Warner Robins Independence Day fireworks celebration to be biggest yet

Montgomery Gentry will headline the 35th annual Warner Robins Independence Day Celebration / Jennifer Munoz (WGXA)

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Warner Robins is gearing up for its 35th annual Independence Day Celebration on Friday.

For many people in Houston County, it's a Fourth of July tradition.

Organizers said they expect people from all over the state to come out to McConnell-Talbert Stadium and enjoy the music and fireworks.

"This particular event which is such a tribute to our patriotic community of what we are, the home of Robins Air Force base, having the wonderful fireworks, that's who we are all about," said Marsha Buzzell with the Warner Robins Convention and Visitor's Bureau. "We are a military community."

Buzzell said there will be something for everyone while they listen to Montgomery Gentry, this year's headliner.

"Gates will open at six," Buzzell said. "We'll have something for the kids to do. Se'll have fabulous food out here. People are invited to bring their own chairs. Come find your space and just enjoy your evening."

This year will be the first to have a kids play zone.

Mandy Stella with the mayor's office said this event is a community effort.

"Our police department, our fire department, our local EMS, our public works utility department, they are all on hand leading up to the event and day of the event to make sure everyone that attends the event it safe," Stella said.

Buzell said there will also be many volunteers during the event to help people navigate through parking and the location.

The city hopes that the concert will also help bring new people into the city.

"It's who this community is and what this community is all about and that's the story we want to relate," Buzzell said. "What are you going to find when you come here and whats going to make you stay?"

The city plans to put on the largest fireworks show in event history right after the concert. There will be over 3,000 fireworks launched during the show.

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