Fourth of July Events Happening Near Westgate [2022]

Jun 27, 2022

Fourth of July Events Happening Near Westgate [2022]
By Sydney Kleckner

Fourth of July Events Happening Near Westgate [2022]

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, there's no better way to celebrate than attending one of the many local events near your favorite Westgate Resorts destination. From free things to do in Myrtle Beach to things to do in Cocoa Beach like fireworks shows and more, there's a variety of ways to get in on the fun. This summer, celebrate Independence Day the Westgate way with exciting Fourth of July things to do for adults and families near Westgate Resorts!

Fabulous 4th of July Events Ideas

The Fourth of July is a time for friends and family to come together, picnic in the park, or see fireworks. Luckily, there are plenty of options to celebrate Independence Day when you stay at Westgate Resorts. Whether you're looking for an exciting fireworks show near the best Orlando hotel or a thrilling 4th of July celebration with delicious food trucks, discover family friendly festivities right outside your hotel door!

Orlando, FL

1 | SeaWorld Orlando's Electric Ocean | The nighttime event lights up the night sky all summer long with fireworks, glowing sea creatures and new food and drink options. Plus, you can experience all of SeaWorld's epic roller coasters in the dark! New this summer is the Electric Ocean concert series, featuring artists like Parmalee, Fuel and many more amazing acts! The event runs through Sept. 5, 2022.

WHERE: 7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821 | WHO: 407-545-5550


2 | Independence Day Fireworks at Walt Disney World | No trip to the magical Walt Disney World is complete without a firework display, but “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” annual fireworks show at Magic Kingdom is truly something spectacular. While event times are still to be determined, park-goers can look forward to catching fireworks and nighttime entertainment on July 3 and 4.

WHERE: 1180 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 | WHO: 407-939-5277


3 | Awe-Summer at Legoland Florida Resort: Red, White & Boom | Ready for awe-summer adventures? Awe-Summer at Legoland is back from June 4 to August 7 with ten weeks of family friendly activities, weekend events, and more! Plus, guests can be shocked and awe’d by Legoland’s Red, White & Boom fireworks display from July 2 to 4.

But these aren’t just any ordinary fireworks—they transform into legos while illuminating the night sky!

WHERE: One LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884 | WHO: 888-690-5346


4 | Fireworks at Lake Eola Fountain | The 45th annual Fireworks at the Fountain at Lake Eola Park will take place from 5 pm t 10 pm on July 4. Mayor Buddy Dyer will provide live entertainment, family-friendly activities, and food and drinks for purchase from a variety of vendors. The sky will be lit up with an exciting fireworks show at 9:15 pm as the Orlando Concert Band performs live.

WHERE: Lake Eola Park, 512 East Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801 | WHO: 407-246-2121


5 | 4th of July Weekend Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando | The best dock to view the fireworks this Fourth of July weekend is SeaWorld's large central lake! Throughout the Fourth of July weekend, fireworks displays will happen all over SeaWorld, weather permitting. The grand finale is a patriotic firework display that SeaWorld guests have loved for years. Viewing docks can be found all around SeaWorld's large central lake, including Orca Encounter Pathway, The Waterfront, and Bayside Stadium.

WHERE: 7007 Sea World Drive, Orlando, FL 32821 | WHO: 407- 545-5550


Gatlinburg, TN

6 | Fourth of July Midnight Parade | Celebrate America’s favorite holiday at the first Independence Day parade in the nation at Gatlinburg’s Fourth of July Midnight Parade! It begins at 12:01 a.m. at traffic light #3 on Baskins Creek Bypass and East Parkway, turning south onto the Parkway. There will be lots of fun things to see and do in downtown Gatlinburg on Sunday, July 3, including the Midnight Parade. It will begin at Ski Mountain Road and finish at the corner of Ski Mountain Road and the Parkway. To avoid traffic, make sure you arrive early on Sunday, July 3, to secure a spot.

WHERE: 811 East Parkway, P.O. Box 527, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 | WHO: 865-430-4148


7 | Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta | The River Raft Regatta, Gatlinburg's most thrilling summer race, returns as part of the town's Fourth of July legendary celebration. Onshore, the Little Pigeon River will be the backdrop to the annual raft regatta, a race among unmanned floats. The race starts at 1 pm, and all floats must finish at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies by 4 pm.

On the day of the race, contestants must register their float in the former Christ in the Smokies Museum starting line starting at 11 am. Experience one of the most thrilling events in Gatlinburg where trophies will be awarded to those who finish first, second, and third in the treasure, duck, and most inventive float categories.

WHERE: 510 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 | WHO: 865-430-4148


8 | Gatlinburg 4th of July Fireworks | Come to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to celebrate America’s “Independence Day” at the July 4th Fireworks Finale. The fireworks show will start at 11:00 pm, and for the first time ever, the fireworks will be shot from the Space Needle. Bring your family and friends—this Fourth of July celebration will be unforgettable!

WHERE: 115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 | WHO: 865-430-4148


Myrtle Beach, SC

9 | Salute from the Shore | On Independence Day, head down to the beach for Salute from the Shore! Starting at 1 pm in Cherry Grove, the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base will fly vintage military aircraft over the beaches of the Carolinas. Beachgoers on the Grand Strand will have a perfect view of the show.

WHERE: 3500 North Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Bch, SC 29582


10 | Myrtle Beach Fireworks | Are you looking for the best 4th of July fireworks events in Myrtle Beach? Be sure to catch the fireworks displays at:

  • Myrtle Beach Boardwalk | Show begins at 10 pm | WHERE: 1101 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577 | VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

  • Cherry Grove Pier | Show begins at 9:30 pm | WHERE: 3500 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Bch, SC 29582 | VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

  • Broadway at the Beach | Show begins at 10 pm | WHERE: 1325 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 | VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

  • Murrells Inlet Marshwalk | Show Begins at 10 pm | WHERE: 4025 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 | VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

  • Barefoot Landing | Show begins at 10 pm | WHERE: 4898 Hwy 17 S, N Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 | VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

Cocoa Beach, FL

11 | Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky | The Space Coast will be ablaze with Independence Day fireworks for three nights in a row starting July 4th! Across three cities, “Smoke on the Water & Fire in the Sky” will light up the skies on July 4th for a spectacular celebration. It's free to attend all of the events.

WHERE: Glen Cheek Dr., Port Canaveral, FL 32920 | WHO: 321-433-4470


Las Vegas, NV

12 | Las Vegas Fourth of July Firework Shows | If you want to enjoy a night on the town that ends with an epic fireworks show, you can view the city’s best fireworks at:

  • The Las Vegas Strip | Show begins at 11 pm | WHERE: S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101 | VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

  • Downtown Las Vegas | Show begins at 10 pm | WHERE: 1 N Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 | VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

  • Summerlin | Show begins at 9 pm | WHERE: 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135 | VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

  • Henderson | Show begins at 9 pm | WHERE: 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052 | VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS

Park City, UT

13 | Park City's July 3rd Weekend Celebration 2022 | One day of celebrations isn’t enough this year, and that’s why Park City Mountain Canyons is hosting three days of Fourth of July Festivities starting July 1! Show up for live music, children's activities, live art activities, and big fireworks on July 3rd. Also, experience the first professional drone light show in Summit County taking place during festivities.

WHERE: 1310 Lowell Avenue, Park City, UT 84060 | WHO: 435-649-8111


New York, NY

14 | 4th of July at One World Observatory | The 4th of July party at One World Observatory is the perfect option if you're seeking for a unique, exclusive experience on July 4th. Celebrate the 4th of July from the perspective of One World Trade Center, where you can look down on the fireworks on the East River. The value is excellent, and you'll be able to take the whole family!

WHERE: 117 West St, New York, NY 10006 | WHO: 844- 696-1776


15 | Statue of Liberty Fireworks Cruise | Celebrate Fourth of July in style at the Statue of Liberty Fireworks Cruise! After you feast on delicious fare, enjoy a breathtaking fireworks show as Lady Liberty fades into the night with the entire family. This vintage cruise boat is the perfect vessel for your 4th of July memories!

WHERE: Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10004 | WHO: 212-563-8885


Branson, MO

16 | Branson Landing’s Liberty Light Up Celebration | It's time to light up the skies over Lake Taneycomo and celebrate Independence Day in a big way at Branson Landing's 15th Annual Liberty Light Up Concert! The Damsel and The Dirty Saints will perform, and then a spectacular fireworks display will cap off the evening, featuring a dazzling display of America's independence.

WHERE: 100 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson, MO 65616 | WHO: 417-239-3002


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Looking for fun things to do near Westgate Resorts this Fourth of July? You're in luck! There are tons of great events happening near our resorts in Las Vegas, Orlando, Myrtle Beach, Branson, NYC, Park City, Gatlinburg, and Cocoa Beach during 4th of July weekend. From free concerts and parades to delicious BBQs and firework displays, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Plan your holiday vacation today and find more information on the best Fourth of July hotels at our Westgate Resorts Travel Blog.


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