Smith Lake Park Fourth of July Fireworks Festival celebrating 50th anniversary

The Smith Lake Park fireworks show draws special attention from law enforcement. The show draws several thousand boats into a very tight cluster around the park, requiring tremendous amounts of safe driving, correct and functional navigational lighting, and patience and understanding from boaters. (Pixabay)

CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – Cullman County Parks and Recreation’s Smith Lake Park 4th of July Fireworks Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Monday. To celebrate, admission to the event will be free for everyone. Free to join activities, games, and contests will be held throughout the day. Families can play putt-putt golf, visit the swimming pool and rent kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. The annual golf cart parade will travel through the park at 4:00 p.m. The entertainment begins as early as 9:30 a.m. with the first musical guest in the artist line-up.

Entertainment Schedule:

9:30 a.m. – Bailey Hill

11:00 a.m. – Justin Oliver & Daniel Raine

12:30 p.m. – Justin & Tab

2:30 p.m. – BREZ

4:00 p.m. – Golf Cart Parade

4:30 p.m. – The Allen Tolbert Unit

6:00 p.m. – Games at the Stage

7:00 p.m. – Reid Haughton

County Parks and Rec Director Doug Davenport said, “We feel like it’s going to be an awesome event, there have been added security and traffic control.”

Desperation Church organized and ran the fireworks show at Heritage for several years, and through the pandemic, the City of Cullman chose to continue the show as a way to provide a safe avenue for families to get out and enjoy an event. Though the City decided not to host that show this year, they are encouraging the community to support the 50th anniversary of the County’s show at Smith Lake.

Executive Director of Cullman Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism Nathan Anderson stated, “The plans to continue the show were temporary, as we have many great opportunities for families to enjoy fireworks within our community. We have a great relationship with our friends at Cullman County Parks and Recreation and want to encourage others within our community to support their incredible show on the world-class lake we all love!”

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