Stars and Stripes - July 4 Fireworks Celebration
July 4, 20236:00pm
Join us on Tuesday, July 4 for the Sandy Springs Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration at City Springs!
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
4:00 p.m. City Green opens
6:00 p.m. Food trucks open
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Music by The Platinum Band
9:30 p.m. Fireworks start!
Blankets, lawn chairs (low back chairs preferred) and umbrellas are allowed. Please do not set up before 4:00 p.m. Please lower umbrellas when the music starts. No outside tables. No tents. No personal sparklers. No pets. Please do not move existing bistro tables and chairs on the plaza.
Bring your own picnic, purchase from one of the nearby restaurants, or check out one of the food trucks! Food Trucks TBA. Only alcoholic beverages sold on site are allowed.
Tune into 87.9 FM on your radio to listen to the live simulcast.
Due to anticipated heavy traffic and road closures, you should plan to use the FREE SHUTTLE that will run between Lake Forest Elementary School and City Springs throughout the event. Check back for more information as we get closer!
A reminder for the 4th of July
If you are planning to shoot your own fireworks, a quick review of the City’s ordinance:
• Fireworks are permitted on July 3 and July 4 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to midnight.
• Fireworks may not be ignited on any public roadway; public right-of-way; government property, including city parks and recreational areas; within 100 yards of any utility; within 100 yards of hospital, nursing homes, health care facilities; within 100 yards of any fuel dispensing station or places where flammable liquids are stored in excess of 500 gallons.
• Fireworks may not be sold to or used by anyone 18 years of age or younger.
The National Safety Council reports that fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires each year. Fireworks such as Roman candles, bottle rockets, mortar and skyrockets are projectiles designed to explode in the air.
It's best to leave the displays to the experts, but if you are planning your own fireworks celebration, please be safe.
The Sandy Springs Fire Department offers the following safety advice:
• Fireworks and alcohol don't mix - please don't drink and strike
• Wear close-toed shoes to protect your feet
• Wear eyeglasses or goggles to protect your eyes
• Wear long-sleeve shirts and long pants to avoid burns to arms and legs (the most common fireworks injury)- avoid certain fabrics like dry-wicking materials.
• Sparklers are popular for children - have them use a plastic cup to shield their hands. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that sparklers alone account for more than 25 percent of emergency room visits for fireworks injuries.