-- Annual Event Adds More Attractions and Concert
The Madison Parks and Recreation Department is planning a fun filled Fourth of July celebration at Dublin Park that will be even bigger than previous years. The festivities will occur on Sunday, July 4th and will commence at 2:00 PM. There will be free inflatable activities including a kiddie corner, 70-ft obstacle course, three in one combo, 62-ft water slide, children’s circus train, and many more. There will also be a free concert this year in addition to the expanded rides. “The Shakes” will take the stage at 3:00 PM and play until 7:00 PM. At dark, there will be a free fireworks show that promises to be the best in the Valley. Vendors will be set up around the park throughout the day and night to keep the public well feed and hydrated.
“Our team knew other cities were scaling back their plans this year, and approached me about doing something even bigger”, says Mayor Paul Finley. “We want everyone to come out, enjoy the activities, concert and fireworks, and make a day of it. What better way to celebrate this great holiday than together with the community.”
There will be limited parking for the event in the main Dublin Park parking lot. The City will be establishing a shuttle service from Bob Jones High School and encouraging patrons to park in the south parking lot of the school and take the air conditioned shuttle to Dublin Park.
A public safety team comprised of Madison Fire/Rescue, Madison Police Department, HEMSI, and Madison Parks and Recreation will have a command post established onsite. They will be there to assist with any medical or safety needs that may arise during the event. Media is encouraged to attend the event and will have a dedicated area to setup near the command post.
In the event of inclement weather during any portion of the day, the City will work with local media outlets to inform the public of any cancelations or postponements of the festivities.
Media outlets may contact the Lt. Steve Wilkerson, PIO for the event, at (256) 990-0269 to arrange coverage of the event. Should the public have any questions about the festivities, they are encouraged to call Dublin Park at (256) 772-9300.