Fourth Festivities

Come see the largest fireworks display in Central Florida on Saturday July 3 from 4-11 p.m., at the Red Hot & Boom Independence Day celebration at Cranes Roost Park in Uptown Altamonte.

Come see the largest fireworks display in Central Florida on Saturday July 3 from 4-11 p.m., at the Red Hot & Boom Independence Day celebration at Cranes Roost Park in Uptown Altamonte.

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Whether you're looking for a great fireworks display, an excuse to try dozens of different apple pies or stuff your face with hot dogs, or just a way to entertain the kids, parties all over the metro area celebrating our nation are sure to please.

Winter Park

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It's America's most patriotic holiday, so break out the red white and blue for celebrations all over the area, such as the yearly Winter Park Old Fashioned 4th of July.

Bring your lawn chair and have a picnic at Winter Park's Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration at Central Park, 111 N. Park Ave. on Saturday, July 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. full of fun, games, and inflatables for the kids. Call 407-599-3203 for more information.

Altamonte Springs

Come see the largest fireworks display in Central Florida on Saturday July 3 from 4-11 p.m., at the Red Hot & Boom Independence Day celebration at Cranes Roost Park in Uptown Altamonte (Intersection of Interstate 4 and State Road 436). It's free. For more information, call 407-571-8180.

Baldwin Park

The Rotary Club of Baldwin Park invites everyone to attend their first old-fashioned Independence Day celebration Saturday, July 3 at 4 p.m. A watermelon-eating contest, best homemade apple pie contest, and most patriotic dog contest will highlight the night before the 8:45 p.m. fireworks display.

Maitland

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than by watching "Independence Day" starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum. The Enzian Theater is offering a free outdoor screening Sunday, July 4, at 8:30 p.m. Come watch the movie with friends and family at 1300 S. Orlando Ave. in Maitland. For more information, call 407-629-0054.

Geneva

Don't miss Geneva's unique small town Independence Day Parade & Festival. The 4th of July Parade will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 3 this year so as not to interfere with Sunday church. Make a float, decorate your bicycle or your horse, win a prize. The theme is "Geneva - Southern Style".

Winter Springs

Celebrate the 4th of July in Winter Springs at the Celebration of Freedom '10 on Sunday, July 4 at 5 p.m. at Central Winds Park, 1000 E. State Road 434, with live music, kids games and activities, food vendors and fireworks. It's free. For more information, call 407-327-6593.

Oviedo

Come join the annual Independence Day Celebration Sunday, July 4, from 3-9 p.m. at the Oviedo Gymnasium, 148 Oviedo Blvd. Participants will enjoy live entertainment, great food, games, contest and of course, a wonderful fireworks display. Call 407-971-5555 for more information.

Avalon Park

The 4th of July Celebration kicks off Sunday, July 4 from 5-9 p.m. in Avalon Park's downtown, off Avalon Park Boulevard. Community performances, a bike parade, an apple pie bake off and a hot dog-eating contest will highlight the night with the help of local sponsors. Call 407-658-6565 for detail.

Sanford

Enjoy an old-fashioned Fourth of July with Star Spangled Sanford on Sunday, July 4 at the Fort Mellon Park on Lake Monroe. Bring a lawn chair and let the kids play in Central Florida's largest splash pad while enjoying a stupendous fireworks display over Lake Monroe. For more information, call 407- 688-5170.

Lake Mary

The city of Lake Mary presents Red Rock & Blue on Saturday, July 3 from 6:30-10 p.m. Celebrate Independence Day at Central Park (near City Hall) with a picnic or with food and beverages from local vendors. Call 407-585-1428 for details.