The skies above Sandy Springs will brighten in honor of our country’s birthday on Saturday, July 5, as part of the city’s second annual Stars and Stripes fireworks celebration.  The event will be held on the Concourse Corporate Center lawn located at Five Concourse Parkway.

“Our inaugural year was akin to baptism by torrential rain. For year two, we’re hoping for sunny and clear, and a much drier gathering of our city’s community,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul in a press release.

Music from the band Shiloh will begin at 7:30 p.m.; fireworks will dazzle the skies beginning at 9:45 p.m. The official viewing area will be located on the lawn at the Concourse Corporate Center. Complimentary parking will be available in Concourse parking decks 5 and 6 with parking for handicapped guests in a marked lot at Peachtree Dunwoody and the Concourse Parkway entrance. Parking at the Concourse will open at 6:30 p.m., and there is no admission fee.

Water stations will be located throughout the Concourse viewing lawn, and residents are encouraged to pack a snack and bring soft-sided balls, Frisbees and other kid and crowd-friendly toys. Pets, tents, outdoor cooking and personal-use sparklers will not be permitted in the Concourse area.

The Sandy Springs Stars and Stripes Celebration is sponsored in part by Regent Partners (Concourse Corporate Park).

For more information, visit www.sandyspringsga.gov or call 770-730-5600.