UPDATE: Fireworks show canceled, festival continues at Mill Creek Park

Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 4:22 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 3, 2022 at 10:30 AM EDT
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STATESBORO, Ga. (WTOC) - The fireworks show for the Mill Creek Park annual Firecracker Festival has been canceled.

According to a post on the Bulloch County’s Recreation and Park’s Facebook page, due to an accident that happened at a separate show over the weekend, the firework company decided to cancel the fireworks show for Sunday night.

Officials say they will continue with the festival as planned Sunday, however, there will not be a fireworks show.

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Bulloch County’s Recreation Department is planning for thousands and thousands of people to come out and enjoy July 3 and 4.

Mill Creek Park will host the annual Firecracker Festival.

In addition to live music on the stage, they’ll have their traditional games like frog jumping -bring your own frog- a greased pole climb and more.

Organizers say they saw crowds return last year after missing 2020 for the pandemic.

But they anticipate bigger crowds this year as more people feel comfortable in large outdoor groups.

They feel having it on Sunday before the 4th will be a positive too.

“We’re hoping for a good crowd, maybe more so than normal as some people do family things or go out of town on the actual 4th,” Kimberly Sharpe said.

She noted, after the fireworks, neighborhood traffic will flow one-way out of the park toward the bypass as the party winds down.

She says another positive to this plan is folks can stay as late as they want - past the fireworks, to the last song played - go home and sleep in on the Monday holiday.

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