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One Sizzling Summer

With the summer season upon us and families across the area looking to get out and about we decided to round up some of Greater Orlando’s best outdoor events. From neighborhood gatherings and Independence Day celebrations to some of the theme park’s biggest happenings, let this be your guide to soaking up the sun in style.

June 3-4

Florida Funk Fest 2022 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds

June 3 at 4 p.m., June 4 at 2 p.m., Orlando,

June 4

6th Annual CommUNITY Rainbow Run & Festival

7 a.m., Orlando,

June 4

Clermont Caribbean Jerk Festival at Waterfront Park in Clermont

Noon, Clermont,

June 4-5

3rd Annual Zora! Festival

Times vary, Eatonville,

June 11

Pups in the Park at Lake Hiawatha Preserve

This canine celebration features a dog swimsuit parade and competition, an obstacle course and lots of other activities for pooches and their owners.

8:30 a.m., Clermont,

June 18

CultureFest at Festival Park

Celebrate Juneteenth with a live outdoor concert from performers all across the country.

2 p.m., Orlando,

June 18

Mid-Florida Juneteenth Music Fest at the Apopka Amphitheater

3 p.m., Apopka,

June 18

Juneteenth Cultural Celebration at Waterfront Park

4 p.m., Clermont,

June 18

Juneteenth Festival at Cauley Lott Park

Noon, Mount Dora,

June 18

Summertime Kid Fest at the Oviedo Amphitheater & Culture Center

6th Annual CommUNITY Rainbow Run & Festival

6th Annual CommUNITY Rainbow Run & Festival

This family fun event features live music, magic shows, face painting and much more.

9 a.m., Ovideo,

June 18

17th Annual Waterlilly Celebration at Vero Beach’s McKee Botanical Garden

Celebrate the historic excellence of Mckee Botanical Garden and enjoy one of the state’s largest collections of waterlilies.

8:30 a.m., Vero Beach,

June 25

Windermere Police Department Foundation, Inc. Summertime Bash at Town Hall

Get into the summer mood at this festival with live music, bounce houses, food trucks and craft beer.

4 p.m., Windermere,

July 1

Red, White, and Blues at Centennial Plaza

Kick off the holiday weekend by listening to live blues and country music with the Grimes Alley Blues Band.

7 p.m., Winter Garden,

July 1-3

Orlando Music Festival at Central Florida Fair

Some of the performers include Spyro Gyra, Boney James and David Sanborn.

4 p.m., College Park,

July 1-4

Promenade at Sunset Walk’s Star Spangled Weekend Celebration

Enjoy a fun-filled holiday weekend of live music, entertainment, car shows, fireworks and more!

Times vary, Kissimmee,

July 2

Oviedo’s Independence Day Celebration at the Oviedo Mall

Visitors will enjoy live entertainment, carnival rides, food trucks, a kids’ zone and fireworks.

5 p.m., Ovideo,

July 2

Rock, Freedom, and Fireworks at Reiter Park

This Independence Day celebration includes live music, food trucks, a kids’ zone, a full bar and a fireworks display.

5 p.m., Longwood,

July 3

Independence Day Bash

Baldwin Park Village Center will be hosting their annual 4th of July celebration with over 100 vendors, a kiddie fun zone, a beer garden, live music and a 15-minute long fireworks display.

6 p.m., Orlando,

July 4

27th Annual City of Winter Park 4th of July Celebration at Martin Luther King Jr. Park

Free food and carnival games are just the beginning of this fun event that will feature a performance by the Bach Festival Brass Ensemble and Choir.

9 a.m., Winter Park,

July 4

4th Of July Celebration at Avalon Park

5 p.m., Downtown Avalon Park,

July 4

18th Annual All American Kids Parade & Breakfast

This event kicks off with a breakfast (free for kids) and entertainment for the little ones before they decorate their bikes, scooters and wagons for the parade.

8 a.m., Winter Garden,

July 4

Party in the Park at Newton Park in Winter Garden

Enjoy a firework display over Lake Apopka with live music, games, crafts, food, vendors, and more.

6 p.m., Winter Garden,

July 4

Star Spangled Spectacular at Town Center

4 p.m., Celebration,

July 4

Red, White, and Boom at Waterfront Park

7 p.m., Clermont,

July 4

Fireworks At The Fountain at Lake Eola Park

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will host this 45th annual celebration which will also feature the Orlando Concert Band.

5 p.m., Orlando,

July 4

July 4th Celebration and Free Fireworks at Old Town

Noon, Kissimmee,

July 4

Monumental 4th of July Festival at Kissimmee Lakefront Park

The City of Kissimmee proudly presents its annual July 4th event featuring live concerts kids activities, food and beverage concessions, and the fireworks display to end the evening.

5:30 p.m., Kissimmee,

July 15

Sad Summer Festival 2022 at Orlando Amphitheater

2:30 p.m., Orlando,

July 22

Food Truck and Movie Night at Town Square Park in Windermere

6 p.m., Windermere,

July 23

Washington Street Outdoor Night Market at The Falcon

This outdoor event celebrates local makers and artists.

5 p.m., Orlando,

Aug. 11

Night Market at Downtown Avalon Park

6 p.m., Downtown Avalon Park,

Aug. 14

Sanford Food Truck Fiesta

1 p.m., Sanford,

Aug. 12

Food Truck Friday in Celebration Lakeside Park

This monthly food fest is free to attend and welcomes some of the area’s most beloved food trucks.

5 p.m., Celebration,

Aug. 18

Sanford Art and Jazz Night

Visit Historic Downtown Sanford every third Thursday of each month to view art and listen to live jazz.

6 p.m., Sanford,

Sept. 3

407 Food Fair

Ivanhoe Park Brewing, 2 p.m., Orlando,

EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

At the Parks

Through Sept. 5

Electric Ocean at SeaWorld

Stay late and enjoy your favorite attractions in an immersive music and light experience and end the night with a firework and fountain show. This event is included with regular park admission and runs Fridays through Sundays.

Through July 4

EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival

Stroll through the spectacular gardens of varying countries as you explore topiaries and displays of your favorite Disney characters while also discovering creative dishes at various stops along the way.

July 2-4

Red, White and Boom at Legoland

The theme park’s biggest fireworks spectacular of the year will fil the sky over Lake Eloise. Before the sun sets, guests can help build an American flag out of Legos and enjoy various live entertainment.

July 14-Nov. 19

EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

Eat and drink your way through 25 global marketplaces located throughout the park. In addition to the culinary tour, there will be plenty of live music and family fun.