Cartersville’s annual Fourth of July celebration returns in 2021 with events on Saturday and Sunday. The parade will take place on Saturday, July 3rd, and music, vendors and fireworks will is set for Sunday, July 4th at Dellinger Park beginning at 3:00 PM. The events are presented by the Rotary Club of Etowah with WBHF FM 100.3 and AM 1450 coordinating the parade with the Rotary Club. The presenting sponsor for the parade is Shottenkirk Honda. The parade down Main Street in downtown Cartersville begins at 9 a.m. in the Tabernacle Baptist Church parking lot. The procession, which leaves Douglas Street, turns right onto Church Street, then continues to make a left on Bartow Street, left on Main Street, left on Tennessee Street and left on East Church Street. It ends back at the church.
This year’s Grand Marshalls are the healthcare workers of Cartersville Medical Center and their families. Cartersville Medical Center is a 119-bed acute care hospital, Chest Pain Center, Certified Primary Stroke Center, Level III Trauma Center, Certified Total Joint program, and Gold Seal Inpatient Diabetes program facility accredited by the Joint Commission. The Breast Imaging Center at The Women’s Center provides mammography services that are gold seal accredited by the American College of Radiology. The Advanced Wound Healing Center provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds. The Hope Center, a regional, Commission on Cancer approved cancer treatment facility, is conveniently located on the hospital campus and provides over 4,000 treatments with over 300 new patients per year from a ten county region.
“We are thrilled to have Shottenkirk Honda as the presenting sponsor of the parade this year, and we are still actively looking for parade participants”, stated WBHF station manager and Rotary Club of Etowah member, Matt Santini, when asked about the parade. “The Fourth of July Parade is one of the community service projects that we have taken on here at WBHF, and we are working with the Rotary Club of Etowah to the tradition of this parade.” In addition to honoring our healthcare workers and their families as our Grand Marshall, we will also be honoring our veterans and first responders. “As our community has grown, so has the workload of the police, fire, and EMS professionals who are saving and protecting lives every day. We felt like this parade was a great opportunity to recognize their professionalism and dedication.”
Proceeds from the parade benefit local charities through the Rotary Club of Etowah. A parade application and information about the parade can be found on the Etowah Rotary Club website at etowahrotary.com/4th-of-july.
The July 4th Celebration at Dellinger Park is a community- wide event that includes Arts & Crafts, children’s activities, entertainment and the largest fireworks ever!! All activities, other than the downtown parade, are on Sunday, July 4th at Dellinger Park on the huge football field. Park activities start at 3:00 p.m. and continue until 10:00 p.m.
VIP Tables are available at Dellinger Park. For $200 you get a reserved table for ten that will give you a great view of the Century Bank Concert Stage and the fireworks show and a reserved parking spot at the park. These tables must be reserved in advance of the event. The VIP form is also available online at etowahrotary.com/4th-of-july.
Admission to Dellinger Park is free and parking is $10.00 per vehicle. More than 15,000 people are expected to celebrate the Fourth of July at Dellinger Park. Organizers of the activities at Dellinger say that Thanks to City of Cartersville, Bartow County and Century Bank of Georgia that they will again have a huge fireworks display. Fireworks will launch from Dellinger Park about 9:30 p.m. An Enormous Kid’s Zone will feature huge inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bounces, Quad Euro Bungee and more.
There will also be live entertainment on the Century Bank of Georgia Stage that will feature local entertainment all day then Scott Thompson performs an acoustic show starting from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., then Scott Thompson and Peachtree Station perform at 8:00 p.m. and take us on a musical ride until fireworks!!