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Cassandra Lafser (407) 246-2182
Mayor Buddy Dyer Invites Orlando to Celebrate
July 4th at Lake Eola with Fireworks at the Fountain
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer invites residents and visitors of Orlando to
attend the 35th annual Fireworks at the Fountain on Wednesday, July 4,
2012 at Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando. The event will feature live
entertainment on two stages, a play area with bounce houses and face
painting for kids, the Orlando Magic interactive RV with video games 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.
Just before the firework show kicks off, there will be a special
patriotic Lake Eola Fountain water, light and sound show for attendees.
The highlight of this event is a spectacular 15-minute fireworks display
that begins immediately following the fountain display.
The City of Orlando will have a booth providing attendees with an
opportunity to purchase a piece of the old Lake Eola Fountain, souvenirs
made out of remnants from the original and iconic fountain. All proceeds
from the sales directly benefit the Orlando Community & Youth Trust,
Inc., a non-profit organization created to support the mission of the
City of Orlando’s Department of Families, Parks, and Recreation. The
funds raised through the sale of these souvenirs will go directly
towards the upkeep and future enhancements at Lake Eola Park in Downtown
Live entertainment on two stages:
98.9 WMMO Local Music Spotlight
Like the Movies
Orlando Concert Band
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
4 – 10 p.m.
Fountain show begins at 9:15 p.m.
Fireworks show begins at 9:20 p.m.
Lake Eola Park
195 North Rosalind Avenue
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 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.
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:
The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display
conducted by trained professionals.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to leave the fireworks to the
professionals. Do not use consumer fireworks.
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