The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department and other government staff will work with crews from J & M Displays in launching fireworks downtown. They are testing potential sites for the 2018 Star Spangled Classic event. Test launches will be fired from Lay Park ball field on Hoyt Street and from the northern end of Hickory Street and Willow Street.

Appropriate ACC Fire and Emergency Services Department and Police Department personnel will be involved to manage the event and monitor all safety considerations.

The Star Spangled Classic Returns on Saturday

Jun 28, 2017

The Athens community is invited to celebrate American independence with the annual Star Spangled Classic this Saturday, July 1.

This family friendly event is free and will begin at 5 p.m. Festival goers can look forward to many fun activities including live music, games for children and food trucks. The exact location of the event area is between Washington Street and College Avenue.

The highlight of the night, a fireworks display, will be the closing act scheduled for approximately 9:30 p.m.