Firecracker Fest returns for 2021 with Independence Day celebration set for Saturday, July 3

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and Synovus are energized to existing the 2021 Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Regional Park in Statesboro July 3, from 5-10 p.m. 

This no cost party will contain numerous inflatables, reside music and local community exhibitions, as nicely as the regular frog jumping contest. If you plan on taking part in the frog jumping contest, be sure to carry your possess frog to Area 3 in between 5-5:30 p.m. For the finale, Briggs and Stratton will sponsor the fireworks exhibit, which will just take place all-around 9:15 p.m. 

The new music lineup this 12 months includes Sweetwater Junction. These all-pro players accomplish a substantial wide range of celebration audio from the previous five a long time, from classic rock to funk, R&B to 80s. Sweetwater Junction will be on stage from 5:30-7 p.m. and 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. Nearby Chyann Rose will fill the 7-7:45 p.m. slot and will be delivering the countrywide anthem.

The Firecracker Fest has been a Statesboro tradition for a lot of, quite a few several years.

“The Firecracker Fest is a fantastic event for anyone in our group and we are proud to be in a position to host as soon as once more,” states Eddie Canon, director of SBCPRD. “We will do almost everything we can to support our visitors have a risk-free, fun Independence Working day celebration.”

The Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Division wishes anyone to be safe and sound this getaway and have worked with regional law enforcement and the Georgia Freeway Patrol to develop a site visitors approach for this celebration.

Beginning at 8:45 p.m., no traffic will be permitted down Freeway 24 from the 301 Bypass to the recycling centre just earlier the most important entrance to Mill Creek Regional Park.  From 9:30 till 10:30 p.m., website traffic will exit out of the main entrance of the park working with both of those lanes. The ideal lane will be directed suitable or left onto Highway 24 the remaining lane will be directed left onto Freeway 24.  Visitors exiting from residences and corporations across Freeway 24 from Mill Creek Regional Park will only be allowed to flip appropriate (west) onto Highway 24. Both equally lanes of Highway 24 will go straight to the bypass.  The right lane of Freeway 24 will be permitted to journey ideal on to the bypass or straight on Highway 24/East Principal. The still left lane of Highway 24 will be directed left on to the bypass.

Site visitors exiting out of the again exit at Mill Creek will turn suitable on to Brannen Highway and then still left on to Beasley Highway to Highway 80. The again entrance to Mill Creek Park will be employed for exiting only.

The moment all vehicles have exited from Mill Creek Regional Park website traffic from Mill Creek Elementary will be directed correct on to Beasley Road to Freeway 80. Visitors exiting from Bible Baptist, Trinity Church and Barnes Lumber will be directed suitable on to Freeway 24 to the bypass for entry to Highways 80 and 301. 

Exiting desire will be provided to individuals parked in selected parts within Mill Creek Regional Park.

Any motorists wishing to travel down Highway 24 soon after 8:45 p.m. will be rerouted to Freeway 80 East to Burkhalter Highway in which they will turn still left and vacation down to Zettwell Highway and convert left once more. This will consider them back to Freeway 24 on the opposite facet of Mill Creek Regional Park. 

This occasion could not be possible without having the help of lots of sponsors and the group. This year’s Firecracker Fest is sponsored by Synovus, Briggs and Stratton, Coca-Cola, the Kiwanis Club of Statesboro, Brickhouse Dwell, Blanchard Devices and Statesboro Golf Carts.

For much more information and facts on the 2021 Firecracker Fest, phone 912-764-5637 or stop by www.bullochrec.com.