Despite a pandemic and a reported shortage of available fireworks, many organizations and municipalities will have fireworks shows this weekend. If you live in or near downtown, however, you will have to travel, as some of the usual bigger displays there are not happening this year.
Pops on the River at Coolidge Park, which also features the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, is called off this year. Also, the Chattanooga Lookouts are out of town this weekend but have fireworks every Friday night of the season when they are at AT&T Field.
Signal Mountain typically has a big display but will not this year because of doubts related to the pandemic. The town would have needed to order the fireworks six months ago. It is, however, having a barbecue at Althaus Park.
Here's where to catch a fireworks show over the coming days. All displays will start around dark (about 9:30 p.m.) unless otherwise specified.
THURSDAY, JULY 1
* Collegedale: Collegedale Commons, Swinyar Drive ($5 to park on site), 9:45 p.m.
* Fort Payne, Alabama: Sports Complex, 101 45th St. NE
FRIDAY, JULY 2
* Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia: Barnhardt Circle, 6th Cavalry Museum
* LaFayette, Georgia: Ross Abney Complex, First Street, 10 p.m.
* Ringgold, Georgia: Boyd's Speedway, 1481 Scruggs Road
SATURDAY, JULY 3
* Copper Basin: Border towns of Copperhill, Tennessee, and McCaysville, Georgia, 9:30 p.m.
* Dunlap, Tennessee: Harris Park, 9:15 p.m. CDT
* Etowah, Tennessee: L&N Depot, 727 Tennessee Ave., 9:45 p.m.
* Graysville, Tennessee: Kristopher's Kingdom, 475 Blacktrack Road, Graysville, 10 p.m.
* Henagar, Alabama: Henagar City Park, 18294 Highway 75, 9 p.m. CDT
* Jasper, Tennessee: City Park, 700 Phillips Ave., 9 p.m. CDT
* Monteagle, Tennessee: Ball fields, 9 p.m. CDT
* Pikeville, Tennessee: Pikeville Farmers Market, 3150 Main St.
* Ringgold, Georgia: Northwest Georgia Amphitheater, Catoosa Circle, 9:30 p.m.
* Ringgold, Georgia: Willow Tree Farms, 609 Post Oak Road, 9:30 p.m. $15
* Rossville, Georgia: Lake Winnepesaukah, 1730 Lakeview Drive, 10 p.m.
* Scottsboro, Alabama: Goose Pond Colony, Hembree Drive, 9 p.m. CDT
* Soddy-Daisy: Soddy Lake on Dayton Pike
* South Pittsburg, Tennessee: Watch from downtown between Fourth and Fifth streets, 9 p.m. CDT
* Spring City: Veterans Park, Park Street
* Summerville, Georgia.: Chattooga County Agricultural Center, 40 Middle School Road, 10 p.m.
* Trenton, Georgia: Jenkins Park, 103 Price St.
SUNDAY, JULY 4
* Athens, Tennessee: Athens Regional Park (no parking on site), 9:30 p.m.
* Blue Ridge, Georgia: Lake Blue Ridge Marina, 335 Marina Drive
* Cleveland, Tennessee: Bradley Square Mall, 200 Paul Huff Parkway, 9:15 p.m.
* Dalton, Georgia: Heritage Point Park, 1275 Cross Plains Trail, 9:45 p.m.
* Decatur, Tennessee: 116 N. Main St.
* Guild, Tennessee: Hales Bar Marina & Resort, Hales Bar Road, 10 p.m. CDT
* Ringgold, Georgia: Barn on Beaumont, North Beaumont Road
* Sewanee, Tennessee: Lake Cheston, $1 donation requested
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