Happy 242nd Birthday America!
The Fourth of July – also known as Independence Day or July 4th – has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
Whether you are grilling out with your family, watching your favorite movies or making a trip to see the fireworks, we hope you are making the best of today!!
Here’s a list of local places hosting fireworks:
Disney’s Magic Kingdom: 9:15pm
Disney’s Epcot: 9:00pm
Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando: Festivities Start – 4:00pm, Firework Pre-show – 9:00pm
Kissimmee Lakefront Park: Festivities Start – 5:00pm, Fireworks – 9:30pm
Clermont Waterfront Park: Festivities Start – 6:00pm, Fireworks – 9:15pm
Party in the Park, Winter Garden: Festivities Start – 6:00pm, Fireworks – 9:15pm
Happy Birthday, America!!