A reminder: The City of Oak Ridge is once again sponsoring a fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day. The display will be held in Alvin K. Bissell Park on Tuesday, July 4, and it is scheduled to begin at dark, around 9:45 p.m.
The Oak Ridge Community Band, now in its 73rd year, will perform prior to the fireworks. The concert is free, but donations are accepted by the band to help cover the cost of equipment and other expenses. The music is expected to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Anyone planning to attend is advised to bring a lawn chair or blanket for outdoor seating. A safety zone will be established by the Oak Ridge Fire Department. Please sit only in the designated areas.
What: Independence Day Concert and Fireworks Display
When: Tuesday, July 4—Music at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
Where: Alvin K. Bissell Park, 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge
Parking will not be allowed along the Oak Ridge Turnpike right of way. Drivers should also not park on private property, unless they have obtained permission from the owner.
As a reminder, the discharge of fireworks within Oak Ridge city limits is prohibited without a permit.
For more information on this event, visit the City of Oak Ridge page on Facebook. You can also call the Oak Ridge Fire Department for more information at (865) 425-3520.