watermelon eating contest

Every year, kids and adults alike tackle the challenge of who can most quickly devour a watermelon!

Four age categories: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, and 13+

Each age category has 12 contestants on a first-come, first-served basis!

The contest takes place during the first music break around 7 P.M.

food trucks

A variety of Lakeland's food trucks gather around Lake Mirror. Whether you're looking for tacos, pizza, or some edible cookie dough, you'll find a delicious treat.

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Live Music by The City Saints

"We promise that you will only get our heart and soul every time we step on stage!" - The City Saints

This band always starts a party as soon as the first note rings!


The grand finale of Red, White, and Kaboom ends with a great BOOM!