Albany Independence Day celebrations set

Albany Independence Day celebrations set
Music will begin at 6 p.m. (Source: WALB)
Music will begin at 6 p.m. (Source: WALB)
Front Street filled with vendors. (Source: WALB)
Front Street filled with vendors. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Folks have been preparing Front Street in Albany since early Tuesday morning for Fourth of July Celebrations.

The city of Albany's parks and recreation department hosts the event every year.

This year's event is costing close to $25,000 dollars.

Front Street will be open to the public at 5 p.m.

There are about a dozen vendors set up with all sorts of food.

The recreation department has its own tent where you can take a selfie and get an 'Albany Strong' fan.

Parking will be free at the Albany Civic Center. Police want you to use the Riverwalk to walk from Civic Center parking to Riverfront Park.

Police said you can bring coolers with waters and sodas, but alcohol won't be allowed.

Albany's own JChosen, a recent contestant on The Voice, will host the concert starting at 6 p.m.

Other acts include country artist Aubrie Sellers and R&B singer Ro James.

The stage will is set just below the welcome center along the Riverwalk.

The firework display will be shot off from the Broad Avenue Bridge for the second consecutive year around 9:30 p.m.

Dale Henry has been running the firework show for the past 28 years.

Planners encourage people to bring blankets and lawn chairs for the concert and fireworks show.

Albany Police want to make sure everybody stays safe.

Police and fire officials will be out on the streets.

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