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Town of Franklin July 4th Fireworks

Franklin, NC -- The Town of Franklin is proud to present a special July 4th park & watch Fireworks Show on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 9:30pm

Franklin's Annual Independence Day Celebration takes a new turn this year due to the many restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, we will be unable to host our Annual July 4th Parade. However, this year the Town will present an evening, park & watch, fireworks show beginning at 9:30 pm. * Rain date is Sunday, July 5th at 9:30 pm

We are pleased to be working with Hale Artificier, Inc. of Lexington, North Carolina which has designed a great show for everyone that is sure to lift everyone's spirits during this difficult time we're in. The show will be shot across from the Shops at Riverwalk, formerly the East Franklin Shopping Center on Highlands Road.

The 20 minute park and watch fireworks display will feature all aerial shells, hundreds of them soaring hundreds of feet into the air. The show will conclude with a spectacular grand finale that includes 250 shells.

This magnificient and uplifting display can be seen from many locations other than Highlands Road. In fact, many will be able to sit on their front porch and take in the show.

In partnership with WFSC Radio, the event will also feature a live broadcast beginning at 8:30 p.m. At 9:30 p.m. WFSC will air a patriotic soundtrack for the fireworks display that you will be able to enjoy, no matter where you are, by tuning to 104.9 FM.

A perimeter around the site will be secured throughout the day and evening. Spectators will not be allowed to park or walk close to the "hot zone" or launching site.

Individuals and families are encouraged to watch at a distance either from their homes and other areas around Franklin where the show will be visible.

Those attending are expected to comply with all social distancing guidelines in place including 6 feet of separation from others and wear facial coverings if leaving your car at any time prior to or during the event and are unable to social distance.

How to Know if you can see the Fireworks Display:
Hale Artificier will fire a test fireworks shell at 9:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. These test shells will help those who want to view the fireworks display determine if they might need to move to a different location for better viewing.

What will happen in the event of rain?:
In the event the show has to be postponed due to storms or heavy downpours, rain date is Sunday, July 5th at 9:30 pm.

The Town of Franklin, NC is proud to be working with Hale Artificier, Inc. of Lexington, North Carolina. Hale Artificier is the state's largest and Carolina's premier fireworks display company with 36 years experience in the pyrotechnic arts.

Hale Artificier has put together a great show for you on July 4th featuring hundreds of aerial shells and a grand finale featuring 250 shells.

Tune into 104.9 WFSC Radio for a special live broadcast from Fireworks Over Franklin. The broadcast will begin at 8:30 pm.

Following, 104.9 FM will air the official soundtrack to Fireworks Over Franklin. Be sure to enjoy the musical presentation to accompany the fireworks display in Franklin, NC.

The Town of Franklin will be hosting a live Fireworks show located at 15 First Street on Saturday July 4, 2020 at approximately 9:30 p.m. There will be no ground show or vendors. This will be an aerial only show and can be viewed from various areas of Franklin. Due to COVID 19 restrictions the public will not be allowed at 15 First Street. Please expect delays and street closures in this area on Saturday July 4, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Franklin Police Department at 828-524-2864.

No admittance by any unauthorized personnel on grounds of fireworks show.

This is not a festival. This is a park & watch event. 

PLEASE FOLLOW ALL COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES including Social Distancing as required by the NC Governor's Executive Orders.

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