4th of July Festival Downtown Homewood
Thursday, July 4th 2013
5:30pm – 9:00pm
The City of Homewood and the Homewood Parks and Recreation Board will celebrate the 4th of July in Downtown Homewood. The streets in Downtown Homewood will be closed for vehicles to make way for pedestrian traffic. Our event opens to the general public at 5:30pm. There will be a combination of inflatables/rides placed in the streets that will appeal to children of all ages. A DJ will provide music and interactive activities for the patrons at the event. Downtown Homewood is by far one of the best locations in the entire metro area to view the “Thunder on the Mountain” fireworks show from Vulcan Park ( http://www.visitvulcan.com/eventInfo/thunderonthemountain.htm ). All of our activities will end at the beginning of the fireworks display.
For more information about July 4th Celebration contact Rusty Holley at: email@example.com
Proceeds from the event will benefit the H.E.A.T. program at the Homewood Parks and Recreation and other community organizations. The H.E.A.T. program is for 6th – 8th graders in Homewood and provides recreational opportunities for the participants in different areas of interest.
For more information about H.E.A.T. program contact Jakob Stephens at:
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