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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany leaders expect at least 30,000 people to attend the city's Independence Day Fireworks Celebration.

For the second year in a row, it will be held at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds. Organizers say the family-friendly event will have food, music, vendors and games. They encourage people to come out early but remember no personal fireworks are allowed.

"We got different variations of things you're going to see out there. The shell ranges from 3 inches to 8 inches, which are the big ones. People love those," said Dale Henry, Fireworks Coordinator.

"We encourage parent to participant in the fireworks activities with their children. And make sure they are picked up in a timely manner," said Phyllis Banks, Albany Police Dept. Media Manager.

Gates to the fairgrounds will open at 3:00 with events all day before the 30 minute fireworks display starts at 9:15. The show will go on rain or shine.

Admission is $2 per person or $5 per car (up to 6 people; additional people at $2 per person); free with military ID.   

Live music all day plus great family entertainment will lead up to the biggest fireworks show in Southwest Georgia. 

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