Fourth of July in Avalon Park
Bike Parade, Apple Pie Bake-Off, Porch Decorating Contest
Start your summer off with a bang at the Avalon Park Fourth of July Festival Monday, July 4th, 5-9 pm. This annual patriotic community festival celebrating our great country will feature a wet/dry bounce park, community performances, an apple pie bake-off, bike parade and fireworks at 9 p.m.
The day-long celebration begins at 8 a.m. with the Annual Avalon Park Foundation Firecracker 5K. Run, jog, walk, stroll or roll through Downtown Avalon Park at this festive family fun run all while supporting the grants and scholarship programs provided by the Avalon Park Foundation. Online registration is now live here and the first 150 participants will receive a commemorative patriotic medal.
Want to showcase your baking skills? Join this year’s Apple Pie Bake-Off, sponsored by All-Star Dance, by bringing your homemade apple pie to 12001 Avalon Lake Drive, Ste. D, between 5 and 6 pm on July the 4th. Three local judges, including 2-time bake-off winner, Courtney Englert, will be judging entries starting at 6 pm. Participants are encouraged to pre-register online here or in person at All Star Dance. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and announced at 7:30 pm at the Town Park Stage during the 4th of July Festival in Downtown Avalon Park.
Get the whole family together to decorate bikes, strollers and wagons and head to the Avalon Park YMCA at 5:30 pm on July 4th, for the Annual Bike Parade around Avalon Lake. Participants are encouraged to register online or at the YMCA beforehand. Prizes will be awarded directly after the parade for Most Patriotic and Best Group.
This year the National Anthem will be performed by The Avalon School of Music teacher, Selina. Selina, an incredible local opera singer, graduated from Stetson University and currently teaches vocal performance at Valencia College. She continues to perform in numerous local productions. With her highly refined tone, developed vocal technique, and beautiful sound, she consistently leaves her audiences in awe! Selina continues to share the gift of music by teaching Voice, Piano, and Violin at the Avalon School of Music! Join us at Founder’s Square for a presentation of the Flag and National Anthem performance right before the fireworks at 9 pm!
Avalon Park residents are also encouraged to showcase their patriotic spirit all month by participating in the Porch Decorating Contest. Nominations must be received by July 1st at 5 pm to be included in the judging. There will be three winners announced at 7:30 pm during the 4th of July Celebration in Downtown Avalon Park. All nominations (self-nominations are acceptable) can be sent to [email protected] or by calling 407-249-9395.
As always there are opportunities for the community participate with a community performance by filling out the online performance request, set up a vendor booth or even showcase their business with a sponsorship.
Thank you to the sponsors that make this event possible: Avalon Park Group, The Flats at Avalon Park, Leland Management, Avalon Park POA and Avalon Park COA.
For more information on this annual event and other Avalon Park Events visit AvalonParkOrlando.com or call 407-658-6565.
Check out these business specials that will be happening during the event:
Stop by the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu booth on July 4th, where there will be discount flyers, program information and a chance to win some great prizes from the prize wheel. On the prize wheel people will get a chance to win discounts on membership programs, free T-shirts, free private lessons, and more.
We will also be offering free Self-defense instruction/techniques for anyone who is willing to participate right in front of our school. No experience is required! It is our goal to connect with as many people as possible to spread self-defense awareness to the AP community. If anyone has questions or situations, they might ever think of in regarding self-defense, I want to make myself available to answer any questions for both kids and adults.
Visit www.gjjorlando.com where you can watch a video on Youth program Bullyproof. Also, they can watch a video on our beginner’s Adult program Gracie Combatives.
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok: @graciejiujitsueastorlando
10 Day Free trials can be schedule by either calling or texting 407-990-2907.
Spoleto will be doing FREE samples of our pastas and mini cannolis all evening! Stop by their booth in front of the Marketplace!
Follow them on social media for up-to-date news and events: @spoletoitalian
At Avalon Tavern, we’ll have a Rum Bar outdoors with rum cocktail pouches featuring LUGO’S Craft Pitorro Rum with 3 different cocktails options to purchase on the go. We will have live music, pizza and wings, craft cocktails, and a VIP section seating for amazing firework views. Reservations details are being defined, but customers can call in to make a reservation now.
The Sand Stand offers family-friendly fun for everyone! Pop on by and fill your own decorative bottles with colorful sand, starting at $5! Glass bottles are $10!
Various plants will also be sold, ranging from $8-$20!
Seaside Sista Soap Company is a natural skincare brand that offers luxury, organic bath products. All made with trustworthy ingredients in carefully handcrafted batches.
Get our soaps, scrubs, facial sets, moisturizers, herbs, and more. While you’re here, ask about our fun on-site mini bath experience!
Stop by and meet Candidate for Orange County Commissioner District 4, Mercedes Fonseca! While at her booth, grab your FREE candy filled patriotic goody bags and don’t forget to show your patriotism with your red, white, and blue glow stick bracelet…. while supplies last!
Tracy Cakes is serving delicious strawberry shortcake made with pound cake, strawberries, and whipped cream. There will also be a gluten free option.
Infinitum Terra: Handmade headbands and bows.
The WOW Show
A captivating and magnetic entertainer, illusionist DREW THOMAS has been seen by over 100 million people worldwide and his appearances as a finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” television’s #1 rated summer show, have exposed audiences all over the world to his engaging and approachable new brand of magic. The WOW Show is his newest culmination of expert sleight of hand, grand illusion and audience interaction packaged into a “WOW” experience available for your private parties and corporate events. Experience the “WOW” first hand as part of the 4th of July Celebration at Avalon Park. Main stage appearance and hourly performances at The WOW Show booth! Enter to WIN a FREE WOW Show for your upcoming BIRTHDAY PARTY valued at $500! www.wowshow.info
We will have 10%off in all 4th of July home décor and bracelets.
Offering bracelets for adults and kids in different colors and materials, jewelry holders hand made, and painted and distress pictures frames, acrylic paintings, upcycle home décor.
Oh My Delights will be selling homemade desserts such as:
- Brazilian fudge balls “brigadeiro”
- Cake slices
- Cookie cups with diferentes fillings
- Brownies baked/filled with dulce de leche, peanut butter or nutella
- Mini bundt cakes
- “Happiness Cup”, includes brownies pieces, cake pieces, fudge, fresh berries, oreos, peanut butter etc in a cup.
- Brazilian fudge balls in a skewer
- Kids Cake Kit that they can decorate themselves
- @ohmy.delights ( https://www.instagram.com/ohmy.delights/ )
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