We’re all gearing up for the Fourth of July, and if you’re looking for a way for the whole family to celebrate in style, the Pied Piper Parade, Concert, & Fireworks in downtown Decatur is the way to go. Independence Day is no time to hold back, and Decatur, Georgia, has got you covered with festivities that begin at 6 PM and don’t stop until the last spark of the fireworks finale has faded from the sky.
This year, the community parade begins at 6 PM, and it’s a come one, come all affair. Decatur invites you to gather a group of friends or family members and walk, skate, or ride your bike along with everyone else through the streets of downtown. Heck, neighborhoods and organizations can craft their own floats and join the queue – the more red, white, and blue, the better.
After the parade, there is a 7 PM concert that features the Callanwolde Concert Band, with fireworks rounding out the evening (beginning at dark). The city’s annual fireworks display will launch from the top of the DeKalb County Parking Deck, and all streets in the fallout zone will be closed for safety.
Staying Safe Out There
The Red Cross reminds everyone who is planning on joining in the festivities this year to keep all the following safety rules in mind:
- You are safest when you leave fireworks to the professionals, and at such events – like the Pied Piper Parade, Concert, & Fireworks – you should remain at least 500 feet from the launch site.
- If you’re in an area where amateurs are setting off powerful fireworks, the best policy is leaving the area.
If you are setting off your own private fireworks, always make safety your top priority and keep the following safety tips in mind:
- Carefully follow the instructions that come with the fireworks.
- Never allow small children to handle fireworks (even when they aren’t lit).
- Never point or throw fireworks toward people, animals, structures, vehicles, or flammable materials.
- Keep a water supply close by as a precautionary measure.
- Wear eye protection when lighting fireworks.
- Only light one firework at a time, and never try to relight a firework that fails to go off.
- Store unused fireworks in a cool, dry place that children and pets cannot access.
If you or someone you love is injured as a result of someone else’s negligence in relation to fireworks, it’s time to consult with an experienced Decatur personal injury attorney with extensive experience successfully handling these challenging claims.
Reach Out to an Experienced Decatur Personal Injury Attorney Today
The seasoned personal injury attorneys at Spaulding Injury Law in Decatur, Georgia, understand the gravity of your fireworks-related claim, and we have the experience and legal insight to skillfully advocate for your claim’s best possible resolution – and your most complete recovery. Your case is important, and we are here to help – so please don’t wait to contact or call us at 770-744-0890 and schedule your free claim evaluation today.