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22nd Annual 4th of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM | Free | 407-599-3463
The City of Winter Park is celebrating its 22nd Annual 4th of July Celebration Tuesday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to noon, in Central Park. Festivities will begin at 9 a.m. from the main stage with an “Oath of Allegiance” naturalization ceremony for 20 citizenship applicants. Mayor Steve Leary will then offer remarks and congratulate our new American citizens on their historic milestone. Wear your red, white and blue, bring a blanket or beach chair, and gather with family and friends to enjoy this Winter Park tradition.
The celebration will feature live patriotic music performed by the Bach Festival Choir and Brass, and the Americana Quartet. The exciting “Kid’s Zone” from 9 a.m. to noon will include carnival midway games with prizes, mini “touch-a-truck” area, train ride, inflatable slide, patriotic decoration station, and various games. A children’s bike parade from Morse Boulevard to Garfield Avenue (new route this year) will occur at 10:30 a.m. Free hot dogs, watermelon, slushy ice drinks and water will be available for all to enjoy, while supplies last. Help support the event vendors by purchasing chips and a soda to go with your hot dog.
In conjunction with city festivities, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will celebrate 22 years on Park Avenue with its annual Independence Day Open House. The museum, which is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of work by American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, will provide FREE admission to its galleries from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Also in downtown Winter Park, The Winter Park History Museum, located at 200 W. New England Ave. (north end of the Farmers’ Market building) will be open (free admission) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please stop by to see the current exhibition, Winter Park: The War Years 1941-1945, Home Front Life in an American Small Town.
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