Independence Day 2020: Watch FB Live replay of Rome’s fireworks. Plus safety tips, link to ‘A Capital Fourth’ celebration.

Independence Day 2020: Watch FB Live replay of Rome’s fireworks. Plus safety tips, link to ‘A Capital Fourth’ celebration.

ROME

Rome’s 2020 Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Redmond Regional Medical Center. The fireworks were launched from the top of Jackson Hill, allowing more people than ever to be able to enjoy the display from around town. Zambelli Fireworks, a company that boasts more than 100 years of experience of shooting fireworks displays all over the country and the world, crafted the special show. The show included more than 2,000 firework shells across a broad range of sizes and colors including multiple chrysanthemum, peony, crossette, willow, dahlia, pattern displays and more during the show, which will end with an approximately 90-second finale. For more: www.rfpra.com.

Can’t make the fireworks? Watch it via Facebook Live:

  • From parks and recreation: If you can’t make it out and about on Saturday evening, we will have a Facebook Live stream of the fireworks (weather permitting) from a great vantage point. Come join us on our Facebook page at 9:30 p.m.

Also on TV and online, starts at 8 p.m. Saturday:

From GPB: In celebration of America’s 244th birthday, join John Stamos, Vanessa Williams and a star-studded lineup for the 40th anniversary presentation of A Capitol Fourth#July4thPBS


Canceled this year

  • The Cave Spring Fireworks show has been moved to Saturday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. Details
  • Lindale: The Lindale Independence Day activities.
  • Cartersville: Fourth of July activities.
  • Calhoun: Star Spangled Celebration at the Northwest Georgia Regional Fair.
  • Summerville: Canceled.

Be careful with those fireworks: Rome Fire Marshal Chief Mary Catherine Chewning encourages citizens to be alert and watchful of wind and weather conditions when setting off fireworks. “Fireworks should not be discharged directly over houses or structures; keep a fire extinguisher and/or a water hose nearby when setting off fireworks. Citizens should also be mindful of neighbors with PTSD and those with animals, small and large who are terrified of fireworks.” Georgia law, OCGA 25-10-2 states that fireworks may be used during the following times:

  • Any day from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.
  • Any day from 9 until 11:59 p.m.,  if allowed by county noise ordinance or permit;
  • On Jan. 1, July 3, July 4, and Dec. 31 from 9 until 11:59 p.m.; and on Jan. 1 from midnight until1 a.m.
  • For tips on the use of legal fireworks and fireworks safety: summer/fireworks
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