By Sheena Barnett
TUPELO – It looks like Tupelo’s annual Fourth of July celebrations have found a new home in Fairpark.
The 28th annual All-America City 4th of July Celebration has traditionally been held in Ballard Park, but last year the festivities moved down the road to Fairpark. It worked so well, the celebration returns there this year.
The event is rain or shine, said Leigh Ann Mattox, recreational director for Tupelo Parks and Recreation.
“It’s a traditional Fourth of July celebration, with plenty of food and music,” Mattox said.
Music starts at 3 p.m., and there will be plenty of activities. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. The entertainment covers diverse styles of music, from the Americana of Holy Ghost Electric Show to Bonfire Orchestra’s soulful pop to Chris Weaver Band’s country twang.
North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and a choir will provide patriotic tunes. Fireworks will light up the sky around 9:15 p.m.
Main Street from Front Street east to Elizabeth Street will be closed 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Independence Day, as well as streets surrounding Fairpark, including South Commerce Street, Fairpark Drive, East Troy Street and Monoghan Street.
CHECK IT OUT
• What: 28th Annual All-America City 4th of July Celebration
• When: 3 p.m. Friday
• Where: Fairpark
• Cost: Free
• Information: (662) 841-6440
3 p.m. – Strangers
3:45 p.m.– Kayla Shalon
4:30 p.m.– Feedback
5:15 p.m. – Holy Ghost Electric Show
6:15 p.m. – Bonfire Orchestra
7:15 p.m. – Chris Weaver Band
8:20 p.m. – Irma Collins
8:30 p.m. – North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
9:15 p.m. – Fireworks