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Star-Spangled Celebration 2018 - Kelly D

2018 Star-Spangled Celebration

HATTIESBURG + PETAL 

For the third time, the Downtown Hattiesburg Association and the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering to offer a family-friendly Fourth of July experience.

 

The Star-Spangled Celebration on the River will take place Friday, July 2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Hattiesburg’s Chain Park and Petal River Park, complete with a 9 p.m. fireworks display over the Leaf River.

Presented by Coca-Cola, the celebration will be family-friendly for residents and visitors of both Hattiesburg and Petal. Live music, activities, a kids’ zone, and a range of food vendors will be on both sides of the Leaf River. Additionally, official event t-shirts and tank tops will be available for purchase in both parks. 

 

Admission to the event is free. 

 

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit back and enjoy the festivities. 

 

Lap coolers are permitted. Pets, glass, tents, and personal fireworks (including sparklers) are not permitted at this event.  

 

Parking onsite is limited, but offsite parking with shuttle service will be available from 6-10PM. 

 

The Longleaf Trace bike path from the Historic Train Depot will close at 8:30PM until the conclusion of the fireworks show. 

 

Boat ramp and water access for the Leaf River will be closed for the duration of the event, beginning at 4PM.

 

Those with accessibility needs are encouraged to enjoy the festivities on the Hattiesburg side, as Petal River Park is not as accessible.

For more information on the music lineup and available vendors, follow the event on Facebook at “Star-Spangled Celebration on the River.”

 

COMMUNITY

INVOLVEMENT

To be a part of this tradition, please complete one of the forms below. All applications are due by June 28th.

SPONSORS

STAR-SPANGLED TITLE SPONSOR

Coca- Cola of Hattiesburg

STAR-SPANGLED STAGE SPONSORS

The First - A National Banking Association

ALL-AMERICAN SPONSORS

City of Hattiesburg

City of Petal

Forrest County Board of Supervisors

VisitMississipppi

Blakeney Communications B95

iHeart Radio 100.3

PATRIOT SPONSORS

Downtown Hattiesburg Association

Grove Transit

GulfSouth Productions

Petal Chamber of Commerce

Sunbelt Federal Credit Union

VisitHATTIESBURG

FREEDOM SPONSORS

MS Army National Guard

Grand Bank

Rain Forrest Car Wash

Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center

Puckett Rentals

STARS & STRIPES SPONSORS

American Graphics

Anderson Design

Bourne Brothers Printing

Fairley Construction

Forrest General Hospital

Hancock Whitney Bank

Hattiesburg Clinic

Keith's Superstores

Leaf River Dental

Shipley's Donuts

Southern Beverage

Stokes Distributing

Sweet Peppers

Taylor Rental

Trustmark Bank