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Decatur reschedules Independence Day fireworks for Labor Day weekend

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Decatur reschedules Independence Day fireworks for Labor Day weekend

People gather in the Square for the city of Decatur’s annual fireworks display on Sunday, July 4, 2021 Photo by Dean Hesse.

This story has been updated. 

Decatur, GA — Storms canceled the city of Decatur’s Independence Day fireworks celebration this year, but the city has a makeup day planned.

The city recently announced a Labor Day celebration on Sunday, Sept. 4. The celebration begins at 4 p.m. and will include a fireworks show.

There will also be a DJ, local food vendors, and “more fun surprises.”

Fireworks begin at dark. To see the event announcement, click here.

Traditionally, Labor Day weekend in Decatur has been a big event for the city anchored by the Decatur Book Festival. After the pandemic shut down all festivals in 2020, the Book Festival pivoted to holding its event later in the year. This year’s Book Festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 1 with a keynote on Friday, Sept. 30. For more information, click here.

This year’s keynote speaker is Pete Sousa, the White House photographer during the Obama administration.

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