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A Sizzling Summer

A Sizzling Summer
Your ultimate guide to summer in Central Florida

This year’s summer season has a lot to offer. From events aimed at unifying communities and celebrating patriotism to appreciating nature and enjoying tasty foods, there’s so much to do right here in Central Florida—and this is your guide to fun all summer long.

June 1
Jerk Festival 2024
Noon-9 p.m., Clermont,

June 8
CommUNITY Rainbow Run
7 a.m., Orlando,

June 15
Waterlily Celebration
Enjoy a beautiful display of one of the state’s largest collections of waterlilies during McKee Garden’s 19th annual celebration.
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Vero Beach,

June 15
Animal Encounter & Nature Walk
10-11:30 a.m., Altamonte Springs,

June 15
Juneteenth Community Celebration
Celebrate Juneteenth with the Winter Garden community featuring family activities, guest speakers, children’s performances and a kids’ zone.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Winter Garden,

June 15
Juneteenth Celebration
Commemorate the end of slavery in the United States during this community celebration of culture—including live music, delicious food and craft vendors.
Noon-4 p.m., Kissimmee,

June 15
Comedy Night
8 p.m., Oviedo,

June 22-23
Central Florida Juneteenth Celebration
& Fireworks Show
Times vary, Maitland,

June 26
Summer Movie Showing:
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
7:30 p.m., Winter Garden,

July 3
Freedom on the Waterfront
5-10 p.m., Mount Dora,

July 4
AdventHealth July 4th Watermelon 5k
7:30 AM, Winter Park,

July 4
All American Kids
Parade & Breakfast
Enjoy a pancake breakfast at the Winter Garden Masonic Lodge and adorn your bike, scooter or even yourself with patriotic decor before preparing to march. More of a spectator? Grab a chair and line up along West Plant Street to watch the parade starting at 10 a.m.
8-10:30 a.m., Winter Garden,

July 4
29th Annual 4th of July Celebration
9-11 a.m., Winter Park,

July 4
Free Admission at The Morse Museum
In conjunction with the city of Winter Park’s Fourth of July Celebration, enjoy free admission into the museum where you can enjoy its wide collection of American Art ranging from glass art to watercolor paintings.
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Winter Park,

July 4
Fireworks at the Fountain
4-10 p.m., Lake Eola Park,

July 4
4th of July Celebration
5-9 p.m., Orlando,

July 4
Red, White and Boom!
5-9:30 p.m., Clermont,

July 4
Independence Day Spectacular
5-9:45 p.m., Celebration,

July 4
Party in the Park & Fireworks
Pack up your chairs and picnics to celebrate the Fourth of July with a spectacular firework display over Lake Apopka starting at 9:15 p.m. Come early to enjoy live music, family activities, crafts and more.
6 p.m., Winter Garden,

July 4
July Fourth Celebration
6-9 p.m., Apopka,

July 4
Monumental 4th of July
Enjoy live performances on the Festival Lawn, food trucks, KUA’s Kids’ Zone and more before settling down to end the night with a bang.
7-10 p.m., Kissimmee,

July 5
First Friday Food Trucks
5:30-9 p.m., Clermont,

July 12-28
Little Shop of Horrors
During a solar eclipse, a meek flower shop assistant stumbles upon a unique plant and decides to take care of it. Seymour discovers his mistake when the plant begins to crave the taste of human blood.
Times vary, Winter Garden,

July 14
Sanford Food Truck Fiesta
1-6 p.m., Sanford,

July 18-28
The Spongebob Musical – Youth Edition
Join Spongebob and his friends in Bikini Bottom as they search for a way to prevent an imminent volcanic explosion and save the city.
Times vary, Orlando,

July 19
Wine Stroll
6:30-9 p.m., Clermont,

July 20
Christmas in July Pub Crawl & Night Market
5-8 p.m., Orlando,

July 21
Food Truck Night
5-8 p.m., Orlando,

Aug. 1
Date Night & Dessert Crawl Night Market
6-9 p.m., Orlando,




Now-May 27
EPCOT International
Flower & Garden Festival
Enjoy dazzling flower displays, get closer with nature in the butterfly garden and enjoy unique offerings during this annual festival.

July 4
Red, White and Bloom at Legoland
Enjoy a Brick-tastic day at Legoland while you create, build, dance and enjoy limited-time treats. Then watch through special viewing glasses that transform Legoland’s unforgettable firework display into 3D Lego bricks.

July 4
Fourth of July Celebration at Universal Studios
There will be live entertainment and meet-and-greets with several characters. The event will culminate with a fireworks display viewable from anywhere in the park.

Aug. 29-Nov. 23
EPCOT International
Food & Wine Festival
Taste your way around the world as you enjoy innovative dishes inspired by cultural food from all over the globe.

Weekends July 6-Aug. 25
Bands, Brew & BBQ at SeaWorld
Dig into mouth-watering barbecue while watching live concerts and enjoying some ice-cold brews on weekends all summer long.