Always held July 4th, the Spirit of America Festival attracts thousands of families to Point Mallard Park in Decatur for free all American fun and a spectacular fireworks show. A 45-minute video showcasing the first 47 years of the festival will be shown at 8 p.m. The inspirational program will conclude at 9 p.m. with the Spirit of America Fireworks Display, and according to festival organizers, it will be the largest ever presented in the city of Decatur. A live simulcast will be offered by the Festival’s media partner, Clear Channel Communications and can be heard on WDRM 102.1 and 100.3 The River.
All activities take place in Point Mallard Park located at 2901 Point Mallard Drive in Decatur. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.spiritofamericafestival.com or visit its Facebook page.
The best seat for viewing the Spirit of America firework show may be from the water. The Pickwick Belle is offering a Spirit of America Fireworks Dinner Cruise on July 4th. Departing from Ingalls Harbor at 7:30 p.m., the cruise offers a hearty barbeque meal while making its way along Wheeler Lake to Point Mallard Park and there will be live music before and after the fireworks show. A cash bar will be available and complimentary patriotic party favors will be provided. Cost is $54.99 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 877.936.2355. For more information, visit www.pickwickbelle.net/cruise-schedules/.
To celebrate the holiday, Point Mallard Waterpark will remain open until 8 p.m. on Friday, July 4th. General admission is $20 for adults (ages 12-61 years old), $15 for youth (ages 5 to 11 years old) and $15 for seniors (62+) and military. For more information, visit www.pointmallardpark.com