MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) - On the day Madison celebrates the independence of our great country, everyone wants to see fireworks!
A local favorite for the 4th of July, 'Stars and Stripes Forever' at Dublin Park. And organizers say this year, there will be more fireworks than ever before!
Gayle Milam has been organizing this event for a decade now. She said it started out as a very small production, but it gets better and better every year.
"Each year we just kind of add and add and add. So, you've got to do something new and exciting each year."
There will be the usual favorite inflatable bounce houses and water slider. Plus, music and games. This year though, the theme runs deeper.
"We're doing our military displays that we have never been able to do," Milam said. "So, they have already started setting up. We're going to have the ARMY, the Air Force, and the Marines who are going to be doing static displays which is going to be exciting this year."
Also exciting, a performance from Madison's own recording artist Christina Lynn at 7:30 p.m.
The fireworks show will fire off at around 9:00, and is expected to be a 15-20 minute show, the longest they've ever had. They even have an 8-inch shell, something brand new this year.
Parking for the event will be at Bob Jones High School with Shuttle Services provided by the City of Madison. Shuttle services will began running at 1:30 pm with the last pick up at 8:00 pm. Following the event, the Shuttles will take you back to Bob Jones High School.
To keep the celebration fun and safe, city leaders ask that you please don't bring your own fireworks or alcohol.
The event is free, from 2:00 to 9:00 Friday.
For a full list of events at the Stars and Stripes Forever event, click here.