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Fireworks at DIS


Fireworks explode following the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, July 6, 2013. For details about this week’s Coke Zero 400 and activities at DIS, visit

Port Orange’s July Fourth events begins with car show
Starting at 5:30 p.m., there will be free live music, entertainment and fireworks at Port Orange City Center, 1000 City Center Circle.

Getting the celebration started is a Classic Car Show around the City Center Lake. Other highlights include the rock-a-billy sounds of special guest The Midnight Ramblers and the magic of Lukas. A Kids Zone will offer fun activities and games to make the day enjoyable.

Shaina Harper will sing the “The Star-Spangled Banner” around 9 p.m. If the weather permits, a fireworks display will follow the last note of the anthem. For safety reasons, please do not bring fireworks to City Center.

Parking will be available at the Allen Green Center, Port Orange Library, Lakeside Community Center (Handicapped Only), Silver Sands Middle School, Palmer College, and the YMCA.

This year’s celebration is sponsored in part by Bright House Networks, Ritchey Cadillac Buick GMC, Caton-Hosey Insurance, Coca Cola, and 91.5 Love FM.

For more information on the event, call 386-506-5851.

Votran changes for race day, holiday
Votran will operate a limited service schedule Friday, July 4.

West Volusia routes 22, 24 and 60 will not operate. Connecting SunRail Routes 30, 31, 32 and 33 will not operate, as SunRail will not operate on July 4. Route 20 will operate every two hours beginning with the 7:26 a.m. southbound trip at Wal-Mart, DeLand. Northbound trips will depart Marketplace Cinema, Orange City, every two hours from 8:32 a.m. to 4:32 p.m. Routes 21 and 23 will operate on a Saturday schedule.

East Volusia routes 1, 3, 4, 10, 15 and 17 will operate on the Sunday schedule. Buses will operate from the Intermodal Transfer Facility, not the Transfer Plaza. Routes 40 and 41 will operate every two hours.

The first Route 40 southbound trip will depart Dunlawton Avenue and U.S. 1 at 6:42 a.m. Northbound trips will depart Canal Street and U.S. 1 every two hours beginning at 7:44 a.m. through 5:44 p.m.

More routes
Route 40 will not serve Swallowtail Drive and Village Trail. It will turn right on Dunlawton Avenue from Nova Road and will depart there at 8 minutes past the even hour. It will meet Routes 4 and 17 at Dunlawton and Orange avenues to transfer passengers going north on U.S.1 and A1A.

The first Route 41 southbound trip will depart Canal Street and U.S. 1 at 6:57 a.m. Regular trips depart every two hours from 8:47 a.m. through 4:47 p.m. The 2:47 p.m. trip departing Canal Street and U.S.1 will be the only trip serving Oak Hill.

All other routes and New Smyrna Beach Flex service will not operate.  Votran Gold will run limited schedule and times to coincide with the July 4 fixed-route service. For Votran Gold service changes, contact a reservationist.

Race day schedule
Votran bus passengers can expect some delays in service July 3 through 5. Route 11 will not serve the Daytona Flea Market, Bayless and Fentress boulevards all three days.

Night service will be disrupted due to traffic from the Coke Zero 400 race at Daytona International Speedway. After the race, traffic patterns will not allow buses to travel west of Halifax Health Medical Center. Traffic patterns may change without notice.

Votran riders are encouraged to visit and click the “subscribe” button at the bottom of the homepage to receive timely notices about bus service changes.

Palm Coast changes July 3 fireworks location
The launch location of the City of Palm Coast’s July 3 fireworks celebration is moving back to the traditional fireworks launch area just northeast of Central Park. The Fireworks in the Park display will begin at 9 p.m. on July 3.

The best viewing area will be at Central Park, 975 Central Avenue, and along Central Avenue near the park. Central Park can be accessed via Central Avenue – from Belle Terre Parkway or Town Center Boulevard (off SR100). It is important to note that there will be no entrance to the fireworks event from Bulldog Drive, due to ongoing road construction.

Parking and viewing will not be available at Flagler Palm Coast High School as previously announced.

Free family event
A pre-fireworks family event will be provided by the Flagler Education Foundation from 5 to 9 p.m. at Central Park. The evening will include live entertainment, family fun and games, free prizes, music, dancing and a cookout. Beach 92.7 FM and Kix Country 98.7 FM will provide music and entertainment. Frozen T-shirt contests, whipped cream battles and other games will take place on the Central Park stage.

There is no charge for entry, parking or participation. While food and drinks will be available for purchase, coolers and pop-up tents are allowed.

The Fireworks in the Park celebration is produced by the City of Palm Coast, Flagler Education Foundation, and Beach 92.7, with the fireworks funded by a grant from the Flagler Tourist Development Council. Proceeds from the pre-fireworks event will benefit Flagler School programs and scholarships.

A fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m., coordinated with patriotic music broadcast on Beach 92.7.



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