Saturday night fireworks show in Athens

Limited, first-come first-served parking

The Athens-Clarke County government is against hosting a July 4 weekend fireworks show. It is set for Saturday night at Athens-Ben Epps Airport.

From the Athens-Clarke Co government website…

Celebrate 246 years of American independence with a fireworks display at the Star Spangled Classic on Saturday, July 2! 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 patterns in the area will shift at the conclusion of the show.


The event is sponsored by Athens-Clarke County Unified Government

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.



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