Event Tips

Watching the Weather

Red Hot & Boom is a rain or shine event on July 3. Weather could delay the start of the fireworks. If there are severe storms or lightning, event organizers will make announcements for guests to seek shelter. Hot weather is always a concern, so guests are urged to stay hydrated. Several first aid tents are on site, staffed by firefighters and paramedics.

Safety First

Guest safety is our number one priority. The Altamonte Springs Police Department oversees the security detail for the event, with participation from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Department as well as several other local, state and federal agencies. Security measures are constantly reviewed and modified to ensure the safety of everyone in attendance.

The Altamonte Springs Police Department values the strong community partnership it shares with residents and visitors alike and encourages everyone who "Sees Something to Say Something" as it relates to anything suspicious or criminal in nature. To report suspicious activity, call 855-FLA-SAFE (855-352-7233) or download the Florida See Say app.

On the Road

Many streets in and around Cranes Roost Park will close as early as July 2. After the fireworks are over, many streets will become one-way to help facilitate the ride home. In general, people driving to the event should try to park in the direction they need to go when it’s time to leave.

  • In general, making a right turn is easier than making a left turn. In many places, left turns and U-turns are restricted after the fireworks.
  • Sometimes, it’s better to take the longer route around the most congested areas before heading toward your final destination.
  • Use the Post Fireworks Traffic Flow Map and consider how you are required to turn before deciding where to park.