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Independence Day activities begin this weekend

June 29, 2018--8:00 a.m.


Activities and events to celebrate America’s Birthday begin on Saturday in Northwest Georgia.

The Lindale Independence Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The event kicks off with an Arts and Crafts Festival on South 1st Street, along with bouncy houses, sidewalk chalk art for kicks, music, and food.

The 5th Annual Independence Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. with Grand Marshal H.I. Jones. The lineup begins at Pepperell Primary with the parade traveling down Park Avenue, ending at Lindale First Baptist Church.
Independence Day festivities get underway Saturday, June 30 in Cave Spring with a day-filled of swimming, BBQ, musical entertainment and fireworks in Rolater Park. One of the ‘best small town fireworks shows around’ will start around 9 p.m. downtown. 

Adairsville Celebrates America begins with a patriotic concert featuring the 116th Army Band at 10 a.m. in the Historic Downtown Adairsville Public Square. From 5-9:30 p.m., there will be fireworks, food, and fun at Manning Mill Park, including live music from Roadhouse and Them Dirty Roses. Fireworks to begin at 9 p.m.

The City of Summerville will host its 4th of July Celebration on Saturday at the Summerville Recreation Center Complex. The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. with water slides, relays, and events for the kids. Free Watermelon slicing, Karaoke by Joseph Crowe, plus lots of food and crafts by local vendors. Fireworks will begin at dark.

“God Bless America” patriotic program will be held at First Baptist Church of Cave Spring, 4 Cedartown Street (across the street from Rolater Park). The annual program will be on Sunday at 6 p.m. and features patriotic music and presentations, a salute to all branches of the military, and much more. As a very special addition to this year’s event, there will be a tribute to the song “God Bless America” in recognition of its 100th anniversary. Everyone is invited to stay afterward for refreshments in the Church Fellowship Hall. For more information, call 706-802-8773.

On Tuesday, the Rome Braves will host an Independence Day Celebration at 7 p.m. during their home game vs. Kannapolis. Tenor Timothy Miller will be featured plus post-game fireworks.

Then on Wednesday, the 33rd Annual Cave Spring Fourth of July parade will be held at 9 a.m. in Downtown Cave Spring. Those who would like to participate in the parade should line up between 8 – 9 a.m. All vehicles, floats with wheels and horses line up on Perry Farm Road. All who wish to walk in the parade should assemble at Joe Hill’s Lawn Mower Shop at the old depot building on Alabama Street. The parade will begin from that location and make its way to the square. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate America! Homemade ice cream will be for sale from the Cave Spring United Methodist Church. For more information, call 706-802-8773.

The Patriotic Party in the Park begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Ridge Ferry Park. The annual event hosted by Rome-Floyd Parks and Rec and Parker Systems will feature family games, musical entertainments, and fireworks at dark. Vendors and kid zone opens at 3 p.m. with $5 armbands for all-day play. Music and family games from 6-8 p.m. including hula hoop contest, watermelon eating, water balloon contest and pie eating contest. Little Known Letter takes the stage at 8 p.m. for music entertainment, followed by fireworks at dark around 9:30 p.m.

Cartersville’s annual Fourth of July celebration will include a parade, concert, and fireworks, presented by the Rotary Club of Etowah with WBHF FM 100.3 and AM 1450. The parade down Main Street begins at 9 a.m. in the Tabernacle Baptist Church parking lot. The procession, which leaves Douglas Street, turns right onto Church Street, then continues to make a left on Bartow Street, left on Main Street, left on Tennessee Street and left on East Church Street. It ends back at the church. This year’s Grand Marshal is 104-year-old Roy Bethune who served five years in the Army during World War II. A parade application and information about the parade can be found at

The July 4th Celebration at Dellinger Park is a community-wide event that includes arts & crafts, children’s activities, entertainment, and fireworks. Park activities start at 2 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m. Admission to Dellinger Park is free and parking is $5 per vehicle. A Kid’s Zone sponsored by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will feature huge inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bounces, Quad Euro Bungee and more. Live entertainment will include an acoustic show from Scott Thompson from 5-7 p.m., followed by Scott Thompson and Peachtree Station at 8 p.m. Fireworks will launch from Dellinger Park about 9:30 p.m.

Calhoun’s ‘Star-Spangled Celebration’ will be at the Cherokee Capital Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5 p.m. with music and entertainment featuring Babes Bayou, Stiltwalker Carrie McQueen, Tommy Ray Gurley, Magic with Mike Frisbee and Expressions Performing Arts. Fireworks begin around 9:30 p.m. The event is free to the community and sponsored by Mohawk.