CONYERS, GA—The city of Conyers and Rockdale County government are partnering for a spectacular Independence Day fireworks event in the heart of Olde Town Conyers. The “Red, White and Boom” show, presented by the Conyers Convention and Visitors Bureau, is set for Sunday, July 3, 6 to 10 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs and blankets to enjoy an evening of patriotic festivities in Olde Town Conyers. Fireworks will begin at dark, or between 9:30. and 9:45 p.m.
“Diverse food choices, great bands, fun and fireworks are what draws everyone together for the patriotic festivities in Olde Town,” said Mayor Vince Evans. “We are eager to celebrate the holiday with friends and neighbors in the heart of Conyers.”
“Red, White and Boom is a wonderful opportunity for city and county governments to collaborate on another memorable event for our community,” said Rockdale County Board of Commissioners Chairman Oz Nesbitt.
The main stage on Bank Street will feature Atlanta’s Contagious Band and local artists beginning at 7 p.m.
A secondary stage at the Olde Town Pavilion (dubbed the Patriotic Pavilion for Red, White and Boom at Randal S. Mills City Center Park will feature local favorite, the Tiger Bragg Band. Olde Town restaurant The Celtic Tavern is hosting a beer garden at the Patriotic Pavilion.
Food trucks scheduled to participate include Atlanta Pizza, Burger Brothers, Jerk Brothers, South of Philly, Thank Cod Fish and Chips, Hot Mama’s Cooking (vegan options), Issa Funnel Cake, Kona Ice, the Carnival Food Truck, Rio’s Italian Ice and Atlanta Lemonade. Other food vendors include Classic Kettle Corn, Knock You Out BBQ, Seis Hermanas, and Tenley’s Tomatoes Produce. Children’s activities will be in the lower tier of the city’s Main Street parking lot and include pay-to-play bounce houses, slides and obstacle courses, and face painting.
Roads in the immediate area of the festivities will close at 5:30 p.m. on July 3. Bank Street will be closed to through-traffic and parking in anticipation of the set-up of the festivities. Pine Street (between Milstead Avenue and Pine Log Road), Main Street (at Milstead Avenue south to Main Street parking lot), Center Street, Court Street, and Commercial Street will all be closed to through-traffic by Conyers Police.
“We are prepared to welcome everyone to Olde Town Conyers for the patriotic festivities and ask that the public exercise patience and caution due to limited parking when arriving for the event and safety at the conclusion of the event,” said Chief of Police Gene Wilson.
Parking lots that front Milstead Avenue at the Rockdale County Courthouse will not be available to the public for parking or spectating as it is close to the fireworks launch area and only authorized personnel are permitted in the area. Parking is encouraged throughout Olde Town in church parking lots, city parking lots, etc.
A complimentary shuttle service will run 5:30 to10:30 p.m. from two parking areas: the Rockdale County Government Annex at 1400 Parker Road and Rockdale Career Academy at 1064 Culpepper Drive. Shuttles, which will also accommodate guests with disabilities, will transport those attending the event to a convenient drop-off point in Olde Town Conyers and provide return transport to the lots off Parker Road.
The presenting sponsor for this year’s event is the Conyers Convention and Visitors Bureau. Patriotic Blue sponsors include Farmers and Merchants Bank, Keenan Media, Hargray Fiber, Carrie Me Home Realty, About Conyers Magazine and KBCN. Celebrate Community corporate sponsors include: K.J. Insurance, Conyers Best Laundry, Unidos Latino Association, Forever Mis Quinces, Olde Town Merchants Association and Falcons Fury Harley Davidson.
In the event of severe, inclement weather on July 3, the public is encouraged to stay tuned to the city and county social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates on whether the event will be rescheduled. If postponed on July 3, only the fireworks portion of the Red, White and Boom event will take place on Saturday, July 9, at 9:30 p.m.
For more information on Red, White and Boom and other events, visit conyersga.com.