Immediate News Release
Star Spangled Celebration in Calhoun cancelled and Fireworks postponed until September due to impending weather
The Star Spangled Celebration in Calhoun Georgia, one of the area’s largest Independence Day events has been cancelled and the annual fireworks show postponed until Saturday September 7th during kick off weekend for the Northwest Georgia Regional Fair. The July 4th event typically attracts over 15,000 people annually to view the large professional fireworks show sponsored by Mohawk and other key sponsors.
“The impending weather event that is being predicted for Wednesday thru Friday of this week continues to expand and we have been very concerned about our plans for the Star Spangled Celebration on July 4th” says Ken Payne, Chairman of the local planning committee.
Bud Owens, event founder and board representative for the Northwest Georgia Regional Fair states that the nearly 100% chance of heavy rains and possible severe storms make it very challenging for the fireworks production company, vendors, bands and other entertainers and they are simply forced to make this difficult decision. “We are, however, excited that we will still be able to produce the huge fireworks show to kick off the annual regional fair and we will be able to promote our generous sponsors as we develop our marketing materials for this year’s fair” states Owens.
The Northwest Georgia Regional Fair’s Facebook page and website will provide more information regarding the rescheduling of the fireworks show for September 7th.