By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Norcross to Celebrate America with Red, White & BOOM! Event on July 3rd
Celebration to include fireworks, food trucks and children’s activities

Norcross - In celebration of America’s Independence Day, the City of Norcross  is throwing a pre-Fourth of July block party on July 3 from 5-10 p.m. with fireworks beginning at approximately 9:25 p.m.

July 3rd Norcross 1370190The 2016 edition of Red, White & BOOM! will include food trucks, fun and fireworks! The good times start with a bang at 5 p.m. with bounce houses (nominal fee), festive face painting and an assortment of food vendors.
 
Event attendees are invited to stroll the city sidewalks to find Norcross’ eclectic collection of shops and restaurants, dance in the park to tunes spun by the DJ
from 5:30-9:30 p.m., or snag a spot on the lawn at Lillian Webb Park for a picnic and mingling with friends before the fireworks light up the night sky. For those looking to continue the fun and celebration, event-goers can head over to one of Norcross’ local hotspots for live music and libations.
 
July 3rd Norcross 3907190“With entertainment, food and fun throughout the event, Red, White & BOOM! is a wonderful way to salute our nation’s history,”  said City of Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson. “We look forward to celebrating with this patriotic event complete with fireworks and activities for the entire family.”   
 
The City of Norcross notes that absolutely no shade structures (tents or umbrellas) are allowed and will have to be dismantled. ADA parking will be available at City Hall (
65 Lawrenceville Street) and Bostic Street. City staff will be available to transport seniors or anyone needing assistance that day via golf carts at each of the respective parking locations. A shuttle will also run continuously from the Norcross First United Methodist Church, 2500 Beaver Ruin Road.
  
While it won’t be hard to have a good time at Norcross’ Red, White & BOOM!, the City of Norcross would like to offer a few ways to make sure it is a memorable Fourth of July event:
 
1.     Snag a spot at Lillian Webb Park for the best view of the fireworks display.

2.     Don’t miss out on the festivities or show while looking for a parkingspace. Free parking will be available at two nearby designated churches with a shuttle running continuously to downtown Norcross.

3.     Be the life of the party by not committing a party foul. Please be mindful of other guests by not blocking the view. To keep the night sky in perfect view of the fireworks, tents and umbrellas are not allowed.

4.     Remember, Norcross is an active railroad crossing location.  Train tracks are NOT safe for firework viewing.

5.     Take your party with you, but only on foot! Open containers are allowed within barricaded areas only!  

6.     Raise your glasses high and cheers your fellow neighbors with a Red, White & BOOM! signature drink!

7.     Celebrate one of the best things about America—FOOD!  Enjoy fried foods, snacks on a stick, sinful sweet treats and the best tasting creations on four wheels—food trucks!

July 3rd Norcross 13911The 2016 Red, White & BOOM! vendors include: Shane’s Rib Shack; Tasting Maine; Mix’d Up; Louisiana; Snow Queen Sandwich; Jeanie; T&C Concession Truck; Corn Dogs; Holy Crepe; Tex’s Taco; Bento Bus; Filipino; Grubbin Out; Angel Fire 7; Johnny Grace; Tracy’s Tasties; Chay J; Queen of Cream; Dippin’ Dots Carts; Laser Sporting; Publix Federal Credit Union; K&L Nut House; Festive Eggs; Sandy Candy; Name Rings; and Lion’s Club.
 
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