Oak Ridge will have its fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day this year.
The annual display was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fireworks show will be in Alvin K. Bissell Park on Sunday, July 4, and it is scheduled to begin at dark, around 9:45 p.m.
The Oak Ridge Community Band, now in its 77th year, will perform prior to the fireworks. the press release said. 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 should bring a lawn chair or blanket for outdoor seating, the press release said. A safety zone will be established by the Oak Ridge Fire Department. “Please sit only in the designated areas,” the press release said.
Alvin K. Bissell Park is at 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Parking will not be allowed along the Oak Ridge Turnpike right of way, the press release said. It said 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 Facebook page at CityofOakRidge. You can also call the Oak Ridge Fire Department for additional information at (865) 425-3520.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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