Red Hot & Boom is an annual Independence Day event presented by the City of Altamonte Springs and XL 106.7 at Cranes Roost Park in Uptown Altamonte. The crowd is expected to be in excess of 100,000 people.
Known for serving up chart-topping hits from some of the hottest internationally known recording artists, Red Hot & Boom has a tradition of hosting bands and performers considered to be on the rise. Household names like ‘N Sync, Neon Trees, Hot Chelle Rae and Mat Kearney have all graced the stage in Cranes Roost Park.
This year’s lineup includes the world-famous Jonas Brothers, along with Chris Wallace, MKTO and more.
Crane Roost Lake (Photo credit: a n i. Y.)
Getting there and getting home
Careful planning will pay off when it comes to getting to Red Hot & Boom and will result in a smooth ride home. People driving to the event should find a place to park in the direction they need to go when they leave. Traffic will be restricted on some streets close to the start of the fireworks show, and some streets will have one-way traffic after the event to help speed the flow of traffic. Visit http://uptownaltamonte.com/files/2013041914265505.pdf for traffic notes and tips for an easy ride home. For those who live nearby, walking is a great option.
Red Hot & Boom will take place on July 3 – regardless of the weather. Storms can cause the fireworks to be delayed, but the show will go on. Emergency service providers, including the Altamonte Springs Police Department, Seminole County Fire Department, Seminole County Sheriff’s Department and other agencies have plans in place to deal with the threat of severe weather. Heat can also take its toll, and people are strongly urged to stay hydrated. First aid tents will be staffed by fire and paramedic crews to deal with medical issues.
Happy 4th of July! Independence Day Fireworks! (Photo credit: a n i. Y.)
Red Hot & Boom has a reputation for putting on the BIGGEST AND BEST fireworks show in Central Florida, and this year will be no different. The fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 pm(weather permitting). The show, produced by Pyro Shows Inc. is choreographed to both today’s hits and patriotic favorites. The music is simulcast on XL 106.7 FM. More than 10,000 fireworks will be used in the 25 minute show.
The first band takes the stage shortly after 4:00 pm and the final artist doesn’t wrap up until after the fireworks show. This year’s lineup features Jonas Brothers, Chris Wallace, MKTO, Melissa Gorga, Stefano, Nikki Williams and the winner of XL 106.7’s “Next Big Thing” contest.
Food and drink
There will be plenty of food and beverages for sale, as well as novelties available for purchase. Over 40 vendors will be on site and many popular restaurants will have booths, including Bubbalou’s Bodacious BBQ Altamonte Springs, Café Murano, Clawdaddys, International Food Concessions, Lemon Bar Lemonade, Lucky Dog Hot Dogs, Seaside Events Kettle Corn, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Sweets 4 U, WK Events, Dippity’s Ice Cream & Italian Ice, Dixon Shaved Ice, Simply Yogurt, Unique Foods Ice Cream, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice and Bianco’s.
Items to leave at home
Guests who bring tote bags, backpacks, strollers and similar items may be subject to inspection. Coolers, glass containers, pets and personal fireworks are not allowed.
For more information, please visit http://uptownaltamonte.com/