Fourth of July in Downtown Winter Garden
June 28, 2021
Downtown Bursts with Fourth of July Festivities all weekend long!
Fourth of July is almost here and if you are looking for ways to celebrate, Downtown Winter Garden has a host of festivities to enjoy! From live music and a patriotic Farmers Market to an old-fashioned kids parade/pancake breakfast and stunning fireworks spectacular, come out with family and friends and have fun!
Fourth of July Weekend Lineup
- Red, White & Blues on the Plaza | Friday, July 2 | live music performance from 7:00-9:00 pm in the center of downtown.
- Farmers Market Independence Day Celebration | Saturday, July 3 | 8 am-1 pm featuring a Vendor Booth Patriotic Contest, Live Music, and a Family Game Zone.
- Annual All American Kids Parade and Pancake Breakfast | Sunday, July 4 | The parade line-up begins at 9:45 am at the Winter Garden Masonic Lodge for the 10:00 kick-off.
- Fireworks Display | Sunday, July 4 | Newton Park starting at 9:15 pm.
Red, White & Blues on the Plaza
This marks the return of live music to Fridays on the Plaza! The Jim Young Trio will perform blues music as well as an eclectic mix of genres including patriotic melodies. Centrally located in the center of downtown at the Centennial Plaza Gazebo, music will fill the air!
Farmers Market Independence Day Celebration
The Farmers Market turns red, white, and blue as vendors compete for the booth displaying the most patriotic spirit!
The Family Game Zone will delight all ages with an array of games including life-size Jenga and Connect 4, bean bag toss and kid-friendly lawn darts and horseshoes, and more activities spread across the adjacent linear park.
Scotty Long will be performing Live music from 9:00 am–1:00 pm filing the market air with a variety of popular tunes including patriotic melodies.
The Farmers Market is a great place to buy fresh barbecue essentials for your holiday celebration including meat, seafood, watermelon, bread, desserts, seasonings, dips, sauces, summer produce, festive décor, and so much more!
All American Kids Parade & Pancake Breakfast
The All American Kids Parade & Pancake Breakfast returns for its 17th year! Display your patriotic spirit by decorating your scooter, bike, wagon, stroller, or yourself with red, white, and blue to parade down Plant Street. On the other hand, secure a place along the route on Plant Street (feel free to bring a chair) to cheer on the parade participants.
Entertainment and activities will be provided at the Masonic Lodge, as well as a booth to obtain a Child I.D.
Children are treated to a complimentary Kids Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 am-10:00 am at the Masonic Lodge. Feel free to also come early to decorate for the parade since limited complimentary patriotic decorations will be available courtesy of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation. Parade partakers need to line up at 9:45 am at the Winter Garden Masonic Lodge for the 10:00 am Parade kick-off.
Fireworks Display at Newton Park
The annual Fireworks Display returns this year! Bring your chairs, blankets, picnic food & beverages, and grab a spot on the shore of Lake Apopka at Newton Park to view the breathtaking Fireworks Display over Lake Apopka. The fireworks begin at 9:15 pm.
Parking is available at several locations on N. Dillard Street. There will not be any food or beverages for sale this year. Personal fireworks and alcohol are prohibited.
The City of Winter Garden requests that the community follow all current CDC guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Downtown Exudes Patriotic Small Town Charm
Besides the fun patriotic weekend events, historic Downtown is decorated red, white, and blue! The festive décor accentuates downtown’s small-town charm and provides a great background for outdoor dining and strolling. What’s more, the decorations are the perfect backdrop for holiday and social media photos. Spend an afternoon enjoying the festive ambiance while eating holiday-themed treats including these patriotic cupcakes from Sweet Dee’s Cupcakery and Custom Cakes.
Looking for Fourth of July decorations and barbecue essentials to finally host that much anticipated group gathering? Well, look no further than the unique downtown shops! For example, The Sacred Olive offers cooking seasonings, oils, and dressings, The Local Butcher & Market has premium meats, and The Bulk Pantry has all the ingredients needed to make your homemade specialties. Welcome guests with holiday décor available at Adjectives Market, Driftwood Market, and Gee Gee’s Gems. Now is the perfect time to update your patio furniture with stylish outdoor tables and chairs made of durable poly from recycled plastics from Heirloom Amish Furniture. Looking for the perfect outfit for holiday gatherings? Then you must check out Apricot Lane Boutique, The Boutique on Plant, Doxology, and Shoo Shoo Baby Boutique to find the latest fashions.
Tribute to Local Heroes
As we celebrate Independence Day and the sacrifices that have been made on our behalf, continue the appreciation throughout the month of July by celebrating all of our local heroes that serve us each day. Take the time to say thank you or show gratitude to our military and veterans, first responders, healthcare providers, local government workers, teachers, and anyone that provides services to make our community a better place.