Rotary Club plans July 4 fireworks

The Newnan Rotary Club will again cap off Independence Day for Coweta and surrounding area families with the annual Fourth of July fireworks and entertainment celebration at Newnan High School’s Drake Stadium.

This year’s fireworks extravaganza will be the 28th annual Fourth of July celebration at Drake stadium, and is sponsored by the Newnan Rotary Club, the City of Newnan, Coweta County, Coweta County Schools and Newnan/ Coweta businesses as a gift to the whole community.

Admission to the fireworks show is free. The show will take place at dusk. Prior to the fireworks, the patriotic program, concessions, live music and family entertainment will begin at 6 p.m.

The City of Newnan’s annual Independence Day parade, which will begin at 6 p.m. that day in downtown Newnan, will end at the Newnan High School campus. Gates will open at Drake Stadium at 5:30, and live music and activities will start as Newnan’s downtown parade ends. Fireworks will begin promptly at dark.

In addition to the pre-show musical entertainment, the day’s activities will include face painting, a bounce house and slides for children. Concessions at the stadium will include hot dogs, chips, popcorn and ice-cold drinks.

“This is one of the biggest events in Newnan and Coweta County and it is the biggest event hosted by the Rotary Club,” said Newnan Rotary President Gerald Kemp.

“As always, the event is geared toward families and toward providing an event for the whole community to celebrate our independence. We expect to draw a crowd of thousands from around the community as we have over the past 28 years. We hope everyone will attend. It will be spectacular.”

There is plenty of room in and around Drake Stadium for families. Parking on the campus is limited, and attendees are encouraged to arrive early or even park in downtown Newnan for the parade and walk to the high school stadium for ease of parking and traffic control.

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