About The Events
Celebrate our country's independence at two events this year: the Celebrate Community Parade and Red, White and Boom! On Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m. starting at Conyers First United Methodist Church, join us for the Celebrate Community Parade, a walking parade through the historic residential district of Olde Town Conyers. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the parade for the best decorated people, pets, and transportation (bicycle/wagon/golf cart). No vehicles are allowed in the parade.
On Wednesday, July 3, join your friends and neighbors for the return of fireworks to Olde Town Conyers at Red, White and Boom! The festivities kick off at 6 p.m. and include food trucks, children's activities, live music from two stages featuring the Fly Betty Band and the Tiger Bragg Band, a beer garden at the Patriotic Pavilion on Main Street, and fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free!
Red, White and Boom FAQs
Q. What time do the activities begin?
A. The event and activities will begin at 6 p.m.
Q. What suggestions do you have for parking?
A. Park wherever you can, legally. We recommend carpooling and using the free shuttle service that will transport guests from two locations off of Parker Road: the Rockdale County Government Annex at 1400 Parker Road and Rockdale Career Academy at 1064 Culpepper Drive. Shuttles will run between 6-11 p.m. and drop guests off close to the events and activities in Olde Town Conyers.
Q. Are you providing snacks or water for free?
A. No, there will be food trucks, vendors and restaurants in Olde Town Conyers selling food and drinks.
Q. What kind of food/drink will be for sale?
A. Food trucks including Chick-fil-A, Triple Jay’s Pizza, Rio’s Italian Ice, Sunshine Alchemy (vegan dishes), South of Philly (cheesesteaks), Kona Ice, and Conyers First United Methodist Church (hamburgers and hotdogs) will be on-site. Popcorn, cotton candy, candied apples and other festival-type foods will be available for sale. Eagle Rock Distributing Company will be selling a variety of beers at the Patriotic (Olde Town) Pavilion.
Q. What kind of music will you have?
A. There will be two stages of entertainment. Beginning at 6 p.m. on the Bank Street Stage, KBCN Radio will play patriotic music and local entertainer Sophie Decker will take the stage. At 7 p.m., the Fly Betty Band will play a variety of popular songs leading up to the fireworks. Also, the Tiger Bragg Band will play starting at 7 p.m. on the Patriotic (Olde Town) Pavilion stage.
Q. What is there for kids to do? Is it free?
A. The Kids Zone is located in the lower tier of the city’s Main Street Parking Lot and includes a variety of bounce houses, a climbing wall, face painting, and a video game trailer. There is a fee for the majority of the kids’ activities.
Q. Is this a dog-friendly event?
A. Due to the noise from the fireworks and volume of people expected, we recommend you do not bring your dog. If you choose to bring your dog, make sure the dog is on a leash and you clean up after your pet accordingly.
Q. Can we bring a canopy tent to use until after the sun sets?
A. No canopies or tents are allowed. Please bring blankets and chairs to comfortably view the fireworks!
Q. What time do the roads close?
A. Bank Street will close at 11 p.m. on Tuesday night, July 2 and will remain closed through Wednesday, July 3. Pine Street, Center Street, Commercial Street, Court Street and a portion of Main Street will close at 5:30 p.m. on July 3.
Q. Where are the fireworks being launched?
A. They will be launched in the parking lot in front of the former Pine Street Elementary School and in the recreation field behind the school.
Q. What happens if it rains?
A. In the event of severe inclement weather on July 3, the public is encouraged to stay tuned to the city and county social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates on whether the event will be rescheduled. If postponed on July 3, only the fireworks portion of the Red, White and Boom event will take place on Saturday, July 6 at 9:30 p.m. Otherwise, if there is a slight chance of showers, the event will still take place.
Shuttles Offered for Red, White and Boom
Parking in Olde Town Conyers is limited for Red, White and Boom. Shuttle buses have been secured to offer transportation for guests attending the event. Shuttles will pick up in lots at the Rockdale County Government Annex at 1400 Parker Road and Rockdale Career Academy at 1064 Culpepper Drive and transport guests to a convenient drop-off location in Olde Town Conyers. Download the Red, White and Boom event map above for details on parking and drop-off locations for the shuttle.
Shuttles will run continuously from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. (or whenever the last guests are dropped off at their vehicles at Parker Road). Look for the banners at the parking locations and drop-off location in Olde Town to plan your visit and enjoy the festivities in Olde Town. Shuttles are complimentary and gratuity for drivers is appreciated.
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