Independence Day traffic and safety - Celebration, Florida

In anticipation of the events occurring in Celebration as part of the ‘Star Spangled Spectacular 4th of July’ event, the following traffic and safety initiatives will be in place to assist residents and to ensure an enjoyable experience.

On Saturday, July 2, beginning at 10 p.m., vehicle access to the Town Center area will be restricted as roadways will close. The morning of Sunday, July 3, the Farmers Market has been cancelled so that staff can begin preparations for July 4 events. Road closure signs will be in place at Market Street & Celebration Avenue; Front Street & Sycamore Street; Bloom Street near the Bohemian Hotel and the Front Street and Bloom Street intersection. These roadways will remain closed until the morning of Tuesday, July 5.

Walking Trails will be blocked and will not be accessible all day beginning on July 3 through July 4.

The walking trail beginning at the Bohemian Hotel around Lake Rainhard and through Lakeside Park will be closed all day on July 3rd and through July 4th.

On Monday morning, July 4, the annual parade through town will begin at 9 a.m. The route will commence at Town Hall (851 Celebration Avenue) and will travel on Celebration Avenue, turning right onto Market Street, left onto Front Street and eventually ending at the corner of Sycamore and Front. Osceola County Sheriff deputies will be stationed at Starling Drive & Celebration Avenue and Water Street and Celebration Avenue.  During the parade processional, drivers will be detoured onto Starling Drive or Water Street as an alternate route. Celebration Avenue will reopen to traffic immediately following the parade.

On Monday afternoon, the downtown event will officially open beginning at 4 p.m. A park and ride service will also be in effect beginning at 4 p.m. Patrons may park their vehicles at 215 Celebration Place and take a free shuttle to the K-8 school and back. Buses will have access to the bus loop via Campus Street.

Members of the Osceola County Sheriff’s office will be patrolling throughout Town Center during the event, as well as taking up posts at a number of intersections to assist with traffic flow, especially following the event.

Deputies will be positioned at the following locations to assist with an orderly and safe exit following the event: Waterside Drive & Celebration Boulevard; Waterside Drive & Celebration Avenue; Campus Street & Celebration Boulevard (near the library); Campus Street & Celebration Avenue; Golfpark Drive & Celebration Avenue; Celebration Avenue & SR 417; Sycamore Avenue & Celebration Avenue; Celebration Avenue and Celebration Place (Water Tower Shoppes entrance); and East Lawn & Celebration Avenue.  Several no parking and directional signage will also be in place to assist with the flow of traffic.

In addition, Campus Street between Greenbrier and Mulberry will be restricted to local traffic only. Also, beginning at 5 p.m. on July 4, the intersection of Campus and Celebration Avenue will see an Osceola County Sheriff’s Deputy stationed there to monitor traffic flow, as access to Campus (eastbound) will be restricted to Town Center residents and hotel guests. Residents will be asked to produce a driver’s license indicating their place of residence.

For those residents and their guests who will be exiting Main Village, drivers are encouraged to exit by utilizing Celebration Avenue towards SR 417 or Golfpark Drive to Campus Street.

For those residents and their guests who will be exiting East, West or South Village, drivers are encouraged to take Waterside Drive to Celebration Boulevard for access to I4, 192 or other roadways.

For those residents and their guests who will be exiting North Village, drivers are encouraged to go right onto Celebration Ave., away from Town Center.

Where possible, residents are encouraged to walk to the downtown festivities or carpool if driving is necessary.

Adjustments will be made throughout the evening, if necessary, to ensure a safe, festive and close to hassle free event as possible.

No matter how you choose to celebrate, safety should be at the top of your list. As a reminder, under Florida law, only sparklers, approved by the Florida Division of State Fire Marshal, are legal for consumer usage. It is illegal to use exploding and/or flying fireworks in Florida, which include shells and mortars, multiple tube devices, Roman candles, rockets and firecrackers.

Thank you for keeping safety a priority.

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