The City of Deltona’s Independence Day celebration returns to the actual day of the holiday with music, fun and fireworks planned for 6 to 10 p.m., Wednesday, July 4, at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd.
The fireworks display will begin at 9:15 p.m. and is scheduled to last for about 30 minutes. R&B funk band, Then2Now, begins performing at 6 p.m. Then2Now was founded by Larry Hicks Sr. of Deltona. Members include Hicks who does vocals, Latin percussion and plays the alto saxophone; Dino Balfour (keyboards, bass), Ronald Sutton (drummer), Buddy Says (saxophone, percussion), and Reginald Calhoun (guitar, bass). Then2Now performs throughout Central Florida but are regulars at Inlet Harbor Restaurant, Ponce Inlet.
There will also be food and dessert vendors selling barbecue, hot dogs, Spanish food, cotton candy, desserts, shaved ice and more; a face painter and a caricature artist. Admission to the bounce houses, the face painter and the caricature artist are all free.
At the conclusion of the fireworks, traffic leaving the park will only be permitted a right turn on Saxon Boulevard, heading east towards Providence Boulevard. For those who wish to avoid the traffic, the City is providing a complementary shuttle bus service to and from Deltona City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd., to the Sports Complex. Buses will be available from 5 to 11 p.m. Handicapped accessible transportation from City Hall will be available as well. The final bus leaving City Hall prior to the fireworks will be at approximately 8:45 p.m.