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Mayor Buddy Dyer Invites Orlando
July 4th at Lake Eola with Fireworks at the Fountain
Mayor Buddy Dyer invites residents and visitors of Orlando to
attend the annual Fireworks at the Fountain on Monday, July 4,
2011 at Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando. There will be live
entertainment on two stages, a play area for kids and festive
Fourth of July cuisine available for purchase.
Festivities begin at 4 p.m. and spectators are encouraged to
arrive early for a great viewing spot.
New this year, the City will feature the recently renovated Lake
Eola Fountain. Just before the firework show kicks off, the
newly renovated Lake Eola Fountain will be turned on for the
first time and feature a patriotic water, light and sound show
The highlight of this event is a spectacular 15-minute fireworks
display that begins immediately following the fountain display.
For those who are unable to make it to the festivities, the
fountain and firework displays will be shown live in HD on WFTV
Channel 9 beginning at 9:30 p.m.
- The City of Orlando will have a booth
providing attendees with an opportunity to purchase a piece
of the old Lake Eola Fountain. Thanks to District 4
Commissioner Patty Sheehan’s leadership, souvenirs have been
made out of remnants from the original and iconic Lake Eola
Fountain and are available for purchase. All proceeds will
go to benefit the Orlando Community & Youth Trust, Inc.
- Nemours will host a huge kids area
featuring bounce houses, face painting, activities and more.
- Rochelle’s Boots on the Ground will be in
attendance again this year accepting donations towards care
packages for our troops serving in active war zones.
July 4, 2011
4 – 10 p.m.
Show begins at 9:30 p.m.
*Mayor Media Interview Window*: 9:00 – 9:15 p.m. at the Lake
Eola Band Shell
195 North Rosalind Avenue
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 on our website www.cityoforlando.net.
Handicapped parking will be available on Rosalind Avenue between
Jefferson Street and Central Boulevard on July 4th for the
event. Please approach the road closure and show the police
officer your handicapped designation for parking.
4:00 – 4:35 p.m.
Dreams the Band
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
K92FM Texaco Country Showdown
8:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Orlando Concert Band
Pledge and National Anthem
Fountain and Firework Displays!
96 ROCK Stage
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Iced Down Band
96 ROCK and Mama T’z Military Guardian Angels honor our troops
7:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Iced Down Band
FOURTH OF JULY SAFETY REMINDER:
Mayor Dyer and the Orlando Fire Department want to ensure
residents and visitors have a safe Fourth of July holiday
weekend. According to National Fire Protection (NFPA) research,
there are more U.S. fires reported on a typical Independence Day
than on any other day, and fireworks account for more than half
of those fires. In 2009, fireworks caused an estimated 18,000
reported fires. These fires resulted in an estimated $38 million
in direct property damage.
Here are some safety tips from the Orlando Fire Department for
the Fourth of July weekend:
Residents and visitors are encouraged to leave the fireworks to
the professionals. Do not use consumer fireworks.
The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display
conducted by trained professionals.
After a fireworks display, never let children pick up left over
fireworks. They may still be active.
For more information on the Fireworks at the Fountain event,
parking and activities visit