Celebrate with a bang

Fourth of July is rapidly approaching. It’s a time to recognize America’s independence, barbecue with family and friends, and watch a colorful array of fireworks sparkle in the night sky. Undoubtedly, our hearts will burst with pride for the red, white, and blue.

Several towns in Lake County will celebrate Fourth of July in grand style. Spectators can engage in fun and fellowship throughout the day with friends and family members while waiting for the evening fireworks display. Each event is free.

Tavares: Festivities begin July 4 at Wooton Park at 4 p.m. There will also be kid’s activities, food vendors, and a spectacular parade that begins at 5 p.m. on Main Street and winds around to Ruby Street. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. over Lake Dora.

Mount Dora: This city’s “Freedom on the Waterfront” celebration will be held July 3 at Elizabeth Evans Park from 5-9:30 p.m. The event includes live music and a fireworks show after sunset.

Groveland: This city’s “Star Spangled Spectacular” event is held July 4 at Lake Catherine Blueberries. The event, which takes place from 4-11:45 p.m., features a video game truck, a dunk tank, face painting, pony rides, Dunkin’ Donuts and watermelon-eating contests, and hula hoop games.

Leesburg: Touted as “Lake County’s largest fireworks display,” the Leesburg celebration begins July 4 at 6 p.m. Held at Venetian Gardens, the event includes a kid’s play zone, a concert, balloon artist, photo booth, a waterski show, and festive foods. There will also be a live performance from The WildFlowers, a Tom Petty Tribute band.

Clermont: Clermont’s “Red, White, and Boom!” event will be held July 4 from 6-10 p.m. at Waterfront Park. Fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m., and live entertainment will be provided by Gary Roland and the Landsharks.

Eustis: Eustis will hold its Independence Day celebration July 5 at Waterfront Park from 5-9:30 p.m. Festivities will include a waterski show, a bounce house, arts and crafts, face painting, sailboat rides, and a Jeep show downtown.

 

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