Apopka celebrates with fireworks and Motown Music for Independence Day 

From the City of Apopka

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Apopka with a big night of fireworks, kids activities and live music performances reliving decades of classic Motown music.

The free event from 5 to 9 p.m. July 4 at the Northwest Recreation Complex in Apopka includes one of Central Florida’s best fireworks shows. Motown Madness hits the stage with amazing celebrity impersonators performing some of the most popular songs from the past 60 years. Enjoy great food and inflatable attractions for the kids.

Free parking is available around the 182-acre Northwest Recreation Complex, 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway. Bring blankets and chairs – the large site provides a wide variety of unobstructed views of the fireworks. The Apopka Amphitheater features 1,300 seats around an outdoor concert stage. Tents, pets and outside food and drinks are not permitted.

The Motown Madness concert will feature the band Derek and the Slammers backing a cast of entertainers including a Stevie Wonder impersonator with hit songs like “Signed Sealed Delivered,” “Superstition” and more. A tribute to Aretha Franklin will include the songs “RESPECT,” “Think” and “Natural Woman.” Rock out to Tina Turner classics like “Proud Mary” and “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” Relive the Blues Brothers with “Soul Man,” “Everybody Needs Somebody,” “Gimme Some Lovin’,” “Rawhide” and many more great songs.

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