Auburn, Ala. - Join Auburn Parks and Recreation for the Annual Fourth of July Celebration, sponsored by Briggs and Stratton Corporation, on Thursday, July 4 behind the home side of Duck Samford Stadium. This FREE community event is open to all ages. Gates open at 6 p.m., followed by live music at 7 p.m. Be sure to stick around for one of THE best fireworks displays in the area beginning at 9 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic basket to celebrate our nation’s birthday with a night full of live entertainment, fun activities, and free goodies courtesy of Briggs & Stratton. If you're looking to take a break from cooking for the evening, purchase food on-site from Country's Barbecue, McAlister's Deli, Kona Ice, and Mr. Piggywigg's Old Fashion Kettle Corn. Children will enjoy free balloon art, courtesy of dRMagic. The Annual Fourth of July Celebration is a family-friendly event. No alcohol or glass bottles are permitted.
Back by popular demand, this year’s musical entertainment will feature The Answer Band. A regular on the wedding, corporate event, college, and private party scene, this crowd favorite performs hits from Motown, soul, and funk classics. Familiar songs such as "Superstition," "Mustang Sally," "My Girl," and more make up a long list of cover songs sure to please all ages and musical tastes. Don't miss a toe-tapping, two hour set of music sure to get you on your feet and dancing to the sounds of The Answer Band!
Auburn Parks and Recreation would like to extend a special thank you to Briggs & Stratton Corporation for sponsoring the Annual Fourth of July Celebration. Briggs and Stratton presented the City of Auburn with a $10,000 check at the Tuesday, June 18 City Council meeting in support of the event. The City of Auburn is grateful to Briggs and Stratton for providing the citizens of Auburn with an outstanding fireworks display and Fourth of July Celebration since 2000.
Pictured above, L - R: Auburn Mayor Pro Tem Dick Phelan accepts a $10,000 donation from Cisco King, HR Manager for the Auburn Briggs and Stratton plant, in support of Auburn's Annual Fourth of July Celebration on Thursday, July 4. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. behind the home side of Duck Samford Stadium, followed by live music at 7 p.m., and a fireworks show, made possible by Briggs and Stratton's donation, at 9 p.m.
Planning to attend the event? Visit www.auburnalabama.org/parks to view a map of the event. Attendees should note the parking lot off Airport Road, between the Bo Cavin Fields and the new Duck Samford Fields, will be CLOSED to the public during the event as part of the fireworks shoot site. The parking lot on East University Drive near the old Duck Samford Fields will be OPEN to the public for parking.
Join us as we celebrate Independence Day on Thursday, July 4. In the event of rain, the fireworks display will be held on Friday, July 5 at 9 p.m. Follow the City of Auburn on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofAuburnAL to stay up-to-date on weather cancellations.
For more information, visit www.auburnalabama.org/parks or contact Auburn Parks and Recreation at 501-2930.