Red Hot and Boom 2012, 4th of July Altamonte Springs
Red Hot and Boom
274 Cranes Roost Blvd
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Red Hot & Boom is one of the premier firework shows in Central Florida. Watch from the Altamonte Mall or from another location and tune into XL 106.7 to hear the corresponding fireworks music. It’s a show not to be missed and is reportedly the most widely attended 4th of July celebration in the Orlando area every year with over 100,000 people watching fireworks. Its popularity continues to grow out of the fact that the show always occurs on the night of July 3rd, giving the Orlando community an option to stay out late with their friends and family, watch fireworks, and not have to worry about going to work or school the next morning on July 4th. The festivities take place at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs with live music performances starting at 4pm and ending at 11pm with a fireworks display starting around 9:30pm……..when its officially dark. It takes place over Cranes Roost Lake right by the Altamonte Mall on state road 436. This event is FREE!
The first Red Hot & Boom started in the late nineties, and many wondered why the city of Altamonte Springs would do something so ridiculous as celebrating a national holiday on a different day. Fast forward to over a decade later, the city of Altamonte Springs looks like a group of geniuses, for celebrating the 4th on the 3rd. Red Hot & Boom always features live music on a stage floating in the lake, complete with booths along the way selling food, beverages, and random 4th of July type stuff.
The show is sponsored by the city of Altamonte Springs and local radio station XL 106.7.
Special Unlocked Orlando Tips for Red Hot & Boom
-If you don’t want to deal with huge crowds and parking, you can watch the show from afar and turn your radio to XL 106.7 where the music playing during the fireworks is simulcast over the radio, somewhat making it appear at least that you’re up close watching the show. You can take many back roads such as Douglas Avenue, Hattaway Drive, Palm Springs Drive, Wymore Rd., and Maitland Avenue and find places to park and watch the show from that point and then you can try to beat the traffic by staying close to those roads and leaving immediately after the show.
- East Central Parkway will be closed off, so if you’re expecting that to be your escape route………..find another route.
- Coolers, pets and personal fireworks are not allowed and discouraged, so we recommend carrying a bottle of water with you or possibly a small backpack if you feel the need to bring food and/or supplies.
- Although Altamonte Springs is not the most pedestrian friendly city, this night out of all other nights is a good time to park far away and walk, possibly up to a mile and a half away. At most it will take 15 minutes each way, but that might save you from spending over an hour and a half in the car.
- Don’t rule out using bug spray, the event does take place over a lake and it’s the summer………remember the mosquitoes are out on July 3rd too.