The Fourth of July tends to take on a relaxing vibe in The Villages. While many residents prefer to spend the holiday relaxing at home, there are still plenty of entertainment options to be found if you are looking for them.
The Villages Independence Day Ceremony
An Independence Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park of The Villages on Sunday, July 4, at 2 p.m.
All American Brews and Cruise at Brownwood Paddock Square
The highlight of 4th of July Events in The Villages for 2021 promises to be the All American Brews and Cruise taking place at Brownwood Paddock Square from 4pm to 9pm featuring Blue Stone Circle, Aloha O’ Ka Hula, The Villages Cheerleaders, The Villages Twirlers & Drum Corp, and ending with a projection light show at 8:30.
American Classic Cars will be on display presented by The Villages Classic Automobile Club, The Villages Vintage Car Club, and Tin Lizzies of North Central Florida.
Enjoy market vendors and popular food trucks Up in Smoke, Curbside Cuisine, Lee’s Famous Cheesesteaks, and more.
Spanish Springs and Lake Sumter Landing Live Entertainment
Hoping to avoid the crowds but still be entertained?
4th of July entertainment in Spanish Springs this year will be provided by the Paradigm Party Band, and the Clark Barrios Band will be at Lake Sumter Landing.
Both of those events will run from 5pm to 9pm.
Fireworks Near The Villages
The projector light show is a nice touch, but if it doesn’t quite feel like the Fourth to you without fireworks, you will have to go for a little drive.
Here are some great places to check out fireworks near The Villages:
Mount Dora (July 3rd)
Mount Dora is known for its annual Fourth of July parade and fireworks, but this year, the fireworks will actually take place on July 3rd!
Festivities begin at 4 PM with live music, featuring Kid’s Zone with lots of fun activities, food trucks, beverages, and plenty of fun for everyone. Live entertainment this year will be featuring Sean Holcomb, Nashville artist Bailey Callahan, and Diamond Dixie.
The festivities at Elizabeth Evans Park will end with a spectacular fireworks over Lake Dora.
Leesburg (July 4th)
The biggest fireworks show that is close to The Villages happens every year in Leesburg.
This year is no different, as they have tons of excitement planned for visitors.
Fabulous entertainment begins at 6pm on the Jenkins Auto Group Stage with the band Hypersona.
A Free Kids Zone filled with bounce houses, slides, and other inflatables.
A water ski show will take place at 7:30 pm and Fireworks start at 9pm.
It does not appear there will be any public fireworks shows in Ocala this year:
A big dud: No public July 4th fireworks planned in Ocala/Marion County (Ocala Star Banner)
Walt Disney World and Epcot
If the grandchildren are visiting, the Fourth of July is usually a great time to take them to Walt Disney World.
Fireworks are finally returning to Walt Disney World and Epcot on July 1, but the “special” holiday fireworks are reportedly on hold for the time being.
Know of other fireworks shows going on near The Villages? Leave a comment down below and I’ll update this list.