Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will celebrate Independence Day with patriotic music, lemonade and watermelon. Shangri La will be open for regular hours of operation on Thursday, July 4, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. From noon until 4:00 p.m., or while quantities last, Shangri La will provide lemonade and watermelon for visitors to enjoy.

At 2:00 p.m., the Orange Community Band will perform selections of patriotic music in a shaded area just beyond Shangri La’s Central Courtyard for approximately 30 minutes. The special music and refreshments are all included with general admission.

The Orange Community Band is comprised of members ranging from high school students to senior citizens and will be led by Orange Community Band President, Elizabeth Banks. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating during the concert.

“We’re delighted to be able to celebrate Independence Day with our friends in the community, and hope that everyone will come out to enjoy the patriotic music and cool refreshments,” said Rick Lewandowski, Director of Shangri La.

For more information, call 670-9113 or visit


Photo – The Orange Community Band, led by Elizabeth Banks, will perform during this year’s 4th of July Band Concert.