Can you feel the excitement in the air surrounding Athens’ annual Fourth of July celebration, which moves this year from the grassy in-town locale of Bishop Park to the post-apocalyptic commercial wasteland that is Atlanta Highway? If not, no worries: The exclamation point that punctuates the 2014 happening’s official title is eager to help you along. Also here to help: the promise of live music from local acts Casper and the Cookies, The B-53’s, The Splitz, Devin Dennis, Matt Joiner and The Athens Band; a smattering of local food trucks for your tummy; tons of stuff for kids, including bouncy houses, clowns, face painters and more; and the Lil’ Ice Cream Dude. Feels like I’m missing something. Oh, right. FIREWORKS. ‘Nuff said.
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