SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

June 27, 2016 16:46 ET

Celebrate Independence Day at Highball & Harvest for Family-Friendly Fun

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes Organizes a True American Celebration With a DJ, Treats, Prizes and More!

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2016) - The Fourth of July is a time for family, friends, and barbecue. This year, gather friends and family and let Highball & Harvest, the signature farm-to-table restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, do the grilling for you while you enjoy entertainment, finger-licking good food, and family-friendly fun.

The festivities begin July 4 at 6 p.m. when guests arrive at the handsomely stylish restaurant to the sounds of live DJ entertainment. As the music sets the tone for the evening, guests will encounter a variety of mouthwatering stations, including those for popcorn (with toppings), cotton candy, and cupcake decorating. The adults will be sure to stop by the craft beer station, too.

Complementing these gastronomic enticements is the evening's menu, which emphasizes southern BBQ specialties like slow smoked brisket, salt-crusted red snapper and beer-can chicken. Guests can also fill their plates with kale salad, grilled corn, and watermelon salad while kids enjoy a special menu of chicken tenders, pizza, and veggies.

The Bacon Bar, meanwhile, demands more than one visit with offerings like bacon-wrapped apricots, pork belly sliders and chocolate-covered bacon.

To complement the enticing menu, each guest will enjoy two complimentary drink tickets for Florida craft beers, cask wines, and handcrafted cocktails.

While Highball & Harvest promises a palate-pleasing evening, the menu is just one of many attractions. Guests will also partake of games like a watermelon-eating competition, corn hole, and life-size Jenga, while the kids will enjoy Ritz Kids activities and competitions like tug-of-war and three-legged races. Little ones can also expend some of their energy in the bounce house, while both adults and kids have the chance to win prizes throughout the evening.

At 9 p.m., the celebration will conclude with a fireworks display as lavish as the luxury hotel itself. Between the food, the fun, and the fireworks, Independence Day may just become your favorite holiday of the year, and a great way to spend time with the whole family. Reserve your space today, and call 407-393-4648.

Tickets are $69 for adults and $30 for children ages 12 and under, not including tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. For more information, click here.

About The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Situated on 500 acres of protected tropical landscape, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes welcomes visitors with impeccable service, luxurious amenities and 18 holes of unparalleled golf. Guests will enjoy views of the gardens, lakes or golf course from their accommodations, which feature personal balconies as well as no fewer than 11 dining destinations that incorporate sustainability and culinary innovation. The 40,000-sq.-ft. spa offers the perfect ending to a day spent in the state-of-the-art fitness center or on the Greg Norman-designed golf course, where innovative programs like the Caddie Concierge and FootGolf complement excellent traditional play. While guests have plenty to explore off property with theme parks and the Kennedy Space Center close by, they can just as easily make unforgettable memories through the resort's numerous recreation opportunities. These include kayaking, fishing and eco-tours along Shingle Creek, the Headwaters of the Everglades. For reservations, please call (800) 542-8680, or visit

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates over 90 hotels and resorts in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information, or reservations, visit the company web site at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

Contact Information

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    The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
    4012 Central Florida Parkway
    Orlando, Florida 32837
    (407) 206-2400