VIDEO First-ever Oconee July 4th Spectacular to Include Fireworks and Parade

Local businesses and organizations are teaming up with departments of Oconee County government to hold a July 4th celebration unlike ever before in the county.

With sparklers in hand, representatives of , the Oconee County Recreation Department, , Rotary Club, Office of Tourism and Board of Commissioners gathered at Wednesday morning to celebrate the announcement of the Oconee July 4th Spectacular.

The event promises to be fun and family-friendly and will include fireworks and a parade, co-sponsored by and Rotary Club of Oconee County. The Chamber of Commerce is also supporting the evening's festivities.

Activities organized by the Office of Tourism that are also moving to Oconee Veterans Park.  They will include performances by local musicians, a watermelon eating contest, a popcorn giveaway, lemonade stands, coloring contests, kid’s inflatables, a rock climbing wall and a dunking booth. 

The fireworks display, presented by Ellis Pain Center in commemoration of their 10th Anniversary in business, will be the highlight of the evening. 

Are you looking forward to the Oconee July 4th Spectacular?  How do you and your family usually celebrate America's independence?  Please share in the comments below.

Here's the schedule for Wednesday, July 4:

6:30 - Event begins

7:45 - Parade starts

9:30 - Fireworks!

Additional corporate sponsorships are available by contacting Whitney Byce at the Parks and Recreation Department and anyone can be a Spectacular Friend by making a family or individual donation by visiting www.oconeecounty.com.


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Stephanie Gross March 22, 2012 at 03:37 AM
I'm really looking forward to this! Last year we drove to Auburn. It's fantastic that there will be such a grand celebration right here at home!


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