FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April Michael, 407.956.0431, on-site
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 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.
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
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 entertainment will be featured on two stages:
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
WMMO Acoustic Café
Orlando Concert Band
Pledge and National Anthem
5:45 – 7:00 p.m.
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
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**
Lake Eola Park, Downtown Orlando
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 at
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.