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Red, White & KABOOM!


The T.Mims Corp. Red, White & Kaboom Independence Celebration will take place at Lake Mirror along the Frances Langford Promenade on Tuesday, July 3rd from 6 PM - 9:15 PM. Musical guests, The City Saints, will entertain the crowd before a dazzling fireworks display launches at 9 PM.


Snapchat and Facebook geofilters have been created for the event. Please use the filters and share your experiences through social media using #RWK, #redwhiteandkaboom2019 and #RWK2019. All City parking garages will be open for T.Mims Corp. Red, White & Kaboom.

Food/Vendor Map

We are excited to welcome the following vendors to Red, White & Kaboom 2019! (Coming soon!)

Last Year's Vendors: RWK2018



  • Admission | VISTE Fundraiser: Bring Canned Goods or Text-to-Give

    Canned Goods

    We are asking that everyone who is attending to please bring at least one non-perishable food item.  Volunteers will be collecting canned food items for Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE)


    Those attending that do not bring a canned food item are asked to donate $2 to help support the VISTE food bank.  A convenient text-to-give service is in place so visitors and others can easily donate by texting FEEDLAKELAND to 50155.

    About VISTE

    VISTE is a community based non-profit organization serving Lakeland, Bartow, Mulberry and Ft. Meade.  Established in 1983, the primary goal is to enable elderly persons to continue living independently and safely in their own homes.

    T. Mims & VISTE

    Tom Mims, President of T. Mims Corporation said, “We are very excited to sponsor Red, White & Kaboom again this year.  It is an excellent opportunity for our community to come together in celebration of our great country.”  He added, “We ask all those attending to bring a canned food item that will help those in need. All non-perishable items benefit Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE) and new for this year is our text to give option. We want everyone to have fun be we also want to help raise awareness for VISTE and use this opportunity to have the community’s largest canned food drive.

  • Canned / Non-Perishable Food Suggestions

    viste food driveEach month, VISTE gives a box of supplemental groceries to over 1500 elderly neighbors who need help making ends meet.  We need YOUR help to fill those boxes!

    Some of our most requested items are:

    • Canned soup
    • Canned tomatoes
    • Peanut butter
    • Canned chicken
    • Canned tuna
    • Pasta
    • Ground coffee
    • Canned beans
    • Any nonperishables

    Note: Please do not include glass items.


  • Musical Guests: Clemons Road Band

    Clemons Road

    Red, White & Kaboom festivities will start with a live concert featuring the energetic Clemons Road Band that will certainly command the crowd blending country music with an island feel.  The band pulls their influences from Sublime to Alan Jackson, Dave Matthews to Jimmy Buffet, and Lynyrd Skynyrd to the Zac Brown Band. They keep heads bobbing and toes tapping with their own blend of beach country. Clemons Road features an extremely talented and charismatic front man, Grammy Award winning music producer Cliff Brown on lead vocals and guitar. 

    Photo Credit: Clemons Road, Facebook

  • Watermelon Eating Contest

    Back by popular demand is the watermelon eating contest that will take place around 7 PM...and there is even a round this year for the adults!

  • Parking

    Street Parking

    You may park in designated parking spaces for free before 5 PM downtown for two hours. Street parking is free/unlimited after 5 PM.

    Parking Garages

    City parking garages are free and open to the public after 5 PM.

    Parking Lots

    City parking lots are pay-by-space before 5 PM and free after 5 PM.

    View/download our Downtown Parking Brochure for more info.

  • Downtown Street Closures

    Main Street between Massachusetts Avenue and E Rose Street will be closed from 7:30-9 PM on July 3rd.  

  • Food

    During Red, White & Kaboom there will be a variety of food trucks around Lake Mirror so bring a blanket, bring your appetite and enjoy the festivities in celebrating our great nation.

    Food Vendors:

    Red White and Kaboom Map

    Bringing Food

    You may bring your own food, but grills are not permitted.

  • Alcohol @ RWK

    Alcohol is permitted, but please no glass bottles or containers.

  • Rain

    This is an outside event that will go on, rain or shine! (But we suggest you bring your rain gear, just in case.)

  • Tents & Umbrellas

    Tents, pop-ups and beach umbrellas are not permitted during the event. Personal rain umbrellas are permitted for inclement weather but no umbrellas or any other items are allowed to be staked into the ground.

  • Restrooms / ADA Facilities

    There will be restroom stations throughout the event, and ADA accessible restrooms will be available at all stations.

  • Pets

    Pets on leashes are allowed. Just remember some pets are sensitive to loud noises and may not enjoy the fireworks.

  • RWK a Family-Friendly Event

    Red, White & Kaboom is most certainly a family-friendly event!

    Kids (and adults, for the first time!) are invited to sign up for the Watermelon Eatin’ contest! Signups are first-come, first-served and will be open at 6 pm near the stage, so be sure to sign up EARLY.

  • How long has Red, White & Kaboom been happening?

    Since 2004.

  • When does the event start/end?

    Red, White & Kaboom takes place from 6-9:15 PM; fireworks start at 9 PM.

  • Why July 3rd?

    Publix Field at Joker Marchant does fireworks on July 4th each year following the Lakeland Flying Tigers Baseball game. We figure there is nothing wrong with celebrating our nation twice!

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