Photo courtesy of Maury County Parks and Recreation Department
By ALEXANDER WILLIS
The Maury County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding an all-out Fourth of July celebration Thursday featuring live music, a patriotic car show, a kids’ zone with inflatables, food trucks, and at the end of the night, a fireworks show with synchronized music broadcast over the radio.
Held at Maury County Park in Columbia, the free event kicks off at 4 p.m., with the car show beginning at 5 p.m.
Titled the Red, White & Cruise-In, guests are encouraged to bring their cool car, truck or motorcycle between 5 – 8 p.m. for the chance to win an inaugural trophy for best ride. A little red, white and blue flair added to the ride certainly wouldn’t hurt participants’ chances of winning, either. The entry fee for the car show is $5, with all of the proceeds going towards the Columbia Counseling Ministries, a nonprofit organization that offers counseling services to those who otherwise could not afford counseling.
Live music will kick off at 5 p.m. and feature artists such as Nothen Short and the Muletown Cloggers.
The kids’ zone will be open at 4 p.m. until the conclusion of the event, and features multiple inflatables, as well as other kid-friendly activities. Armbands for the kids’ zone cost $5, and are good for the entire evening.
At the conclusion of the event, a fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m., with the fireworks synchronized to a radio broadcast. Those interested can tune into the radio broadcast by dialing to 87.9 FM.
The event is free to attend, and will be held at Maury County Park, 1018 Maury County Park Drive, Columbia, TN 38401.