Fireworks Safety and Where to See Professional Fireworks Displays in Walker County

Fireworks are often used to mark special events and holidays. The only safe way to view fireworks is to attend a professional show. It is important to know that fireworks are not safe in the hands of consumers. Fireworks cause thousands of injuries each year.

  • More than 19,500 reported fires are started by fireworks annually
  • Burns account for 44% of the 9,100 injuries treated in emergency rooms seen in the
    month around July 4
  • Half of the fireworks injuries seen at emergency rooms were extremities: hand, finger, or leg. One-third were to the eye or other parts of the head.
  • Children ages 10–14 had the highest rate of fireworks injury, with more than one-third (36%) of the victims of fireworks injuries under age 15
  • Sparklers account for roughly one-quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries. Sparklers burn at 1,200-degrees. Wood burns at 575-degrees and glass melts at 900-degrees.

Here are some places you can view fireworks safely in Walker County:

  • Friday, June 30 – Freedom Festival in Lafayette. The event begins with music, activities and vendors at 5:00 p.m. at the Ross Abney Complex behind the old high school. The fireworks show starts around 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 1 – Freedom Fest in Flintstone. The event begins with music, games, bounce houses and food at 5:00 p.m. at the Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene, 2853 Chattanooga Valley Road. The fireworks show starts after dark.
  • Saturday, July 1 – Independence Day Celebration in Chickamauga. Come for music, food, mechanical bull rides, and a rock climbing wall at noon, stay for fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 1 – Independence Day at McLemore. Fireworks, food, music and a scavenger hunt. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with fireworks scheduled for 8:45 p.m. RSVP at

Here are a few ideas to get into the patriotic spirit, without fireworks:

  1. Use glow sticks, they glow in the dark and are a safe alternative to a sparkler. Fun for
    all ages.
    2. Loud and proud. Noise makers are sure to make a statement. They can be found at local
    party supply stores or make your own.
    3. Outdoor movie night. Set up a screen and projector. Don’t forget the bugspray!
    4. Red, white and blue silly string…fun for all ages.
    5. Make a patriotic craft with the family.
    6. Throw a birthday party for the USA, and don’t forget the cake.

Statistics and information provided by the National Fire Protection Association.

One thought on “Fireworks Safety and Where to See Professional Fireworks Displays in Walker County

  1. There are thousands of people fireworks in Walker County are affecting in a negative way. Yes, fireworks are legal in GA, but it doesn’t say how loud they can be. Veterans with severe PTSD, autistic children, Senior citizens with various disabilities are ALL being negatively affected by fireworks. The pets in our homes, another issue. The more people I meet the more I love animals. Where are the people who care about our legal rights? The Board of Commissioners need to consider mandating “Low-Noise” fireworks for Walker County. Same “pleasing” fireworks visual display with much less noise. Please consider implementing this. The following link is a Youtube video of the fireworks I am referring to. They would be a reasonable alternative to the chaos being created now. . Thanks for your time.

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