Star Spangled Classic

Celebrate 245 years of American independence with a fireworks display at the Star Spangled Classic on Saturday, July 3!   The fireworks display will be launched at approximately 9:30 p.m. from Athens Ben Epps Airport. The display will be viewable from many locations around the Lexington Road, Cherokee Road, & Gaines School Road intersection as well as two locations provided by Athens-Clarke County. 

Parking & Enjoying Safely

Limited, first-come, field parking will be available near the airport and at Satterfield Park. These locations will open at 7:00 p.m. and all ACCGov park rules will be enforced including no alcohol, fireworks, grills, or smoking.  Parking will not be available on Ben Epps Drive. The community is encouraged to leave pets at home. In these parking areas, vehicles will not be allowed to move during the show for the safety of fellow spectators. Guests are encouraged to enjoy a socially distant view of the celebratory display safely from a parking space of their choosing. All spectators are reminded to respect private property when choosing a viewing location and not to park on the side of roads to view the fireworks. Traffic updates will be available on Bulldog 93.3.  Traffic patterns in the area will shift at the conclusion of the show.

Everyone is reminded to follow CDC guidelines to enjoy this community celebration from a socially distant area between groups.  Spectators are encouraged to stay arm’s length from their vehicles. 


The event is sponsored by Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and Bulldog 93.3.

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Foster for the Fourth

Animal Services will be offering their annual "Foster for the Fourth" program again this year.  Apply to foster with them.  

See the 30-minute fireworks show in 30 seconds!