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Celebrating Independence Day in Orlando

I-4 Fest
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There are some really great choices this coming week for celebrating Independence Day in and around Orlando. The listed events feature live music and have special themed events scheduled, many feature fireworks or at least a view of fireworks. It’s the perfect time to catch some terrific live music and celebrate the holiday.

Celebrating Independence Day in Orlando
Kat Coffin

July 3

Cranes Roost Park - 274 Cranes Roost Blvd. (Altamonte Springs) – Red, Hot and Boom kicks off at 4 p.m. and features live music from Alex Angelo, Alex & Sierra, Echosmith, Ingrid Michaelson, American Authors and A Great Big World. This is a FREE event and will be simulcast on XL 106.7. There will be fireworks at around 9:30 p.m. No pets, coolers or personal fireworks are allowed.

Café Murano - 309 Cranes Roost Blvd. (Altamonte Springs) – There will be live music by Skin Deep. Call for a reserved seat to enjoy dining, dancing and fireworks. All seats will be by reservation only.

Wall Street Plaza - 19 N. Orange Ave. - Red, White & Brew block party with live music from The Lighter Exchange, drink specials and more during the two day celebration.

July 4

Austin’s Coffee and Film - 929 W. Fairbanks Ave. – Enjoy a day filled with live music, an art fair and homemade baked goods at the ninth annual I-4 fest. There will be 26 bands on two stages including The Adolescent Theory, Allura Luna, Boss Omnivore, Bucket of Nails, Free Fall, Grizzly Atoms, Happy Valley, Irrelephant, Jahnopa, Lauren Galant, Luscious Lisa, Moonmen from Mars, Oklahoma Stackhouse, Raspberry Pie, Sterling Schroeder, Succulent Thing, Tam Tam the Sandwich Man and the Magical Sugar Cookies, Uncle Tonto, The Woolly Bushmen, Yogurt Smoothness, Brian Killeen, John Cunningham, Roger CorVette, Sol rey, Studebaker Hawk and Zubora for this day long music festival. This is also the CD release show for Moonmen from Mars’ debut “The Horrors of Dr. Jones.” Tickets are $5 and the event starts at noon.

Celebration Town Center - 610 Sycamore St., Suite 210 (Celebration) – The second annual Sci-Fi 4th of July in Celebration featuring live music, a movie themed costume contest and Town Center’s KidZone with an assortment of inflatable games, including a jousting area, bounce houses, face painting and more. There will be live music by Oliver’s Queen, Carly Jo Jackson, Gina Marie Incandela, DJ Tami and The Dixieland Jazz Band. Parking and admission are FREE.

West End Trading Company - 202 S. Sanford Ave. (Sanford) – Familygang’s “ABEARICA” 4 of July party featuring live music by Phraydoe Peans, American Jesus, Tears of a Tyrant, Succulent Thing, Ferrum Dei, Trini Elev8, T Jenkins, Boss Omnivore, Brigitte Hart, Roger Corvette and Shaman Treez as well as DJ sets from Dixxlephunk, DJ Cub and DJ Jay Mob. There is an American themed costume contest and drink specials for this FREE event. The doors open at 7 p.m.

Fort Mellon Park - 600 East First St. (Sanford) - Star Spangled Sanford 2014 featuring fireworks, live entertainment, kid’s activities and more from 5-10 p.m. There will be live music from The Actomatics, The Paul Stott Group and more at this FREE event.

Wall Street Plaza - 19 N. Orange Ave. - Red, White & Brew block party celebration with live music from the Lighter Exchange, drink specials and of course the Red, White & Brew Karaoke Competition.

Lake Eola - 195 N Rosalind Ave. – The annual Fireworks at the Fountain event from 4-10 p.m. There will be fireworks and music by Good Luck Penny, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and Orlando Concert Band. The fireworks are expected to blast off at 9:10 p.m.

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