Demorest prepares for another Glorious Fourth

Glorious Fourth fireworks in Demorest. (

The City of Demorest is on track for this year’s Glorious Fourth of July celebration.

With just weeks until Independence Day, Demorest is deep in the planning stage. The city unveiled its plans for events that will take place in and around Demorest Springs Park.

Activities and parade

According to Demorest Utilities Clerk Sarah Rumsey, the city’s Glorious Fourth of July celebration will begin at 2 p.m. on July Fourth. Food and craft vendors will be set up in the downtown area. There will be a petting zoo, bouncy houses, a cornhole and horseshoe tournament at Demorest Springs Park.

The parade will begin at 4 p.m. with kids’ floats and displays leading the field.

This year’s Grand Marshals are Demorest Elementary School teacher April LaHayne and her 4th-grade class. They earned the honor after winning a state reading championship in a global contest in February.


Entertainment and fireworks

John Berry is set to perform during Demorest’s Fourth of July celebration this summer. (Submitted: City of Demorest)

Country music singer John Berry will headline this year’s Glorious Fourth concert.

The Joe Olds Band will open the concert in Demorest Springs Park at 6 p.m. on July 4, and Berry will perform from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m.

Following Berry’s set, there will be a 30-minute lull before the fireworks begin to ensure maximum darkness and allow the crowd to move to locations where they can watch the fireworks.

The best viewing will be near Demorest City Hall (Old Demorest Elementary School) on Alabama Street. The fireworks will be launched from behind City Hall at the Brent Lee Moore Memorial Ballfield.

Vendor and parade sign-ups

Interested vendors must register by July first. The city will not accept vendor applications after that. Click here for the registration form or visit the Demorest website.

July 1 is also the deadline to register for the parade. Anyone wishing to participate must apply. Applications received after the deadline will be accepted but those entries will be lined up at the back of the parade.

Click here for a parade entry form or visit the Demorest website for more details.

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