When it comes to planning a vacation in Orlando, there is one main initial consideration to make: to visit during a summer holiday or not? Of course, the Florida capital of entertainment has an abundance of fun to be had regardless of a holiday, but there’s an extra layer of excitement to enjoy during holiday times.
Summer Holidays in Orlando – Here’s How to Plan
For those of you considering visiting Orlando during a summer holiday, we highly recommend it! You are guaranteed to have an even more significant amount of things to do and see in the city during a summer holiday. To assist with your planning, we’ve compiled some data on the various offerings and events that are taking place during each summer holiday, so you can decide when is the best time for a trip!
Memorial Day in Orlando
Across the nation, Memorial Day is the traditional summer kick-off holiday, and Orlando is no different. From resort pool parties to a Caribbean-style Carnival, Memorial Day weekend is an excellent time to visit. Events are as follows:
–Mega Con Orlando (May 24-27) – This is the South East’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event, attracting over 100,000 fans each year across four big days.
–The Grove’s Summer Kickoff (May 26) – A fun-filled day of water play, food, and drinks at one of Orlando’s newest resorts and water parks.
–Polynesian Luau at The Grove (May 27) – Few things say summer as well as a luau, and few resorts know how to throw one as well as The Grove.
–Annual Orlando Carnival (May 27 – 31st) – Carnival is a family-friendly festival filled with pageantry and a weekend of parties celebrating the culture of the Caribbean.
Summer Solstice (June 21)
The longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer warrants a day well-spent, preferably poolside at the Surfari Water Park.
Fourth of July
The jewel of summer holidays, July 4th is a massive celebration throughout Orlando, and the options of what to do are limitless. Here are a few recommendations:
-Red, Hot & Boom (July 3) – The City of Altamonte Springs and XL 106.7 FM are hosting yet another spectacular Independence Day celebration to honor the birthday of America! Red Hot & Boom will deliver an unforgettable night of great performances, mouthwatering eats, and beautifully synchronized fireworks.
–4th of July at Disney World – As you can imagine, Walt Disney World has a variety of celebrations on deck for the Fourth and the best way to decide which interest you is to visit here. The fireworks at Magic Kingdom are incredible and our favorite way to celebrate.
–Family BBQ at Longboard – If you’re looking for something more traditional, head to The Grove for a classic American BBQ.
–4th of July Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando – Fireworks, pyrotechnics, lasers, and music will be combined to ensure a magnificent fireworks display at SeaWorld.
–Legoland Florida – As with all holidays, LEGOLAND offers a unique twist and tons of legos. On the Fourth, the kids can enjoy creating a giant USA flag out of thousands of LEGO bricks as well as fireworks.
No one wants summer to end, but it is because it ends that EPCOT throws the fabulous International Food and Wine Festival each year, which draws thousands of visitors. By far this is one of our favorite Orlando events out of the entire year. There is a ridiculous amount of delicious food and drinks at EPCOT, and the festival provides a forum for park guests to try it all!
As you can see, the options of when to visit and what to do are plentiful. We advise you to not overthink it, any day in Orlando is a great day with plenty to experience. If you have any questions or need assistance designing your trip, contact us! We are happy to help. We hope you have an incredible vacation!