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Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 800.648.5381
Celebrate the 4th in Decatur at the Spirit of America Festival
Decatur, Ala. (June 8, 2023) – For those in search of things to do on Independence Day, the city of Decatur welcomes everyone for a day of family fun and activities at Point Mallard Park. Set for July 4, 2023, the Spirit of America Festival offers star-spangled fun, food, craft vendors, a bike parade and a spectacular firework show in honor of Independence Day. The festivities get underway at 3 p.m. and families are invited to arrive earlier to enjoy the day at the Point Mallard water park.
The Spirit of America Field will open to guests at 3 p.m. so that families can pick out a prime viewing location to enjoy the fireworks show set for later in the evening. The free Independence Day celebration kicks off at 3:30 p.m. with the Children’s Bike Parade where patriotic decorated bikes, tricycles, wagons and strollers make their way around the Spirit of America field (soccer fields). Registration for the parade is free and is required beginning at 3 p.m. at TC Almon. A children’s area and food and craft vendors, hosted by Kiwanis Club of Decatur, will be available from 4 to 10 p.m. in the Expo Pavilion and surrounding areas so children can play, and adults may shop for unique items and indulge on traditional festival food.
Families can arrive before the festival gets underway and cool off at the Point Mallard water park. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 4th, the J. Gilmer Blackburn Aquatic Center offers a kiddy pool area, pro bowl slide, sky pond, lazy river, flume slides and a wave pool. Admission is $28 for adults (12-61), $23 for children (ages 3-11) and seniors (62+), and free for children 2 years old and younger. Following a fun-filled day in the water park, guests can walk over to the Spirit of America field to enjoy the festivities and fireworks.
Beginning at 9 p.m., the night sky will be illuminated with a spectacular fireworks display. The fireworks display will be choreographed to music simulcast by WDRM, and spectators outside of Point Mallard Park are encouraged to tune in to 102.1 FM to enjoy.
Guests are reminded to please leave pets at home, and tents and golf carts are not allowed on the Spirit of America field. Handicap parking will be available in the TC Almon parking lot and vendor and VIP event sponsor parking will be along the side of the soccer fields.
Point Mallard Park is located at 2901 Point Mallard Drive in Decatur, Ala. along the scenic banks of the Tennessee River. Admission to the festival is free and parking is free. Follow https://www.facebook.com/PointMallardPark for the latest information.
About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)
AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations and vendors. Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available by calling 800.648.5381, by visiting www.NorthAlabama.org and by following us on social media @VisitNorthAL.