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Clarksville's Annual Independence Day Celebration Held At Liberty Park

Posted at 6:06 AM, Jul 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-04 07:15:46-04

Clarksville's annual Independence Day celebration was held Monday evening at Liberty Park.

The free event kicked off with activities and music for the entire family.

Organizers estimated about 6,000 attendees gathered throughout the park and in front of the music stage near the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

This year's headliner, Full Circle, performed classic rock hits from the 1960s and 1970s.

Fireworks lit up the sky just before 9:30 p.m. It was a 15-minute show synchronized with patriotic music. 

City Mayor Kim McMillan said having the celebration on the third has been a great tradition for all.

"Rather than having a big event on the fourth where there's so many competing events, we felt it was important 10-years-ago to offer the Clarksville citizens the ability to have a massive fireworks display and a big party on July 3rd. So we call it our Third of July fireworks show," she said.

Special Event Supervisor Robert Rayburn spoke about how the event has grown over the years.

"We had almost triple the number of people coming out to celebrate with us. With these fireworks shows it's easy to go away and watch it at a distance but here everybody comes together as a community and each year we keep growing and growing," he said.

Fort Campbell will have its own fireworks show on Independence Day.