MAYOR BUDDY DYER INVITES ORLANDO TO CELEBRATE JULY 4TH AT LAKE EOLA WITH FIREWORKS AT THE FOUNTAIN


MAYOR BUDDY DYER INVITES ORLANDO TO CELEBRATE JULY 4TH AT LAKE EOLA WITH FIREWORKS AT THE FOUNTAIN
 
WHAT:
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer invites Central Florida residents and visitors to attend the 36th annual Fireworks at the Fountain event this Fourth of July at Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando.   Fireworks at the Fountain is the largest and longest running fireworks display in Central Florida.Print
 
New this year, attendees can watch the fireworks at the newly expanded southeast corner of Lake Eola Park, which officially opens to the public on the 4th.  The 1.36 acre expansion includes more prime viewing spots to watch the fireworks, fresh sod, new LED lighting and widened sidewalks.  
 
Fireworks at the Fountain festivities begin at 4 p.m. and spectators are encouraged to arrive early to select their viewing spot. Guests will enjoy live entertainment and a large play area just for kids. Festive Fourth of July cuisine will be available for purchase. The highlight of this event is the patriotic water, light and sound show at 9:05 p.m. followed by a spectacular 20 minute fireworks finale that will begin at 9:10 p.m.
 
VOTE FOR LAKE EOLA:
Guests are encouraged to check-in at Lake Eola Park on Foursquare while visiting the park for Fireworks at the Fountain.  Each check in will help Lake Eola Park in the “America’s Favorite Park” competition, part of Coca-Cola’s “America is Your Park” campaign.  Online voting and more information can be found at coke.com/parks.  The park with the most votes by July 15 wins a $100,000 recreational grant and the title of “America’s Favorite Park.”  
 
LIVE MUSIC:
Live entertainment will be featured on two stages:
Amphitheatre Stage
4:00 – 6:30 p.m. 
 
8:00 p.m. 
Orlando Concert Band
 
8:55 p.m.
Pledge and National Anthem  
 
K92.3 Stage
5:45 – 7:00 p.m.
HayFire
 
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Joel Crouse
 
WHEN:
Thursday, July 4, 2013
4 to 10 p.m.
Lake Eola Fountain show begins at 9:05 p.m.
Fireworks begin at 9:10 p.m.
**Mayor media window 8:45-8:55 p.m. at Lake Eola Bandshell**
 
WHERE:
Lake Eola Park, Downtown Orlando
195 North Rosalind Avenue
 
PARKING:   
The free LYMMO Circulator is recommended for Downtown residents and attendees parking at garages other than the Orange County Library Garage (located at 112 East Pine Street).  LYMMO stop information is located at CityofOrlando.net.
 
Handicapped parking will be available on Rosalind Avenue between Jackson Street and Central Boulevard on July 4 for the event. Please approach the road closure and show the police officer your handicapped designation for parking.

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