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Altamonte fireworks to include blue and gold salute to Seminole State

Red, Hot and Boom will be held on Friday, July 3, at Uptown Altamonte. 

The City of Altamonte Springs will celebrate Seminole State College’s 50th anniversary as part of the 25-minute Fourth of July fireworks show at Red, Hot and Boom on Friday, July 3.

“The City of Altamonte Springs is excited to offer this tribute to Seminole State College as part of our annual fireworks display,” says City Manager Frank Martz. “We’ve had a great partnership with Seminole State going back decades. Looking ahead over the next 50 years – with the Altamonte Springs Campus poised for a major expansion – we see this partnership only growing.”

Seminole State will be recognized with a three-minute blue and gold display. Blue and gold are the college’s colors.

Seminole State is a sponsor for the event, which is from 4-11 p.m. at Cranes Roost Park. The fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting).

This is part of Seminole State’s “Cities Celebrations,” with the college sponsoring key events this year at all seven Seminole County cities to mark its 50th anniversary. Seminole State was chartered by the Florida Legislature on July 1, 1965. In its history, the college has awarded more than 90,000 credentials, from high school diplomas to bachelor’s degrees.

Red, Hot and Boom will include live entertainment from some of today’s hottest performers, including Andy Grammar, Vance Joy and Shaggy.

The event will also feature children’s activities, vendor booths, and food and drinks.

 For more information about Red, Hot and Boom, visit

Seminole State’s Altamonte Springs Campus, located at FL-434 and Maitland Boulevard, opened in 2008 and is undergoing a major expansion. A master plan calls for the campus to have more than 1.4 million square feet of space when fully developed.


From Orange Grove to Alma Mater

Seminole State College of Florida is celebrating 50 years of changing lives. The College opened as the first public college in the area in a former citrus grove. Today, Seminole State serves more than 30,000 students with campuses in Altamonte Springs, Heathrow, Oviedo and Sanford/Lake Mary. For more about the College, visit, like us on Facebook:, and follow us on Twitter: @seminolestate.

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