The Red, White & Boom! celebration will start around 9:00 p.m. at Ruff Park, which is located on North Drive across from Hopkinsville Community College.
“The City of Hopkinsville is excited to host the 2017 Fourth of July fireworks celebration. Being the home of Fort Campbell, we think it is critical to honor the sacrifice of so many who have defended out freedoms and allow us the opportunity to celebrate each and every Fourth of July,” said Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks.
The new Ruff Park fireworks location also provides more viewing area and better traffic arteries, according to event officials. Ruff Park will be closed that day for safety as the show is set up and will be off limits during the show for safety. All viewers should watch the fireworks from the ample adjacent open areas.
“Moving the show to Ruff Park will provide great family viewing areas on the Hopkinsville Community College campus, and the campuses of Christian County High School and Christian County Middle School,” said Tab Brockman, Parks and Recreation Superintendent. “Folks will certainly enjoy the quality of the show, which is still produced by Pyro Shows from Tennessee.”
Red, White & Boom is being held on July 3rd this year to keep from conflicting with fireworks at the Hoptown Hoppers home game on July 4th, Brockman said. The goal will be to have them on Independence Day starting next year and moving forward.
“We hope folks will come out to both fireworks shows,” he said. “We have large commercial shells in the Red, White & Boom show, which aren’t possible at the Hoppers due to their location in a residential location. But both shows will be great family fun for Hopkinsville and Christian County residents and provide nice options.”
For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 270-887-4290, or visit online at www.hoptownrec.com or on Facebook.