Cave Spring parade, Rome fireworks set for Tuesday

Monday, July 3, 2023–11:22 a.m.

-David Crowder, WRGA News-

Get ready for a fun-filled with a parade in Cave Spring Tuesday morning, and Rome’s Independence Day Celebration at Ridgeferry Park starting Tuesday afternoon.

The Cave Spring July 4th Parade starts at 9 a.m.

The lineup for motorized vehicles will be on Perry Farm Road facing Alabama Street starting at 8:15. Those walking in the parade need to gather at the lawnmower shop.

The best place to watch the parade is in downtown Cave Spring.

The route goes down Lee Street then right onto Highway 100, where it will go past the post office.

From there, it goes left onto Fannin Street, then right onto Love Street, and left onto Cedartown Street and the square.

The parade finishes by going left onto Alabama Street and back to the starting point.

Meanwhile, Rome’s celebration begins at noon Tuesday when Ridgeferry Park opens to the public with food trucks and concessions available.

At 1 p.m., the splash zone opens with four water inflatables for kids to enjoy. Later in the evening, parkgoers can listen and dance to Benny Gray and the Trailer Park Cowboys, as they take to the Coca-Cola Stage.

All of this helps lead up to the grand finale of the evening, a fireworks show that will be shot from the top of Jackson Hill starting at approximately 9:55 p.m. Zambelli Fireworks is once again shooting the display that will feature more than 1,500 fireworks shells of all types, colors, and sizes.

Rome Radio Partners will once again be broadcasting a simulcast featuring patriotic music on radio station Q102 (102.3 on the radio dial) to go along with the display. Entrance to the event is free, but it is $5 to park.

Everyone is reminded that there are some limitations for Ridge Ferry Park, including no large coolers, no pets, no drones, no sparklers, and no fires.

The main parking lot to Ridge Ferry is reserved for handicapped parking only with regular parking available at the Shoals Side of Ridge Ferry where the dog park is located.

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