Special to the Eagle
DECATUR – The Spirit of The us Festival will be held at Point Mallard Park in Decatur July 3-4, with two times of entertaining, arts and crafts, reside new music, a bicycle parade and a spectacular firework demonstrate in honor of Independence Day.
Festival hrs are Saturday, July 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, July 4, from noon to 9 p.m.
Activities lined up equally times of the pageant incorporate a petting zoo, pony rides, trackless prepare rides, carnival game titles and experience painting. Over 100 food and arts and craft distributors together with food items vans will be on hand to indulge on lemonade, sweet tea, shaved ice, funnel cakes, ice cream, beignets, pizza, hamburgers, hotdogs, iced coffees, deep fried Oreos, egg rolls, gyros, rooster wings, roasted corn, catfish, shrimp, kettle corn and significantly far more.
Independence Working day kicks off with the Children’s Bicycle Parade at 10 a.m. with patriotic adorned bikes, tricycles, wagons and strollers creating their way from the TC Almon Middle to the Stage Mallard Ice Complex. Registration for the parade is cost-free and is necessary commencing at 9 a.m. at TC Almon.
The Spirit of The us Industry will open up to attendees at 3 p.m. on July 4 so that families can pick out a key viewing location with their blankets and chairs for the 9 p.m. fireworks clearly show. In addition, there will be leisure on stage at the Spirit of The usa Subject beginning at 4 p.m. with north Alabama musician Zoe Burdett, Erica Moyers at 5:30 p.m., Christian band Xtreme Religion at 6 p.m., and the interactive household comedy display “Austin & Leb Offers” at 7:30 p.m.
The fireworks display will be choreographed to songs simulcast by WDRM, and spectators outdoors of Place Mallard Park are encouraged to tune in to 102.1 FM.
From 6-11 p.m. on July 4, NARCOG Transit will supply shuttle services for the fireworks demonstrate from the GE plant (2328 Level Mallard Dr. SE) and Princess Theatre (112 2nd Ave. NE). Shuttle wristbands are only $2 and allow just about every individual that will make a obtain, unlimited rides to and from the festival internet site and will enable for simple entry when leaving the festival. Particular person one way outings will price tag $1 each if a wristband is not purchased.
Past contact for downtown parking will be at 10:45 p.m. Suitable transform ought to be made use of. Motorists do not have transform and do not take debit or credit score playing cards. Because of to the COVID-19 pandemic and federal guidelines, facial area coverings are continue to expected when using public transportation. All riders must don a mask and follow social distancing as considerably as feasible.
Company are reminded to be sure to depart pets at residence, and tents and golf carts are not authorized on the Spirit of The usa field. Handicapped and VIP function sponsor parking are offered at the Ice Rink.
Issue Mallard h2o park will be open up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 3 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 4. The J. Gilmer Blackburn Aquatic Centre gives a kiddy pool spot, pro bowl slide, sky pond, lazy river, flume slides, and speed slides. Because of to staffing difficulties, not all points of interest could be functioning at all periods.
Admission is $20 for adults (12-61), $15 for children (ages 5-11), military (with ID) and seniors (62+), and free of charge for small children 4 many years outdated and younger. Subsequent a enjoyment-stuffed working day in the drinking water park, attendees can walk in excess of to the Spirit of The united states area to love the firework display.
Admission to the pageant by itself is cost-free and parking is absolutely free.
Point Mallard Park is found at 2901 Place Mallard Push in Decatur. For far more information make sure you contact 256-341-4839 or take a look at the Festival’s Facebook page @spiritofamericafestival.