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No drones! FAA guidelines forbid the flying of drones within five miles of aerial entertainment - in this case fireworks. Leave your drone at home!
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The 2022 Star Spangled Classic will take place on Saturday, July 3! Fireworks 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.
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. 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 updates will be available on Bulldog 93.3. Traffic patterns in the area will shift at the conclusion of the show.
Everyone is reminded to follow CDC guidelines to enjoy this community celebration from a socially distant area between groups. Spectators are encouraged to stay arm’s length from their vehicles.
In the event that inclement weather causes a fireworks cancellation, information will be posted on the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department's Facebook page and Twitter account.
All county ordinances are in effect during the event.
Yes, the "Lost Child Station," and First Aid are located in the in the parking area off of Buddy Christian Way.
Please leave pets at home. Fireworks and pets are not always a good combination.