Sunday, July 08, 2012

Old Fashioned 4th of July Fireworks in Etowah, Tennessee

The Old Fashioned 4th of July and Fireworks show in Etowah, Tennessee is an annual event. It's one of those small town occasions that you don't want to miss. Entertainment in front of the historic L&N Depot lasts all day.

Patriotic flags were everywhere. People call out to each other and new friends are made. When you think of small town events, the Old Fashioned 4th of July and Fireworks show is exactly the type of event that comes to mind. There are crafts, food and ice cream vendors, kids games, road race, pancake breakfast and pageant.

After the day long series of events, the Old Fashioned 4th of July held the largest fireworks show in its history. ThyssenKrupp-Waupaca Foundry sponsored the fireworks show.

Here are a few photos of the fireworks and a link to the video. What did you think of the smile face? That's my favorite! 

You can hear a few "oohs" and "ahh", street sounds and excited voices in the background of the video. To give you an authentic feel, the video  is largely unedited. 

The Old Fashioned 4th of July is largely coordinated by the Etowah Chamber of Commerce. It's safe to say that they couldn't do it without help from a network of volunteers.

An experience like this can only come together with the help of well, an entire town. This was a fabulous event. Can you imagine how great it's going to be next year? I can't wait to attend!