Fourth of July Events Happening Near Westgate [2024]

Jan 02, 2024

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Fourth of July Events Happening Near Westgate [2024]

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!

Fourth of July 2023

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!

Las Vegas, NV

1 | Las Vegas Fourth of July Firework Shows | One of the best locations to enjoy the Independence Day extravaganza is Las Vegas Strip, where multiple hotels hold massive fireworks shows, starting at the same time. One of the biggest displays is launched by the Caesars Palace. The impressive 13-minute fireworks are shot from the hotel's Julius Tower at 9 pm. The best view is from the front fountains area, which is next to Caesars Palace.

Lake Las Vegas also holds a party with a spectacular pyrotechnic show. Another impressive fireworks display can be seen over the Plaza Hotel Casino in Downtown Las Vegas at 10 pm. Many resorts have special events on July 4th. Plaza Hotel & Casino usually hosts Plaza Pool Nights Fourth of July Party with live entertainment, drink specials, barbecue, and fun festivities.

The 4th of July Summerlin Patriotic Parade boasts an atmosphere of a small-town America within the official limits of Las Vegas. The tradition, with over two decades of history, draws over 40,000 spectators. The parade features over 70 entries, like Disney-themed characters, Las Vegas Golden Knights floats, and Native American performing groups. The procession starts at about 8:45 a.m. at the corner of Hillpointe Road and Hills Center Drive and finishes near Trailwood Drive and Spring Gate Lane.

Star Spangled Spectacular is part of Summerlin's 4th of July celebration. The concert by Las Vegas Philharmonic at TPC Summerlin pays homage to all the great things in America's history. In addition to the special symphony orchestra performance, spectators can enjoy fun family activities and fabulous fireworks afterward.

Orlando, FL

2 | Westgate Orlando Resorts | Westgate Resorts in Orlando, including Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa, Westgate Vacation Villas Resort and Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo are all getting into the Fourth of July festivities with special events.

Have a blast this Independence Day when you stay at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa and enjoy:

Saturday, July 1, 2023 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Treasure Cove Water Park

9:00 PM - Complimentary Firework Show

Red, White & Blue Buffet (included With admission)

Live DJ, Fourth of July swag, stilt walkers, access to water park pools & so much more!

Tickets are available for purchase starting June 28 at the water park admissions booth and the front lobby.

Have a blast this Independence Day when you stay at Westgate Vacation Villas Resort.

Saturday, July 1, 2023

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Family Field Day at Soccer Field

9:00 PM | Complimentary Firework Show at Soccer Field

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

8:00 AM | 5K Run

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Pool Party at Water Park

3:00 PM | Patriotic Golf Cart Parade

Have a blast this holiday and enjoy a funtastic weekend of events and fireworks at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo:

Saturday, July 1,2023 | Fireworks after the Rodeo

Field Day Games, specialty cocktails for the adults, craft expo & more.

Space for 4th of July BBQs and the entire family to spread out

Big savings on 4th of July Florida hotel deals

Incredibly unique and spacious Glamping accommodations

3 | SeaWorld Orlando's Summer Nights | When the sun goes down, the night comes to life at SeaWorld’s Summer Spectacular! Stay late all summer to immerse yourself in exotic worlds of light and music and experience your favorite SeaWorld attractions in a whole new way. Dance the night away in an electrifying atmosphere featuring world-class DJs and performers. Then, end the night with Ignite, a fireworks spectacular that brings the brilliance of the sea to the sky above. Viva La Musica runs on weekends June 1-30, 2024 and Bands, Brew & BBQ on select dates from July 6 - Aug. 25, 2024.

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


4 | 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. 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


5 | Legoland Florida: Red, White & BOOM! | Summer heats up at LEGOLAND® with Red, White & BOOM! nightly from July 4-6, families can enjoy special limited-time treats, fun activities, and a DJ Dance party that will have everybody on their feet. End the night with an unforgettable fireworks show that explodes into 3D LEGO® bricks right before your eyes with special viewing glasses!

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


6 | Fireworks at the Fountain - Lake Eola | Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer invites you to the 46th annual Fireworks at the Fountain on Tuesday, July 4, at Lake Eola Park. From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., enjoy live entertainment, family friendly fun, and food and beverages available for purchase from a variety of vendors. At 9:15 p.m., the sky will illuminate with a spectacular fireworks finale, set to a live patriotic performance by the Orlando Concert Band.

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


7 | Red, Hot & Boom! - Altamonte Springs | The City of Altamonte Springs and XL 106.7 are excited to announce Central Florida's hottest Independence Day celebration. Join thousands of your closest friends in the park for live music, food and one of the best fireworks shows around.

WHERE: 150 Cranes Roost Blvd. Suite 2200 Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 | WHO: 407-571-8180


Gatlinburg, TN

8 | Fourth of July Midnight Parade | Stepping off at 12:01 a.m. on July 4, the parade named as one of the “Top 10 Parades to see in the US” by National Geographic Traveler Magazine, will march through downtown Gatlinburg, beginning at the Baskins Creek Bypass located on East Parkway. Festive floats decorated in sparkling fashion will line the Parkway featuring patriotic marching bands, larger-than-life balloons and more.

WHERE: Downtown Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 | WHO: 865-430-4148


9 | Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta | Gatlinburg’s most-nail biting race of the summer returns! Set against the backdrop of Gatlinburg’s fun-filled Fourth of July celebration, comes the ever-competitive River Raft Regatta, an annual race of unmanned floatables down the Little Pigeon River.

All contestants will begin the day at the race’s starting line at the former Christ in the Smokies Museum, beginning from 11 a.m. to register their floatable. The race kicks off at 1 p.m. and ends after all floatables have crossed the finish line at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

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


10 | Gatlinburg 4th of July Fireworks | The City of Gatlinburg will be shooting fireworks off of the Space Needle right in the heart of downtown to celebrate the Fourth of July! Along with this, the SkyLift Park will be hosting a private / VIP fireworks viewing at the top of our mountain.

Guests will have VIP / after-hour access to the SkyBridge, SkyTrail, SkyDeck, and SkyCenter! VIP ticket holders will also get all day access to the SkyLift Park on July 5. Come enjoy the fireworks show with the best view in all of Gatlinburg, this fireworks event is designated as a Top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society, so you don't want to miss out! Fireworks will begin at 11 p.m. on July 4, 2023.

A limited number of tickets are available to ensure a great experience for all. Guests are asked to arrive between 9:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. to redeem their tickets and load the SkyLift.

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


11 | Fourth of July Festivities at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Water Park | Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Water Park is offering Fourth of July festivities to get everyone in the patriotic spirit.

  • July 3 Independence Day Glow Party at the Mountain Top Pool 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.

  • July 4 carnival-themed event at the Mountain Top Pool 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. - This event will include carnival games such as pop the balloon, a ring toss, a bounce house & more. There will be a DJ and food and beverage available for purchase.

WHERE: 915 Westgate Resorts Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 | WHO: 865-430-4800


Myrtle Beach, SC

12 | Salute from the Shore | Head down to the beach for Salute from the Shore this Independence Day! Vintage Military Aircraft and F-16s from South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base will fly over our beaches in the Carolinas starting at 1 p.m. on July 4 in Cherry Grove. Beachgoers along the Grand Strand will have a perfect vantage point to see the show on the coast.

Flyovers begin with the F-16s, and C-17s and warbirds follow behind.

Approximate Grand Strand flyover times:

Cherry Grove | 1 p.m. for F-16s / 1:05 for C-17s

Myrtle Beach | 1:03 p.m. for F-16s / 1:06 for C-17s

Pawleys Island | 1:06 p.m. for F-16s / 1:14 for C-17s

Show your support for America’s Armed Forces! Bring your flags and other festive 4th of July gear and wave them on.

WHERE: 3500 North Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Bch, SC 29582 | WHO: N/A


Cocoa Beach, FL

13 | Brevard Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Stars | This FREE, family-friendly concert will be performed by your Brevard Symphony Orchestra at Cocoa Riverfront Park, beginning at 8pm with fireworks following at 9:15 p.m. The park will open early with food available for purchase, so bring your lawn chairs and a blanket to celebrate Independence Day. Admission to the park is absolutely FREE.

WHERE: 401 Riveredge Blvd, Cocoa, FL 32922 | WHO: N/A


14 | Viera's Great American Celebration | Plan for Fireworks in Viera on Tuesday, July 4th in honor of the Great American Celebration! Promptly at 9 p.m. (weather permitting) look for the vibrant display of lights filling the nights sky just east of USSSA Space Coast Complex.

WHERE: 6091 Stadium Pkwy, Melbourne, FL 32940, United States | WHO: N/A


Park City, UT

15 | Park City's 4th of July Parade and Celebration | Enjoy a full day of activities, including pancake breakfast at City Park starting at 7 a.m., 5K Fun Run at 8 a.m., parade down Main St. at 11 a.m., kids’ activities, rugby games, volleyball tournament, live music and refreshments at noon at City Park.

The July 4th Parade on Main Street starts at 11 a.m. This is a major attraction in Park City, so be sure to arrive early to find a good place to watch. The parade route begins at the top of Main Street, heads down, turns left on 9th Street (past the Town Lift) and then continues down Park Avenue. We encourage you to ride our FREE public transit to get to/from Main Street. After the parade, stick around Main Street for shopping and lunch.

New York, NY

16 | 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 4. Celebrate the Fourth 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


17 | 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 Fourth of July memories!

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


Branson, MO

18 | Branson Landing’s Liberty Light Up Celebration | Branson Landing’s annual Liberty Light Up Concert & Fireworks Featuring Damsel & The Dirty Saints - Live in Concert! Join us for Branson Landing's 16th Annual Liberty Light Up - and celebrate Independence Day - in a BIG way a day early! The Liberty Light Up Concert will feature Damsel, then The Dirty Saints, and be followed by an amazing, choreographed Fireworks Display that will fill the skies over Lake Taneycomo and highlight a spectacular celebration of America’s Independence that will leave you in awe!

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 Fourth 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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