Ring in the New Year with local fireworks

Sparks in the Park is back for another year at Depot Park to celebrate New Year’s Eve. The free event is open to the public and starts at 5 p.m. with a 20-minute fireworks show over the main pond starting at 6:30 p.m.

You can bring a blanket or chairs to enjoy the festivities in the park, or view the show from the comfort of the Cade Museum’s galleries with a drink and snacks in hand.

Following the fireworks show, head over to Bo Diddley Plaza for the Downtown Countdown from 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. to enjoy live music and entertainment.

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