Bartlett, Arlington to light up holiday with fireworks, music

Arlington filled the skies last summer with a star-spangled display Saturday in honor of Independence Day. Fireworks and other festivities were at the Arlington Sports Complex, 11307 Memphis Arlington Road. Source: 2017 archive photo by John Collins.

Nothing says a celebration of America’s Independence Day like an evening outdoors with neighbors and a sky full of glorious fireworks. Bartlett and Arlington have big fun planned.

Bartlett festivities

Bartlett’s Fireworks Extravaganza will be July 3 on the lawn of the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center and Appling Middle School. There will be activities for all ages, including a car display, children’s activities, concessions and more. When the sun goes down, the night sky will light up with a spectacular fireworks show.

Appling Road between Appling Lake and Southern Way will close to traffic starting at 4:30 p.m. on that day because of the impending event.

The schedule includes:

  • 6 p.m.: Opening ceremony with the Posting of the Colors by the Bartlett Police Department’s Honor Guard, a performance of the national anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • 6:15 p.m.: Welcome and recognition of attending elected officials and members of the military, veterans and their families.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Music by the Bartlett Community Concert Band.
  • 7:45 p.m.: Dance time to the music of Jamie Baker & the VIPs.
  • 9:15 p.m.: Fireworks.

Arlington festivities

Arlington’s 6th annual Star Spangled Spectacular will kick off at 6 p.m. June 30 at the Arlington Sports Complex, 11307 Memphis Arlington Road.

Attractions will include live music by Out-A-Control, food, and a fireworks show that will start around 9:15 p.m. See the list of sponsors online at Contact for more details.