Cartersville’s annual Fourth of July celebration, including a parade, concert and fireworks, is set for Monday, July 4. Stars & Stripes Over Cartersville is presented by the Cartersville Optimist Club in cooperation with WBHF FM 100.3 and AM 1450. The parade is presented by Metro Kia of Cartersville. This year’s parade theme, “Heroes” Real and Imagined”, will feature as parade Grand Marshalls the real heroes, our local veterans and members of the Carl Boyd Post #42 American Legion along with many of your favorite comic book heroes like Batman, Superman and Captain America to name a few of the imagined heroes. The parade down Main Street in downtown Cartersville begins at 9 a.m. in the Tabernacle Baptist Church parking lot. The procession, which leaves Douglas Street, turns right onto Church Street, then continues to make a left on Bartow Street, left on Main Street, left on Stonewall Street and left on East Church Street. It ends back at the church.
“We are still actively looking for parade participants”, stated WBHF station manager, Matt Santini, when asked about the parade. “Many communities have discontinued their parades. We are working hard to make our better every year. The Fourth of July Parade is one of the community service projects that we have taken on here at WBHF, and a great deal of time and resources are devoted to it by the entire staff.”
Proceeds from the parade benefit local children’s charities through the Cartersville Optimist Club. A parade application and information about the parade can be found on the WBHF radio website at wbhfradio.org and clicking the banner at the top of the page.
The July 4th Celebration at Dellinger Park is a community- wide event that includes Arts & Crafts, children’s activities, entertainment and the largest fireworks ever!! All activities, other than the downtown parade, are at Dellinger Park on the huge football field. Park activities start at 10:00 a.m. and continue until 10:00 p.m. Superior Plumbing will be providing their top of the line air-conditioned restroom trailer for patron’s comfort at the celebration.
Admission to Dellinger Park is free and parking is $5.00 per vehicle. More than 15,000 people are expected to celebrate the Fourth of July at Dellinger Park. Organizers of the activities at Dellinger say that Thanks to City of Cartersville, Bartow County and Century Bank of Georgia that they will again have a huge fireworks display. Fireworks will launch from Dellinger Park about 9:30 p.m. An Enormous Kid’s Zone will feature huge inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bounces, Quad Euro Bungee and more. There will be a petting zoo, pony rides and even camel rides.
There will also be live entertainment on the Century Bank of Georgia Stage that will feature local entertainment all day then Scott Thompson will play an acoustic set from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Following Scott will be 14-year old Devin Lanning as “Delvis” performing a montage tribute to Elvis!! After Delvis, Scott will team up with the band and Peachtree Station will start at 8:00 p.m. and take us on a musical ride until fireworks!!
You can find more information on the Fourth of July celebration in Cartersville on Facebook by searching “Stars, Stripes and Cartersville”.