Gallatin will celebrate Independence Day with a festival and fireworks display at Triple Creek Park next week, which organizers say could be attended by as many as 45,000 people.

The annual July 4 Celebration Day starts at 2 p.m. Thursday and will feature more than 25 vendors, a dozen food trucks and live music performances throughout the day.

“It’s such a great time-honored event in Gallatin,” organizer Dr. DeAndra Herndon with Generation Chiropractic said about the event. “It kind of brings everyone together to celebrate our community as well as our country.”

In addition to the craft and food vendors there will also be an area for kids with inflatables, games and face painting. The Gallatin Fire Department’s annual mountain of foam will start at 4 p.m.

Vehicles will be asked for a $2 donation to park, according to organizers. All of the money collected will benefit Gallatin’s all-inclusive Miracle Park complex planned at Triple Creek Park.

At 9 p.m., the annual city-sponsored fireworks display is scheduled to begin and will last for 20 minutes. The show costs $17,850 and will feature approximately 1,000 shells that will reach heights between 250 feet and 600 feet.

“This event gives us the opportunity to celebrate our great nation as a community,” Mayor Paige Brown said. “Together with Generation Chiropractic and our other generous partners, we’re excited to host the city’s best Fourth of July fireworks show ever.”

In Gallatin, the use of fireworks will be allowed next week July 1-3 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. and on July 4 until 11 p.m.

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