Put on your red, white and blues, and get ready for an action-packed Independence Day celebration at Universal Studios Florida. Live music, an award-winning DJ, summertime foods and of course fantastic pyrotechnic displays are sure to make this your family's best 4th of July ever!
All guests visiting Universal Studios Florida from July 4th through the 6th are invited to join in the celebration, including special entertainment at the Music Plaza stage. Dance and boogie down to the sounds of award-winning DJ M-Squared spinning top hits along with live performances by the high-energy band, Raydio.
Celebrate with Characters
Starting at 6:15 every evening of the event, be on the lookout for stilt walkers and other entertainers. Many of your favorite Universal characters will also be joining you in the Music Plaza area for a massive dance party. With zany characters like the minions getting down to the music, you'll definitely want to have your camera ready!
It wouldn't be the 4th of July without some barbecue, and for this event only, you can actually have your summertime food and drinks delivered right to you at the Music Plaza from Universal Studios’ Classic Monster Cafe. Be sure to download the Official Universal Orlando Resort App before your visit. You can order the summertime foods you crave like smoked ribs, brisket sandwiches, mac n’ cheese, peach cobbler and more, to be sent straight to you while you party!
Riding the Rides
Of course, another great way to celebrate the holiday is by riding all of the amazing Universal Studios attractions. Jam out while catching some G's on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster, located near the stage — or get into a bit of mischief with the Minions on Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem next door. All of the park's spectacular attractions will be open during the event.
Fireworks and More
And it wouldn't be the 4th without pyrotechnics! Experience massive confetti cannons in the sky over the Music Plaza starting at 9 p.m., followed by the colorful Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration at 9:45 p.m. in Central Park. This nighttime show mixes dazzling lights, state-of-art fountain displays, and beautiful pyrotechnic effects together to create a fun and exhilarating show that's perfect for the July 4th festivities
The party kicks off at 5 p.m. each day of the event, July 4th - 6th, and continues until park close at 10 p.m. Access to all of the fun is included in your Universal Studios Florida park ticket! Check out the specific times schedule below for more information, and we'll see you there!
Music Plaza Events:
Live Music featuring Raydio: 5 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.
DJ M-Squared: 5:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9 p.m.
Character Dance Party: 6:15 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Pyrotechnic Display: 9 p.m.
Central Park Events:
Cinematic Celebration: 9:45 p.m.