Fireworks have been a tradition of Independence Day for years.
And, despite the drought, with a new public firework display, this year will be no different in the Wiregrass.
You will have more public professional firework shows to choose from this Fourth of July.
In addition to Fort Rucker's Annual Freedom Fest presentation, the Kiwanis Club of Dothan will be holding their first annual Red, White, and Boom Fireworks Extravaganza as part of their Family Fourth Celebration.
"The kids will have activities with water slides and water activities that they can play in to keep cool," says Robin Rainer, Event Chairman.
Like Fort Rucker, the Kiwanis' Family Fourth Celebration will also have live entertainment.
This year it includes Shane Owens and local music artists, a car and bike show, a kids’ zone, and an arts and crafts marketplace.
And, with the drought threatening fire, many citizens are looking for a safer alternative to home fireworks while staying in the patriotic spirit.
"We've taken precautions to make the area safe and where our show is being produced there's no other residential area around. So, it makes it a lot safer to shoot a show like that," says Rainer, which should be fun times for area families this Fourth of July.
Doors open for the celebration at 10AM this 4th of July at the Peanut Festival Fairgrounds with the firework display at dark.
Tickets are $5-dollars in advance and $8-dollars at the gate.
For more information on the Family Fourth Celebration, you can visit their website at http://www.family4thcelebration.com/.