CONYERS, GA—The city of Conyers and Rockdale County governments have partnered to bring back Independence Day fireworks to the heart of Olde Town. The Red, White and Boom celebration, presented by the Conyers Visitor and Convention Bureau, will be held on Saturday, July 3, from 6 to 10 p.m.
“After missing out on the July 4 celebration in 2020 due to the pandemic, I am very excited that we’re able to bring this popular event back this year with a fabulous fireworks show. This will be yet another great event that will allow us to feel that things are truly getting back to the way they were,” said Mayor Vince Evans.
Bank Street will be closed to through-traffic and parking on Saturday,
July 3 in anticipation of the set-up of the event that day. The main stage on Bank Street will feature the Fly Betty Band and local artists beginning at 7 p.m. Food trucks including Rio’s Italian Ice, Chick-Fil-A, Atlanta Pizza, Burger Brothers, Jerk Brothers, and Carnival Food truck will stage off of Bank Street. Other food and beverage vendors include Everything on a Stick (kabobs) and Classic Kettle Corn. Children’s activities will be in the lower tier of the city’s Main Street parking lot to include pay-to-play bounce houses, Gravity Launch Pad’s spider bungee jump, and face painting. A secondary stage at the Olde Town Pavilion (dubbed the Patriotic Pavilion for Red, White and Boom) at Randal S. Mills City Center Park will feature local favorite, the OBEWI Band. Olde Town restaurant the Celtic Tavern is hosting a beer garden at the Patriotic Pavilion.
Citizens are encouraged to bring folding chairs and blankets to enjoy an evening of patriotic festivities in Olde Town Conyers. Fireworks will begin at dark, or between 9:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Red, White and Boom would not be possible without presenting sponsor the Conyers Visitors and Convention Bureau. Patriotic Blue Sponsors include About Magazines, AccuGrafix, Keenan Media, Rockdale County GOP, RE/MAX Around Atlanta East, Eastmore Development, and Rockdale Channel 23. Celebrate Community Corporate Sponsors include: Conyers Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, Corner Market, Still Lumber, KJ Insurance, Pinnacle Bank, Conyers Best Laundry, and Unidos Latino Association.
“The return of Red, White and Boom is a wonderful opportunity for city and county governments to collaborate on another memorable event for our community,” said Rockdale County Board of Commissioners Chairman Oz Nesbitt.
Roads in the immediate area of the festivities will close at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 3. Pine Street (between Milstead Avenue and Pine Log Road), Main Street (at Milstead Avenue south to Main Street parking lot), Center Street, Court Street, and Commercial Street will all be closed to through-traffic by Conyers Police.
“We are prepared to welcome everyone to Olde Town Conyers for the patriotic festivities and ask that the public exercise patience and caution due to limited parking when arriving for the event and safety at the conclusion of the event,” said Chief of Police Gene Wilson.
Parking lots that front Milstead Avenue at the Rockdale County Courthouse will not be available to the public for parking or spectating as it is in close proximity to the fireworks launch area and only authorized personnel are permitted in the area. Parking is encouraged throughout Olde Town in church parking lots, city parking lots, etc.
A complimentary shuttle service will run between the hours of 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. on July 3 from two parking areas: the Rockdale County Government Annex at 1400 Parker Road and Rockdale Career Academy at 1064 Culpepper Drive. Shuttles will transport those attending the event to a convenient drop-off point in Olde Town Conyers and provide return transport to the lots off of Parker Road.
In the event of severe inclement weather on July 3, the public is encouraged to stay tuned to the city and county social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates on whether the event will be rescheduled. If postponed on July 3, only the fireworks portion of the Red, White and Boom event will take place on Saturday, July 10 at 9:30 p.m.
For more information on the Red, White and Boom and other events, visit conyersga.com.