Your Guide to 4th of July in Orlando
June 21, 2011, 4:22 am
Orlando is a city that knows how to throw a party, and perhaps the biggest parties occur on the 4th of July. There will be no shortage of events for Floridians or tourists to attend this year to help celebrate our independence day. To kick things off properly join the Altamonte Springs 16th Annual Red Hot & Boom! at Cranes Roost Lake in Altamonte Springs on July 3, 2011. The event is presented by Wells Fargo, and will have live entertainment by XL106.7 Radio. The tentative line-up is XL’s “The Next Best Thing” contest winner at 4:10 followed by Shontelle, Mat Kearney, Cody Simpson, Hot Chelle Rae, Paper Tongues, and All Star Weekend. There will be children’s activities, vendor booths, food, drink and a 25 minute fireworks display synchronized with a mix of patriotic and musical hits of today. Visitors are asked to leave coolers, personal fireworks and pets home because they won’t be allowed inside. The event takes place from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm at 45-acre Cranes Roost Park located off just off I-4 on S.R. 436 in Altamonte Springs.
The main attraction every independence day is “Fireworks Over the Fountain” at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. It all goes down on Monday, July 4th from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm. All proud Americans will gather to celebrate our the anniversary of our nation’s independence and the unveiling of the new retro fitted Lake Eola Fountain. There will be music, family entertainment, and food and beverages for sale. The evening will appropriately end with a firework display over the brand new fountain and will include a patriotic water, light and sound show immediately following the fireworks. Lake Eola Park is located at 195 N. Rosalind Avenue and circles Lake Eola.