The 20th annual BOOM in the Park Fourth of July celebration will be a little different this year.
The event will be held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds, where the parking area will be transformed into a fireworks tailgate party. Cars will park in oversized spots, allowing plenty of room for the occupants of each vehicle to spread out while still practicing safe social distancing.
Several local bands will perform throughout the evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and each performance will be shown on a large screen. The music also will be broadcast on a low-power FM frequency so that people can tune in to their car stereo to listen. The fireworks will start at 9:15 p.m.
Coolers are welcome, but no glass will be allowed. Food and beverage vendors also will be onsite. No alcohol will be sold.
In addition, no parking will be allowed at Patriots Park or along William Few Parkway or Columbia Road.
If You Go:
What: BOOM in the Park
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 4; gates open 6 p.m.
Where: Columbia County Fairgrounds
How Much: Free admission
More Info: experiencecolumbiacounty.com