Posts Tagged ‘4th of July’

One of the fun things that I get to do in my position as Special Events Coordinator is to go “behind the scenes” to watch and learn how things are done. So, just in case you are wondering about the set up for a fireworks display, here are some photos from “behind the scenes”!
First, Drew Strauss and his crew bring the fireworks to the top of the Dekalb County deck:
drews trailer


Julie Sammons works on placing the shells in the racks.

julie packing shells

 Here members of the “crew” pack the shells that will be used for the Grand Finale. Notice how they are tied together to give the “finale effect”.

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Firefighters are on top of the deck to ensure the safety of the crew as well as the buildings around the deck. Hoses and firefighters are ready to go into action.

firefighters watching

 One of the “shooters” prepares to light a box of shells.

shooter 1

 The “Grand Finale” going off is always exciting!

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After the show is over, the “shooters” walk the perimeter of the deck to the cheers of their “fans”.

shooter 2

Much thanks to our wonderful pyrotechnics crew for putting on a safe display and to our wonderful Firefighters for ensuring the safety of our citizens. Putting on the 4th of July is a collaboration of Special Events with the Police and Fire Department. Thanks to everyone for a great holiday!

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j0283178The City of Decatur will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. Join us on the Old Courthouse Square for the Pied Piper Parade, Callanwolde Concert Band and the Fireworks on Saturday, July 4th. The parade begins at 6pm, the concert at 7 pm and the fireworks at dark.

See you on the Square!

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bikers on paradeThe City of Decatur is gearing up for the annual 4th of July Celebration which includes a Pied Piper Parade, the Callanwolde Concert Band and fireworks at dark.

The Pied Piper Parade will begin at 6 pm, and line up for the participants is at 5:30 pm at the First Baptist Church on the corner of Clairemont Avenue and Commerce Drive. Anyone can participate in the parade, so decorate your bike, wagon or vehicle and join in! Vehicles must fill out the Vehicle Registration form found here. Walkers and bike riders do not need to register.

boy scoutsAfter watching the parade, head over to the Community Bandstand where Mayor Floyd will give the “official welcome” and Boy Scout Troop 175 will be presenting the colors. TheCallanwolde Concert Band will begin at 7 pm. Fireworks will be shot at dark from the top of the DeKalb County parking deck.

Streets around the Square will be closed to traffic after the Parade passes by, so head up to the Square early.

Thanks to the City of Decatur and the Decatur Business Association who co-sponsor the event.

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