EUSTIS – The city will be celebrating Independence Day with a Hometown Celebration during its day-long event in Ferran Park, downtown. . The Hometown Celebration begins Saturday, July 4, 2015 at noon and includes free live music, a free kid zone, games, sailboat rides, vendors, food and a spectacular fireworks finale over Lake Eustis at 9:30 p.m.
Entertainment on the bandshell will include:Jerico, the Jeff Howell Blues Band, the Smoking Torpedoes, Paragon Color Guard and Bay Street Theatre.
Kids will love the free Kid Zone where they can experience the new playground structure in Ferran Park, show off their dance moves at Studio 19’s hip-hop dance party and play life-size lawn games including KerPlunk, Jenga and Twister. Other free Kid Zone activities include an obstacle course, bounce house, face painter and balloon animals.
The Eustis Aquatic Center, located in Ferran Park, will be open for a free, open-swim from noon through 4 p.m. The Lake Eustis Sailing Club will be providing sailboat rides and demonstrations on the shores of Lake Eustis in the Park from 5 – 7 p.m.
The public is invited to support our troops overseas with Operation Interdependence. Visit the Day of Service area to create a card and survival bracelet then fill a package with items to be sent to the troops. Before leaving, snap a picture of thanks at the photo booth to include in the package.
“There will be something for everyone to enjoy at this fun-filled family event,” said Erin Bailey, the City’s Event Coordinator. ”We invite attendees to come early and enjoy some great food, games, vendors and music, prior to the fireworks.”
The night will be capped off at 9:30 p.m. with an explosion of fireworks over Lake Eustis. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.