Celebrate the 4th at Pickwick Landing

Fireworks will be shot off from Pickwick Landing State Park Sandy Beach on July 4th at 9 pm. Photo submitted

KNOXVILLE, TN — Hardin County will celebrate the Fourth of July with a stunning fireworks display, beginning at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. Fireworks will be shot from the Pickwick Landing State Park Sandy Beach. In addition to the annual fireworks show, Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be broadcasting live with WKWX beginning at 7 p.m. with patriotic music and special guests’ interviews.

“We are excited about continuing our rich Fourth of July tradition and invite all locals and visitors to celebrate with us at Pickwick Landing State Park”, said Tourism Director Beth Pippin.

According to organizers, fireworks will be shot from Sandy Beach near the Dam, leaving the lake and surrounding areas as ideal locations for spectators. “We can’t thank Pickwick Landing State Park enough for their partnership allowing us to put on this wonderful show,” said Pippin. Hardin County CVB again this year has contracted with High-Tech Special Effects, Inc to coordinate the fireworks show. “we try to grow the oohhs and ahhhhs each year” said Pippin, “this year’s show cost is $15,000 and is looking like a spectacular display.”

In addition to the 9pm show, the Friends of Pickwick Landing State Park will be hosting all day fun around the Inn and circle beach area. Food and craft vendors will be set up as well as ranger-led activities and jump inflatables for the kids.

…can’t make the show in Pickwick? The City of Saltillo has a great show planned at the river bank. Hardin County will be celebrating up and down the river!

For more information about the Pickwick Landing State Park Fourth of July fireworks, contact Hardin County CVB at 731-925-8181, www.tourhardincounty.org