Deltona moves up Independence Day celebration to July 1

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DELTONA, Fla. -- The City of Deltona has decided to move its annual July 4th Celebration to July 1. The City’s Annual Independence Day Celebration will be from 6 to 10 p.m., July 1, at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex.

The free event includes food, games for the entire family, bounce houses and music. The fireworks display will begin at 9:15 p.m. and is scheduled to last for about 30 minutes. R&B funk band, Then2Now, begins performing at 6 p.m. Then2Now was founded by Larry Hicks Sr. of Deltona. Members include Hicks who does vocals, Latin percussion and plays the alto saxophone; Dino Balfour (keyboards, bass), Ronald Sutton (drummer), Buddy Says (saxophone, percussion), and Reginald Calhoun (guitar, bass). Then2Now performs throughout Central Florida but are regulars at Inlet Harbor Restaurant, Ponce Inlet.

The free event includes food, games for the entire family, bounce houses and music. The fireworks display will begin at 9:15 p.m. and is scheduled to last for about 30 minutes. R&B funk band, Then2Now, begins performing at 6 p.m. Then2Now was founded by Larry Hicks Sr. of Deltona. Members include Hicks who does vocals, Latin percussion and plays the alto saxophone; Dino Balfour (keyboards, bass), Ronald Sutton (drummer), Buddy Says (saxophone, percussion), and Reginald Calhoun (guitar, bass). Then2Now performs throughout Central Florida but are regulars at Inlet Harbor Restaurant, Ponce Inlet.

At the conclusion of the fireworks, traffic leaving the park will only be permitted a right turn on Saxon Boulevard, heading east towards Providence Boulevard. For those who wish to avoid the traffic, the City is providing a complementary shuttle bus service to and from Deltona City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd., to the Sports Complex.

Buses will be available from 5 to 11 p.m. Handicapped accessible transportation from City Hall will be available as well. The final bus leaving City Hall prior to the fireworks will be at approximately 8:45 p.m.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.