Independence Day in Orlando

Everybody knows that the Fourth of July is the most patriotic day in US calendar. It celebrates America’s independence from the British Empire, but what does this mean for Americans? The Fourth of July is a time to spend with family and friends, eating BBQs, watching firework shows and parades.

My only question was “Where should I spend this day?”

I decided to go to Orlando.  This city always burst with exciting ways to make the Independence Day crackle, just think about the theme parks or downtownOrlando is the city where you’re guaranteed to have fun!

I knew that this holiday is one of the busiest days at the theme parks thus I decided to celebrate it with a free fireworks and laser show at Lake Eola Park in downtown. This was definitely the right choice!

This park, located off East Washington Street, is one of Orlando’s top ‘natural’ playgrounds, a nice spot for picnics, paddle-boating or just a quick escape from the nearby high-rises. There is an almost one-mile-long walkway around the lake perimeter, as well as other attractions such as an event amphitheater, a children’s’ playground, a bright red Chinese pagoda and a Conference States of America monument.
I arrived there early for having a good viewing spot along the lake. Fireworks at the Lake Eola Park is in fact Orlando’s best firework show on Independence Day outside of the theme parks and draws a big crowd every year. The fountain in the lake had a patriotic light show just prior to the city’s firework show. Both the fountain demonstration and the firework show were choreographed to music played throughout the park.


Chiara De Luca


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