MORE THAN 100,000 EXPECTED TO ATTEND FIREWORKS AT THE FOUNTAIN IN DOWNTOWN
Mayor Buddy Dyer Invites Orlando to
Celebrate 4th of July
With Booming Fireworks Over Lake Eola
WHAT: Mayor Buddy Dyer encourages
Orlando citizens and visitors to celebrate Independence Day with Fireworks at
the Fountain for the 28th patriotic celebration of fun, food, entertainment and
fanfare at Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando.
Fireworks at the Fountain brings live entertainment throughout Lake Eola for all
ages and interests, from the Colgate Country Showdown – a local, country version
of American Idol, to the patriotic instrumentals of the Orlando Concert Band and
the sounds of hard rock and smooth melody at the Classic Rock stage.
Also, the Children’s Area provides fun activities, storytelling and games in
addition to Lake Eola’s playground, to entertain the family while waiting for
the big fireworks display.
At 9:15 p.m., Mayor Dyer will kick off the unique fireworks display, which will
feature approximately 20 minutes of colors, sounds and “booms” filling the air
to commemorate the 2005 Fourth of July celebration. Attendees of Fireworks at
the Fountain should get there early to reserve their spot around Lake Eola to
view the City’s fireworks display.
Delicious and affordable July 4th cuisine will be available throughout Lake Eola
including BBQ, turkey legs, gyros, Spanish and Chinese food, as well as
traditional hamburgers, sausages and curly fries. Two beer and wine gardens
featuring a variety beverages will be on-site for those ages 21 and up.
Carnival-style food will also be on-hand such as kettle korn, cotton candy, sno-cones
and ice cream. Additionally, families can also pack a picnic meal to bring to
For full details on parking, restricted items for Lake Eola Park and other event
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WHO: Mayor Buddy Dyer and local elected officials
Family, friends and citizens of Orlando
WHEN: Monday, July 4, 2005
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
Amphitheater Entertainment Schedule
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Day Band
4:45 – 5:15 p.m. Marital Arts Performance
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Colgate Country Showdown
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Orlando Concert Band
9:00 p.m. Mayor’s Welcome, National Anthem and 21-Gun Salute
Children’s Area Entertainment Schedule
4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Library Storytelling
5:45 – 6:15 p.m. Day Band
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Library Storytelling
7:15 p.m. Martial Arts
WHERE: Lake Eola Park
MEDIA 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. – Best window for both interview and visual
WINDOW: Please contact Brie Turek to confirm interviews with Mayor Buddy Dyer
and to work on specific elements you may need (sunset visuals of the City’s
downtown skyline, fireworks display over Lake Eola, entertainment at specific
MEDIA Brie Turek (407) 383-2073
CONTACTS: Laura Bornfreund (407) 256-4426
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