Helena’s Independence Day celebration set for July 3

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–The Fourth of July holiday is just days away and the celebration will be in full swing in Helena on Tuesday, July 3, for the annual Fourth of July Celebration hosted by Helena First Friday, the city of Helena and the Helena Business Association.

The fun will take place in Old Town Helena beginning at 5 p.m. complete with vendors, musical entertainment, food and fireworks.

With the Independence Day holiday falling on a Wednesday this year, the citywide celebration will be held on Tuesday, July 3, with the fireworks show set to begin promptly at 9 p.m.

Helena First Friday provides fun and entertainment families can count on for a good time and plenty of shopping opportunities from local retail and food vendors.

Some of the food vendors on hand will be Off the Hook, Lazy Boy BBQ, Master Taco, Chick-fil-a, Pazzo Big Slice Pizza, Frios, Dixieland Concessions, Brown Sugar Desserts by Renea and Pepsi.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Laura Melton at the Gazebo
Jordan Narkates and Sounds Around Town.

The July Helena First Friday event is typically the largest turnout of the year and because of this, a wide range of vendors will be on hand in addition to the Old Town Helena storefronts staying open later.

The vendors and organizations participating in the Fourth of July event are as follows:

–Paparazzi

–Quaila Rover-Menefee

–Helena Vet Clinic

–Lacey Bacchus

–Helena Health Club

–The Twisted Wood Creations

–Premier Designs

–Retro Co.

–Publix

–Cahaba Dental Arts

–Helena Fire Explorers

–Already Lit

–Rylee Reese Boutique

–Le-Vel

–HBA

–The Cookie Destiny

–Pella Windows and Doors

–doTerra Oils

–Creations by Koz!

For more information on upcoming Helena First Friday events or information on how to purchase a Fourth of July celebration T-shirt, visit Facebook.com/HelenaFirstFriday/.