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									                        NEWS RELEASE FROM THE
             KISSIMMEE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
May 22, 2006
                                          For Immediate Release
     “The City of Kissimmee Prepares for an exciting July 4th Celebration”
Kissimmee, FL - The City of Kissimmee will hold it’s Annual July Fourth Celebration on
Tuesday, July 4, 2006 from 3:00pm until 9:00pm at Kissimmee’s Lakefront Park. The afternoon will be
full of entertainment and activities for everyone. Entertainment will include three stages with selections
for everyone’s listening pleasure.
          On the Land of the Free Stage, located in the south park, guests can enjoy the bluegrass sounds
of Handpicked, featuring some of Orlando’s best pickers. Rodeo Drive takes the stage next performing
some of Country Music’s hottest tunes and will also be the opening act for the main event. At 7:00pm
National country recording star Chad Brock will take the stage to get the crowd ready for our Fireworks
Finale.
          Also in the South Park, you will be amazed by the Extreme Sports show featuring their infamous
“Hoopty Lincoln” launching device. The show features former X-Games medalist Rob Nolli and several
other amazing athletes. They will thrill you with the way these bikes defy gravity.
          Do you like to salsa dance? On the Americana Midway stage located between the North and
South parks, we will have the sounds of the Islands complete with Mariachi Band, Caribbean Crew and a
DJ throughout the afternoon.
          In the North Park, the Uncle Sam stage will take you back to the good old days with the golden
harmonies of our Barbershop Quartet. Then take a jaunt back to the “40’s” with the Starlight Sisters.
Inspired by the Andrew Sisters from the big band era, this trio will delight with a repertoire from the 20’s,
30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Traditional picnic style games for great prizes will also take place on the Land of the
Free stage.
          In addition to all the staged entertainment, there will be an arts and crafts show, free Bingo with
great prizes, a water ski show, kids’ games and much more! Kid activities will be endless, with free snow
cones, slides, and an interactive kid’s area all afternoon and evening long, thanks to KUA. There will also
be a free kids craft area, free karaoke in the Community House, strolling street performers, food festival
and more! Additional activities (fee based ) will be located in the north and south park areas including
climbing walls, games and more.
          Ready for a BLAST? The fireworks show, co-sponsored by Kissimmee Utility Authority, held on
Lake Tohopekaliga will blast off at approximately 9pm. Want to beat the heat???? Cool yourself down
with free admission to the misting tents located throughout the festival.
          Want the best seats in the house? For $5 you can purchase a wristband that will grant you
bleacher seating for the Extreme Sports shows and the Fireworks show. Seating is limited and can only
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be purchased on July 4 from our Information Booths.
          Are you concerned about parking? The City of Kissimmee will provide a free off-site bus shuttle
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service (on July 4 Only) from the Albertson’s at Town Corral Plaza in Kissimmee, located on the corner
of John Young Parkway and Highway 192. To make traveling easier once you are at the event, the
Mount Dora trolley will be shuttling guests between festival sites. Preferred parking at the Kissimmee
Civic Center will be available for a fee at a first-come, first-served basis. Admission to the event is free!
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          Kissimmee’s July 4 Celebration is sponsored by City of Kissimmee Parks and Recreation
Department, KUA, RE/MAX Executive Group, KB Homes, Embarq, Osceola County, Osceola News
Gazette, and the Kissimmee Tourist Development Council. For more information, the pubic may
contact the Kissimmee Parks and Recreation Special Events line at 407-93-EVENT (407-933-8368). **
Agenda subject to change, please no alcohol, personal fireworks or pets in the park.
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For more information, contact Stacie Miller or Brandi Nice, Parks and Recreation Department at 407.847.2388
             or fax: 407.847.6966. Visit the City of Kissimmee Parks and Recreation web site at
                                     www.kissimmeeparksandrec.com
2006 July 4th Celebration Entertainment Line-Up
Land of the Free Stage (South Lakefront Park)

3:00 – 3:45pm      Handpicked (Bluegrass)
4:00 – 4:45pm      Rodeo Drive (Country)
5:00 – 5:45pm      Handpicked
6:00 – 6:45pm      Rodeo Drive
7:30 – 8:45pm      National Country Recording Star Chad Brock

Extreme Sports Show (Located by the Bleachers in the South Park Parking Lot)
3:45pm
4:45pm
5:45pm
7:00pm

Americana Midway Stage (Located between the North and South Parks)
4:00 – 4:40pm   Mariachi Band
5:00 – 6:00pm   DJ
6:00 – 7:00pm   Caribbean Crew



Uncle Sam Stage (North Lakefront Park)
3:00 – 3:45pm    Pony Express Cloggers
4:00 – 4:45pm    Barbershop Quartet
5:00 – 5:45pm    Games on Stage
6:00 – 6:45pm    Barbershop Quartet
7:00 – 7:45pm    Games on Stage
8:00 – 8:45pm    Starlight Sisters

Diamond Waterski Show
3:30pm
5:30pm

Berlinsky Community House
3:00 – 4:00pm   Free Bingo
4:00 – 8:00pm   Free Arts and Crafts with Ms. Joanne
5:00 – 8:00pm   Free Karaoke

Fireworks Show
Approximately 9pm Lake Toho

								
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