The annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will be July 4.

The center will be open for regular paid visitation from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and free admission for the fireworks show will start at 4 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to fish in the stocked casting pond until 8:30 p.m. No license is required to fish, and bait and tackle are furnished for free. The fireworks will begin about 9 p.m.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and people are encouraged to picnic. A local radio station will broadcast patriotic music during the show.

Pets, alcohol and private fireworks, including “snap caps” and sparklers, are not allowed. The center is a tobacco-free facility, and smoking or the use of tobacco products are not allowed on the premises, according to a news release.

The fireworks show is sponsored and paid for by the city of Athens, local businesses and individuals. The fireworks show is directed and produced by Alpha-Lee Enterprises Inc., of Liverpool and is a Keep Athens Beautiful event.

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