For the first year in history, the City of Weatherford in partnership with Roger Williams will present Spark in the Park, located at 315 Santa Fe Dr. The event will offer live music, food trucks and fireworks to celebrate Independence Day beginning 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., July 4.
Country music artist Charlie Robison will headline the event with special appearance by Tommy Alverson at the new Weatherford amphitheater, also located in Heritage Park. Robison has forged his own path within the country music world as well as the Lone Star music scene and popular music at large. He will be singing many hit songs from his newest album entitled, Beautiful Day, along with other classic hits.
The firework display will be viewable within a three (3) to four (4) mile radius with choreographed music being transmitted live by Chuck FM 89.5 beginning at approximately 9 p.m. Fireworks will be launched approximately 600 – 700 feet in the sky with the largest viewing radius in Parker County. Official designated viewing locations include Heritage Park and Weatherford College.
“We knew we wanted to do something bigger and better for our community to enjoy,” said director of parks, recreation and special events Shannon Goodman. “The public will have the opportunity to see our firework display from miles away, which will probably be viewable from surrounding communities that are in close proximity to Weatherford. We are excited that nationally known musical guests will also play live music at the new Weatherford amphitheater located in Heritage Park before the firework display. Overall, the public will walk away wanting to come back again next year.”
Food and alcohol will be made available for purchase at the Weatherford amphitheater with tailgating in the north and south parking lot for those who decide to come early. Premium vendor booths will be staged in the middle lot at Heritage Park for shopping opportunities during the event as well.
“We recommend that the public arrive early to find a premier seating location before larger crowds arrive later in the evening,” said special events coordinator Michael Howard. “This event is being made possible by many of our partners and we expect Spark in the Park to become the area’s newest tradition.”
Spark in the Park is free to the public. Free shuttle service will be provided to the public with parking available at Heritage Park and Weatherford College. For more information about the event, contact Special Events Coordinator Michael Howard at 817- 598-4034 or email@example.com.