Red, White & Kaboom is back. In honor of the annual Independence Day celebration on Sun., July 3 at 6 p.m., we’ve decided to answer commonly asked questions about the event.
What is it?
A free Independence Day celebration on Lake Mirror’s Frances Langford Promenade featuring music, food, and fireworks. Guests are asked to bring canned food items to the event, which will go to Volunteers in Service to the Elderly. Donations can also be made online or by texting FEEDLAKELAND to 50155.
What’s the schedule?
- 5 p.m. | Food trucks arrive
- 6 p.m. | Music by The Franchise Players featuring Andrew Luv
- 9 p.m. | Fireworks
The Franchise Players featuring Andrew Luv, an Orlando-based R&B and soul band known for singles like “I Just Wanna Say Thank You” and “This Feeling.” Following their show in Lakeland, you can find them in Auburndale on Mon., July 4 at Lake Ariana Park.
Are there bathrooms?
You can find restrooms at the Lake Mirror Auditorium (121 S. Lake Ave.). Additionally, there are free public portalets around Lake Mirror, including ADA-accessible restrooms at each station.
Where should I park?
Street parking, parking garages, and parking lots are free + unlimited on weekends. Check out our full guide to downtown parking here.
What can I eat?
If you’re craving something savory, try:
- Big Hot Box
- Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
- Rolling Gourmet
- Breezy Eazy Bistro
- Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese
- Jimmy’s Famous Seafood
Satisfy your sweet tooth at:
Can I bring alcohol?
Yes, but no glass bottles or containers.
Can I bring my pets?
You can bring leashed pets. Just remember: not all pets love fireworks as much as their human counterparts do.
What if it rains?
Events will take place regardless of the weather. Come prepared with a rain jacket or personal umbrella, but no tents or umbrellas that need to be staked.
Any lingering questions? The City of Lakeland answers them here.