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Winter Park 4th of July Celebration


The City of Winter Park is doing its 23rd Annual 4th of July Celebration, Wednesday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to noon, in Central Park. The city will also host the Annual Florida Hospital Watermelon 5K, in support of military veterans, which begins at 7:30 a.m., near the intersection of Park Avenue and Morse Boulevard.


The  Family Fun Program Kids Zone will include the annual bicycle parade, as well as touch-a-truck, fun games and inflatables. Children can bring their bikes already decorated or they can deck them out at the old bus stop at the corner of Park Avenue and Morse Boulevard in Central Park.


Free hot dogs, watermelon and water will be available for all to enjoy, while supplies last, thanks to the generosity of our Electric Utility Department. Help support the event vendors by purchasing chips and a soda to compliment your hot dog.


Schedule of Events:

  • 9 a.m. Welcome & Nationalization

  • 9:45 a.m. Performance by Sean Holcomb, Orlando native country, rock and Americana singer/ songwriter

  • 10:35 a.m. Performance by the Bach Festival Brass Band

  • 11 a.m. Performance by the Bach Festival Choir

  • 11:30 a.m. Children’s Bicycle Parade

  • 11:30 a.m. Performance by Sean Holcomb


In conjunction with the city festivities, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will celebrate 23 years on Park Avenue with its annual Independence Day Open House. The museum, which is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of work by American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, will provide FREE admission to its galleries from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The following road closures will occur during these annual 4th of July events:


6am-10am

  • Park Avenue closed from New England to Swoope avenues

  • Welbourne Avenue closed from Center Street to Park Avenue.

6am-2pm

  • Park Avenue closed from Morse Boulevard to Canton Avenue

  • Morse Boulevard closed between Park Avenue and railroad tracks.

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