Looking for a good time this Independence Day?
The City of Clarksville will host its annual fireworks show at Liberty Park on July 3. Activities and music will begin at 6:30 pm
Stray Nova and The Jimmy Church Band will perform on the Great Lawn near Wilma Rudolph Event Center.
Food and drink will be available from local vendors including Kadi’s Tacos and More, Snowie Brothers, Say Cheese Please, Sugar Boogar TN, B’More Salty TN, D&B Concessions, Snowie, Johnny and Junes Italian Ice, Tacos Azteca and Burgasm Urban Eats.
The fireworks show will begin at 9:10 pm
Liberty Park will close at sunset July 2 to prepare for the event.
For those who like to celebrate on the day of, Fort Campbell will host an event with live music, activities and fireworks on July 4.
Some of the planned activities include corn hole, hula hooping, archery tag and sidewalk chalk. There will also be 13 inflatables for the kids.
Stolen Silver will perform at 7 pm, Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band will perform at 8 pm and fireworks will begin at 9:30 pm
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What you need to know about shooting fireworks in Clarksville
Fireworks are permitted in Clarksville, but only during certain times and dates.
This year, the window is limited to July 1-5 from 6-10 pm
Clarksville officials are encouraging residents to use caution when lighting fireworks due to dry conditions. It is illegal to light fireworks within any city-owned property. Residents must be 16 years or older to launch fireworks within city limits or be under the supervision of an adult that is at least 18.
Do not ignite fireworks within 600 feet of any church, hospital, asylum, public school or within 200 feet of where fireworks are stored or sold.
Discharging fireworks from a motor vehicle is strictly prohibited.
Clarksville Fire Rescue offers these safety tips for fireworks:
- Keep pets indoors and away from fireworks. Pets are more sensitive to loud noise, flashing lights, and strong smells.
- Remain mindful of veterans and others who may experience anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder around fireworks.
- Know your fireworks, read the labels and understand the specifications before igniting.
- A responsible adult, 18 or older, should oversee and ensure the proper use of fireworks.
- Wear proper safety gear, such as safety glasses and gloves, when shooting fireworks.
- Light one firework at a time and then move away.
- Ensure fireworks are used outdoors in a clear area, away from buildings, cars, or other potential hazards. Keep away from dry grass, brush, leaves, and flammable substances.
- Have a bucket of water, charged water hose, or fire extinguisher nearby.
- Don’t relight a dud firework. Soak the firework in a bucket of water overnight to ensure proper safety.
- Fireworks should not be carried in your pocket or shot from metal or glass containers.
- Spent fireworks can still be a fire hazard, so wet them down and place them in a metal trash can away from a building or combustible materials.
- Be extra careful with sparklers, they can reach temperatures over 1,200 degrees.
Any person who witnesses fireworks used illegally or outside the permitted time should dial 9-1-1.
Reach Kyle Watts at firstname.lastname@example.org.