TUCKER, Ga. (June 17, 2019) – For the second year in a row, the City of Tucker will be celebrating America’s birthday in style with a patriotic bash on its iconic Main Street.
The July 3 Celebration of Independence and Fireworks Spectacular is back after drawing an estimated 5,000 revelers last year. The 2019 edition will again feature live music and entertainment, but with expanded food options.
“Last year’s Spectacular was a huge success, but we knew there were some areas where we could improve,” says Tucker’s City-Community Connector Sonja Szubski. “Specifically, our amazing downtown restaurants were overwhelmed by the crowd last year. This time, we’re bringing in some of Metro Atlanta’s most popular food trucks to help accommodate all those hungry patriots. So, you can pack a picnic, dine in our restaurants or enjoy the food trucks; either way, there will be significantly less of a wait for food.”
Music for this year’s Spectacular will be provided by local band 16Penny. The Buford-based group is billed as “a fun, party style dance rock band playing all of your favorite tunes from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s with a little today rock sprinkled in.” They will take the stage at 6 p.m. and provide entertainment leading up to the fireworks show at 9:30.
This is the second event of the TKR Summer of Fun series. The complete summer series is sponsored by Old Town Tucker Merchants Association (OTTMA), Jacobs Engineering and Discover DeKalb. Hall of Fame-level sponsors are the Tucker-Northlake CID, Tucker Summit CID and Optech.