As darkness falls over Athens on July 4th the sky will burst with brilliant colors and glisten with sparkling streamers heralding our Nation's victory for independence. This annual fireworks display is nestled in the Athens Football Stadium (100 U.S. Highway 31N in Athens) with rockets aimed skyward for an amazing show visible from surrounding spaces like Athens Park and Recreation Center, Central Church of Christ and other adjacent areas.
2021 Red, White & Boom: Let Freedom Ring - Athens-Limestone Fireworks Show at the Athens Stadium (100 U.S. Highway 31N in Athens). No stadium seating will be available due to safety issues. This sky-filled show is viewable from adjacent properties including Central Church of Christ, Athens Shopping Center with Cultivate Church, Athens High School, Athens SportsPlex, and Swan Creek Park. (Please see map below.)
Please respect private property and traffic right of ways. Following the show, Athens Police Department will be controlling the flow of traffic on U.S. Highway 31 that may require detours to reach your next destination, please plan accordingly and have patience as the area empties.
Please be advised that AL-251 is closed to traffic at Lindsay Lane and there is no access to U.S. Highway 31 via that route. U.S. Highway 31 area surrounding the Athens Stadium is accessible via the AL-251 detour via East Forrest Street, Interstate 65 Exit 354, Pryor Street East, Hobbs Street East, West Forrest Street and U.S. Highway 72 junction to U.S. Highway 31.
Please enjoy the firework show starting after dark (approximately 8:30PM) provided by Athens-Limestone County Tourism, Athens Gas Department - An 811, Call Before You Dig Partner and Limestone County Commission. It is advised to arrive at least 30 minutes early to park before the show. A list of dining options are available below and we encourage you to grab a meal, drop the tailgate or spread out the picnic blanket and make the most of the celebration.
Tune into WSLV 96.5 or 105.1 for the simulcast music.
Don't forget your chair or blanket!
Athens Stadium Area Map
Anyone participating in the viewing of the Red, White & Boom Firework display does so willingly and at their own risk and by attending, agrees to release and hold harmless all organizers and associated event entities of any liability including contracting COVID-19 illness.