Cullman Fireworks Festival July 4 at Heritage Park

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This year's Cullman Fireworks Festival will take place on Wednesday, July 4 at Heritage Park. (Photo courtesy of Desperation Church)

CULLMAN – The seventh annual Cullman Fireworks Festival, organized by Desperation Church, will take place on July 4 at 4 p.m. at Heritage Park. The free family-friendly event will feature a large fireworks show, inflatables for children, games hosted by Desperation Church members, and food available for purchase.

Desperation Church Lead Pastor Andy Heis shared, “We'll have all kinds of games. We’re having what we’re calling parking lot parties where we'll go around to all the different parking lots where people are sitting and we'll giving away gift cards to the winners,” said Heis. “It'll be a lot of fun.”

This year's festival will also feature a simulcast radio broadcast for viewers watching the show from areas around Heritage Park. Viewers who want to hear the broadcast, which will be synced with the live fireworks show, can tune into WKUL 92.1 FM or 97.9 Praise FM.

Pyro Shows Inc., the same company behind the fireworks display for Thunder on the Mountain in Birmingham, will be doing the fireworks show for the festival this year. There will be patriotic music played throughout the event and during the fireworks show which will be synced with the fireworks. The fireworks portion of the festival is slated to start at 9 p.m. and will last approximately 17 minutes.

Cody Miller, executive pastor of Desperation Church, appreciates the much-needed support the festival gets from the City of Cullman. “We have a great partnership with the city government and they are a great partner in advertising and providing space and providing even fire, police, EMS support,” said Miller. “It builds a trust within the community to have multiple organizations working together to pull off an event.”

For Heis and Desperation Church the festival is about more than just a fireworks show. “Our church is very community-minded and for me there is nothing more fun to me than watching an entire community come together for one purpose with their families. It brings joy to me to watch the community come together like that,” Heis said. “We want to be a blessing to our community and this is one way we think we can do that.”

For more information about Desperation Church, visit www.desperationchurch.tv

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