By Katelyn Colley, Intern Correspondent for The Apopka Voice and Staff Reports

The town of Apopka will hold its annual 4th of July celebration next week at the Apopka Amphitheater. The event will include fireworks, food and a concert for a night of family fun.

This year’s musical guest will be C’Nergy Music, an Orlando-based group known for their hit-of-the-decade variety shows, jazz melodies and 40 Latin songs. The award-winning band members hope to give Apopka residents a taste of Orlando culture and a chance to wind down for summer fun.

“It means everything to us to be able to say that we played at the Apopka Amphitheater where so many cool jazz musicians performed,” said C’Nergy member Frankie Donnovan. “We love all types of music, and as a top 40 band, you can trust attendees can expect to disconnect from everyday life and enjoy the Cnergy experience.”

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Independence Day in Apopka

Free family event at the Apopka Amphitheater

  • Date: Monday, July 4, 2022
  • Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Fireworks after the concert)
    • (Activities at 6 p.m., Music at 7 p.m. and Fireworks at 9 p.m.)
  • Location: Apopka Amphitheater (3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway)
  • Including: Food, face painting, balloon art, climbing tower, bouncing houses, bungee trampoline, fireworks, and more!
  • Cost: The concert and parking are free. No ticket is required.
  • Further information: Seats are available in the amphitheater. Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn.

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Besides music and fireworks, the Independence Day celebration will also include opportunities for children to be entertained. According to the government website Apopka, activities such as bouncy houses, face painting, balloon art and bungee trampolining will kick off at night.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets, as the Apopka Amphitheater seats 5,000 people on the lawn alone. The Great Hall also maximizes views of the fireworks display, which is watched by thousands of attendees each year.

Admission and parking for this event are free. The activities will begin at 6 p.m., the concert will start at 7 p.m. and the evening will end with a fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Traffic alert:

Directions to park and exit the 4th of July celebration at the Apopka Amphitheater

From Apopka Police Department

The Apopka Police Department would like to advise those attending our free, family-friendly July 4th celebration on Monday, July 4, 2022 of an upcoming traffic alert.

Each gate at the North West Recreation Complex/Apopka Amphitheater will have certain authorized exit directions (as indicated by the yellow arrows on the parking exit map). Gate 4 is the only open gate after the fireworks to pick up anyone. The only entrance for Gate 4 is on Appy Lane.

Please note: Parking is available throughout the North West Recreation Complex. On the parking map, Gate 2 is reserved for disabled parking and Gate 5 is reserved for additional parking.

Handle fireworks with care

From the Apopka Fire Department

We wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July! The Apopka Fire Department wants to help protect your family from injury this year.

While we encourage you to attend public fireworks like the one at the Apopka Amphitheater on Monday, July 4, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., we also want to provide you with some fire safety tips. artifice to ensure your safety:

1) Use fireworks only outdoors, away from dry grass, houses and trees.

2) Light one firework at a time and keep a safe distance.

3) Keep a bucket of water and a hose nearby in case you need to put out a fire or fireworks.

4) Soak used and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding.

5) Never allow young children to handle fireworks.

6) Anyone using or standing near fireworks should wear eye protection and earplugs.

7) Keep hand sanitizer or other flammable items away from the fireworks area.