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Red, White & KABOOM!


Announcing Red, White & Kaboom 2021 (City News Blog) | T. Mims Red, White & Kaboom Site


About

The T.Mims Corp. Red, White & Kaboom Independence Celebration will take place at Lake Mirror along the Frances Langford Promenade on Saturday, July 3rd from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. with the 60 West Band entertaining the crowd before a dazzling fireworks display launches at 9 p.m.


Don't forget the canned & non-perishable food items!

Tom Mims, President of T. Mims Corporation said, “We are very excited to sponsor Red, White & Kaboom again this year and I know the community is looking forward to an awesome event.  It is an excellent opportunity for our community to come together in celebration of our great country with live music and fireworks.”  He added, “We ask all those attending to please bring a canned food item that will help those in need. All non-perishable items benefit Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE). We want everyone to have fun and help support a great cause like VISTE.”

Can't bring cans with you? Text-to-Give or Donate Online!

  1. Text FEEDLAKELAND to 50155
  2. Enter the amount you'd like to give
  3. Click on the link provided and fill out your information

You can also donate online!

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Red, White & Kaboom FAQs

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

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


    Canned Goods

    Each 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.


    Text-to-Give or Donate Online

    Can't bring canned goods with you to Red, White & Kaboom? Text-to-give or donate online!

    1. Text FEEDLAKELAND to 50155
    2. Enter the amount you'd like to give
    3. Click on the link provided and fill out your information

    You can also donate online!


    About VISTE

    VISTE (Volunteers in Service to the Elderly) 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.

  • Musical Guests: 60 West Band

    60 West Band photo

    2021 Red, White & Kaboom musical guests are the 60 West Band!

    Red, White & Kaboom festivities will start with a live concert featuring the energetic 60 West Band that will certainly command the crowd playing from their list of popular hits. The 60 West Band is a professional top 40 cover band based out of Tampa, Florida. They have been developing their unique sound and diverse repertoire of songs since 2016. The band was recently voted Best of the Bay for best vocalist and best local release. They were also voted runner-up for the Best of the Bay-area cover band. Their music spans decades and includes everything from yesterday’s Beatles to today’s Bruno Mars.

    Band Members

    • Veronika Naumova - Lead Vocals
    • Rick Bales - Vocals & Guitar
    • Stephen Pagano - Bass & Vocals
    • Jaysun Foxx - Drums
  • Map & Event Schedule

    Red White and Kaboom 2021 event and vendor map (details below map)


    2021 Red, White & Kaboom Vendors

    1. Blue Dog BBQ - BBQ
    2. Off the Griddle - Variety
    3. Big Hot Box – Tacos, Quesadilla, Nachos
    4. Rolling Gourmet – Burgers
    5. T. Mims Corp - Large Tent
    6. Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
    7. Pelican Snowballs – Italian Ice
    8. Thunder Hollow – Kettle Corn
    9. Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese

    Event Schedule

    • 12:00 p.m. | Mobile Sound Stage Setup
    • 3:00 p.m. | Sound Setup / Band Setup
    • 4:00 p.m. | Sound Check / Food Trucks Arrive
    • 5:00 p.m. | Food Trucks In Place
    • 6:00 p.m. | Address Audience / 60 West Band - 1st Set
    • 7:15 p.m. | 60 West Band - 2nd Set
    • 8:15 p.m. | 60 West Band - 3rd Set
    • 9:00 p.m. | Fireworks
    • 9:15 p.m. | 60 West Band - Closing Song

    Restrooms (Accessible) 

    There will be six accessible restrooms around Lake Mirror. Most of these are portalets, and one is in the Lake Mirror Center. 


    Reserved Parking Spots

    • T. Mims - 4 spots at Lake Mirror Parking
    • 2 spots at Main Street Garage
  • Parking

    Street Parking:

    As this year's Red, White & Kaboom takes place on a Saturday, parking is free and unlimited all day Saturday in all street spaces and lots.

    Open Garages:

    • Main Street
    • Iowa Avenue
    • Heritage (Subfloor Levels 1 & 2)

    Downtown Parking Info | Downtown Parking Brochure


     

  • Downtown Street Closures

    Map of downtown tstreet closures for Red, White & Kaboom - Includes all streets around Lake Mirror

  • Food

    During Red, White & Kaboom there will be a variety of food trucks around Lake Mirror.


    We are excited to welcome the following vendors to Red, White & Kaboom 2021:

    • Auntie Anne's Pretzels
    • Big Hot Box – Tacos, Quesadilla, Nachos
    • Blue Dog BBQ - BBQ
    • Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese
    • Off the Griddle - Variety
    • Pelican Snowballs – Italian Ice
    • Rolling Gourmet – Burgers
    • Thunder Hollow – Kettle Corn

    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.

  • Geofilters

    A Facebook geofilter has been created for the event, please use the filter and share your experiences through social media using #RedWhiteAndKaboom2021 and #RWK2021. All City parking garages will be open for T.Mims Corp. Red, White & Kaboom. 

  • 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!

  • 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.


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