Star Spangled Classic

Save the Date!  2023 Star Spangled Classic is scheduled for Saturday, July 1, 2023.

Celebrate 247 years of American independence with a fireworks display at the Star Spangled Classic on Saturday, July 1!   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. 

Rain Date: Sunday, July 2

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. . 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 patterns in the area will shift at the conclusion of the show.

Foster for the Fourth

The ACCGov Animal Services Department will offer their annual "Foster for the Fourth" program, again, this year.

Apply to foster


The event is sponsored by Athens-Clarke County Unified Government

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An illustration of Athena as Lady Liberty with fireworks in the night sky in her cape.