Event Details

Yellow sun. Green grass. Blue waves. Everything seems more vivid in the carefree days of summer—but what would the season be without the iconic red, white and blue of Independence Day?

The City of Altamonte Springs and XL 106.7 FM are partnering to deliver a free day of music from the hottest artists, family fun, and of course, one of the best firework displays in the South at the 23rd annual Red Hot & Boom festival on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

As we color the skies with eye popping fireworks and amped up performances, we invite you all to celebrate the birthday of America in Cranes Roost Park.

Event Times & Entertainment

The event is Tuesday, July 3 from 4 to 11 p.m. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting). The show’s choreographed music is simulcast by XL 106.7 FM. There are also live interviews with the artists airing on the station throughout the afternoon and evening. Stay tuned to XL106.7 for weather updates and schedule changes throughout the day.

2018 Artist Lineup:

Join the Conversation

Become a part of the buzz this year and get social! Share how you celebrate Independence Day at Red Hot & Boom using #RHB or #RedHotandBoom. You might just see your post on the big screens at the event.


Food vendors are located throughout the venue around the lake. All food vendors are permitted by and come under the supervision of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).


There are over 65 portable restrooms and two park restrooms located throughout the site. Handicap accessible restrooms and hand wash stations are available at all restroom locations. 

Be Prepared

Prohibited Items
Allowed Items
  • No drones
  • No coolers over 2'x2' or coolers on wheels
  • No unauthorized weapons, sharp objects or personal fireworks
  • No glass containers
  • No alcohol
  • No grilling, propane tanks or open flames
  • No pets
  • Pop up Tents/Canopies with no sides - maximum size 10' x10' (Tents and canopies located in the amphitheater must be taken down at 4 p.m. All others must be taken down at sundown.)
  • Blankets/Tarps - no bigger than 10' x 10'
  • Folding/Beach Chairs only
  • Personal Soft Sided Coolers - must be carried in by shoulder strap or single handle (no wheels)

NOTE: All carry-in items are subject to inspection at any time during the event.

Traffic & Parking

Event parking is available at the Altamonte Mall and surrounding areas. Download the 2018 Red Hot & Boom Traffic Map.

Sound System & Video Screens

There are over 200 speakers located around Cranes Roost Park including the main sound system on the floating stage. The system is operational on July 3 from approximately 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. for sound checks and the show (not including any delays). Public service announcements and recorded music are broadcast throughout the day. Three large video screens will carry the concert throughout the event.

2018 Event Sponsors

Red Hot and Boom Sponsors