Wailes – Lake Wales; 2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the annual firework celebration on the shores of Lake Wailes in the city of Lake Wales featuring a DJ, food and craft vendors, games, bounce houses, pony rides and more. Fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m.

Bartow 4th of July Celebration

Mosaic Park & Bartow Civic Center – Bartow; 2:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The celebration will begin with a patriotic concert from the Bartow Adult Concert Band, at the Bartow Civic Center from 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The 4th of July Extravaganza is set from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Mosaic Park. This event features live music, food vendors, games, and much more. And, at 9:30 p.m., it's time for the big event: the fireworks display.

Thunder On The Ridge
Thunder On The Ridge

Thunder on the Ridge

Lake Eva Park – Haines City; 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

A variety of artists will take the stage this year, beginning at 3:00 p.m. followed by the largest fireworks display in Polk County. There will be plenty of arts, crafts and food vendors, a beer garden and other activities on site. Come join the fun!

You may also be interested in Winter Haven, Haines City, Lakeland, Bartow, Lake Wales, Lake Alfred and Auburndale.