• Vet Fest, featuring Robosaurus, to cause road closures in downtown Orlando

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - Crews will shut down several downtown Orlando roads for the Vet Fest USA Street Party this weekend.

    The street party was designed to raise money for veterans charities, and organizers expect thousands of people to come.

    Robosaurus, the 50-foot tall transformer-looking dinosaur known for crushing cars, will appear at the event, which begins Saturday.

    "We think this is going to be so much fun," said event creator Bob Snow.

    The event is set to be held under Interstate 4 with shade from the sun, and food trucks for those who get hungry.

    Three streets will shut down, including West Pine, Bob Snow Lane and Church Street from Garland Avenue to Hughey Avenue, starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

    "They're talking 10,000-15,000 people," said Robosaurus manager Brooke Dunn. "Should be tremendous traffic."

    The Vet Fest USA festival runs through Labor Day weekend. Road closures will end 8 a.m. Monday.

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