La Vergne plans to celebrate big this year during its fourth annual 4th of July party. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., listen to live music and stay for the spectacular fireworks show at dark.
The free event, held at Veterans Memorial Park on Floyd Mayfield Drive off of Murfreesboro Road, will feature a free concert by Wildfire, a popular band that plays 70s music. In addition, children can play in bounce houses and participate in other activities. Concession foods will be available at a minimal cost.
“This is a wonderful event for our city,” said Mayor Senna Mosley. “It gives families, friends, and neighbors the opportunity to celebrate this important holiday together in the comfort of our own town. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs so you can kick back to listen to some great music before the amazing fireworks show.”
The Fourth of July holiday is always busy for law enforcement, as well. La Vergne Police Chief Mike Walker reminds people to always have a designated driver if drinking is part of their celebration. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the city park.
In addition, police are asking residents to be aware of firework hours and to be considerate of neighbors and pets. “We urge residents and visitors to respect the hours listed in the ordinance for the sake of young children and family pets,” said Chief Walker. “Dogs and other animals can get very frightened with the loud explosions and banging sounds.”
City ordinance allows for the discharge of common fireworks as follows:
June 21 - July 7, 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
July 4, 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m.
Fire Chief Rick McCormick urges caution when handling fireworks. “From one ember sparking a major fire to remembering safety first when discharging fireworks, we ask our community to be very careful during this holiday,” he said.