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Calendar Pick: Star Spangled Classic

Credit: Anythony Cramp

The Star Spangled Classic is Athens’ annual celebration of American independence. The event, which is sponsored by the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, will include many free activities beginning at 6 p.m., such as carnival rides, inflatables, food trucks and a photobooth, as well as a performance from the Original Splitz Band at 7 p.m. The main event is of course the firework show, which will begin at 9:30 p.m., launching from the east side of the park. Note that no alcohol, personal fireworks, pets, grills or smoking are permitted at Star Spangled Classic. The ACCGov Animal Services Department will also be offering their annual “Foster for the Fourth” program this year, seeking homes to temporarily house the nearby shelter’s animals for the weekend. Check for additional details about parking and the “Foster for the Fourth” program.

WHO: Star Spangled Classic
WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 6 p.m. (event), 9:30 p.m. (fireworks)
WHERE: Southeast Clarke Park