The Star Spangled Classic at Athens-Ben Epps Airport

Staff Report

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

Athens-Clarke County Unified Government welcomes the community to celebrate Independence Day at the Star Spangled Classic Fireworks Display on Saturday, July 1!  Fireworks will be launched at approximately 9:30 p.m. from Athens-Ben Epps Airport. The display will be viewable from many locations around the Lexington Road, Cherokee Road, & Gaines School Road intersection as well as two locations provided by Athens-Clarke County. 

Limited, first-come, field parking will be available on Buddy Christian Way near the airport and at Satterfield Park on Cherokee Road. These locations will open at 7:00 p.m. and all ACCGov park rules will be enforced including no alcohol, fireworks, grills, or smoking.  The community is reminded to leave pets at home. In these parking areas, vehicles will not be allowed to move during the 20-minute show for the safety of fellow spectators. 

All spectators are reminded to respect private property when choosing a viewing location and not to park on the side of roads to view the fireworks. Traffic patterns in the area will shift at the conclusion of the show.

This event is sponsored by The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government.

Animal Services will offer their annual "Foster for the Fourth" program again this year.  Apply to foster

For more information, call 706-613-3800 or visit