The City of Murfreesboro's "Celebration Under the Stars" will be held at McKnight Park on Saturday, July 4. The day's activities begin at the outdoor pool at Sports*Com at 10a.m. with a pool party, games and prizes until 4:30p.m. - Admission is $3.00 for youth and seniors/$4.00 for adults. The evening activities in McKnight Park begin at 5p.m. and admission to the family-oriented events will be free of charge.
From 5 to 8p.m., there will be family games and activities for the kids, as well as inflatables. At 8p.m., following the presentation of colors by the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department Color Guard and singing of the national anthem, by Lou Galterio, the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra, conducted Joseph Lee will present a program of traditional patriotic tunes and inspirational classics. Greg Lawson will conduct the Murfreesboro Symphony as they perform during the fireworks display. The fireworks display by Pyro Shows will light up the sky at 9p.m.
For parking, please enter the entrances for McKnight Park off DeJarnette Lane. The DeJarnette Lane exit will be available at all times and the Airport Road exit will be available once the area is cleared by Pyro Shows, an estimated 20-30 minutes. Parking will not be permitted on DeJarnette Lane or Memorial Blvd. Friends and families are encouraged to carpool to maximize the parking available. In addition, Rover will be shuttling from Irongate Blvd between Kroger's and the post office to McKnight Park.
For safety purposes, organizers would like to remind everyone that pets, alcoholic beverages, cooking grills and personal fireworks or sparklers are not permitted on the celebration site. In addition, banners and signs from outside groups, other than the evening's sponsors, will not be allowed on the grounds. Families are encouraged, however, to bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and blankets for picnicking on the grass. Various food vendors will sell soft drinks, pizza, hotdogs, and other traditional snacks and desserts.
Sponsors of the event include the City of Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation, Murfreesboro Police Department, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department, and Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra.
For more information about the celebration call steering committee chair Becki Johnson, 615-890-5333.