4th of July Celebrations in Nolensville

The Town of Nolensville is putting together a big 4th of July event for all members of the community starting at 6 p.m. at the Nolensville Ball Park.

Attractions include the 4th of July Food Court, live entertainment starting at 6:15 p.m., inflatables (which are free), family games, activities for children of all ages, and of course a professional fireworks display.

Live musical entertainment includes performances by Skylight Remedy and Cumberland Blue. The performance will be capped off by the National Anthem, to herald the beginning of the 20-minute professional fireworks display, which begins at dark.

“From a town perspective we have been excited to watch this event grow,” said Aldermen Brian Snyder, a member of Nolensville’s Events Committee. “This really is a great community event. ”

Snyder said the Events Committee has been working for multiple months to make the event happen, and they’re expecting a larger crowd than ever before.

Parking will be available at the Nolensville Ball Park, as well as Nolensville Elementary School. There will also be special pedestrian lanes around the Ball Park and an area to drop off family members who cannot walk far. Please be aware that alcoholic beverages and personal fireworks are not permitted in Williamson County Parks. Attendees are also reminded to pick up after their pets and deposit any trash in appropriate receptacles.

If rained out the event will be postponed to Sunday, July 5.

Residents of Nolensville are allowed to shoot off their own fireworks, even if they live within town limits.

“We ask that anyone shooting off fireworks to please be responsible and ensure that all safety measures are used when doing so,” Nolensville Police Chief Troy Huffines wrote in an email. “We also ask that if there are advisories for burn warnings to use these advisories as guides to ensure safety and to reduce the risk of fires due to discharging fireworks.”

Huffines also reminds residents to be kind to neighbors and remember the town noise ordinance, which restricts loud noises past 11 p.m.

Last year during the 4th of July, a man in Nolensville was sitting in a driveway watching fireworks when a bullet fell from the sky and struck him on the thigh as he sat with children and family. It was determined that this bullet was from a weapon that was discharged into the air.

“I would like to take this time to advise all residence in Nolensville that it is illegal to discharge a weapon into the air,” Huffines said. “Remember what goes up must come down, if you discharge a weapon into the air the bullet will come down and the person who discharges the weapon is responsible for the bullet fired. Luckily, the individual that was struck by the bullet had non-life threatening injuries and that the children who were present were not struck. We also would like to ask if anyone has any information on this crime to please contact the Nolensville Police Department at 615-776-6687.”

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