Celebrate The 4th With 4 Days Of Fireworks In Chattanooga

Friday, June 21, 2013 - by Dave Santucci
- photo by Scenic City Photography
The skies over Chattanooga will be filled with colorful displays this Independence Day weekend giving travelers another reason to visit area attractions.

The celebrations begin in grand style on July 3, as people gather in Coolidge Park, located across the river from the Tennessee Aquarium, to enjoy Pops on the River. This evening of fun opens with a free performance by the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra. The music rises to a crescendo while a spectacular fireworks show lights up the sky and illuminates the river.

There’s nothing more American than baseball, hotdogs and fireworks on the Fourth of July. Baseball fans will find all three and more as the Chattanooga Lookouts take on the Jacksonville Suns at AT&T Field. After the game watch the outfield and skies overhead light up in a flurry of flashes and booms. Call it a fireworks double-header – the Lookouts and Suns play again on Friday, July 5, with fireworks after the game.

It will be hot as a firecracker during the holiday, so cool off at the region’s newest waterpark - Lake Winnie's “SoakYa!” Spend the day floating along a refreshing lazy river and stay to check out their dazzling fireworks displays on July 4 and July 6.

Chattanooga Fireworks Full Schedule

Wednesday, July 3, Pops on the River
Thursday, July 4, Chattanooga Lookouts and Lake Winnie
Friday, July 5, Lookouts
Saturday, July 6, Lake Winnie

For more details visit http://www.chattanoogafun.com/blog/chattanooga-fireworks.


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