The City of Chattahoochee celebrated both Independence Day and the Gadsden County Bicentennial on Tuesday, July 4, beginning at 3 p.m., and finishing around 9 p.m. with a dazzling fireworks show.
The event took place at River Landing Park, located along the shore of the Apalachicola River, and drew a respectable crowd, large enough to fill on-site parking and compel police stationed at the entrance of River Landing Road to redirect late arrivals to the festival to park at Florida State Hospital and take the free shuttle service to the park.
The celebration featured music from a DJ, along with several live acts, including Billy Dean, the Steve Waldon Band, Ben Flournoy, the N’Spire Band, and Ira Daniels.
The show was hosted by Joe Bullard.
A large number of vendors set up in and around the picnic area, offering a wide variety of food, beverages, and souvenirs for purchase.
Children took advantage of the playground for their own entertainment, as a small crowd of adults watched them play.
The annual Fourth of July fireworks show began after dark, bringing a beautiful and exciting climax to the evening.
Stephen Klein – Gadsden County News Service