by City of Huntsville staff
Make plans to come out and celebrate the 4th of July with the City of Huntsville’s Parks and Leisure Department at Kate Barr Ross Park. The festivities will feature entertainment for all ages and a large-scale fireworks show. The celebration, which is sure to be a fun and safe day for the entire family, begins at 4 p.m. and wraps up at 8 p.m. The evening will be capped off with bursts of color during the show that will take place at 9:15 p.m., weather permitting. The light show at the end of the evening has become a tradition for many area residents.“Come out and enjoy a fun-filled day to celebrate the Fourth of July,” said Penny Joiner, Parks and Leisure Administrative Coordinator. “We would love to see the moms, dads, and kiddos enjoying the activities planned.”
Booths this year will include a rock climbing wall, face painter, airbrush artist, leather crafts, bounce houses, and karaoke.
“We will also have watermelon-eating contests throughout the evening,” Joiner adds. “The contests are always fun to watch.”
Admission into the park, as well as the children’s events, is free. Food vendors will be on site and prices will vary.
Citizens should take note that no alcohol or glass bottles will be allowed on the premises.
The Huntsville Fire Department will be on location to ensure the safety of the public and property surrounding the area of the fireworks show.
For more information, contact Joiner at 936-294-5708, online at www.HuntsvilleTX.gov/Recreation, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/COH-recservices.