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Downtown fireworks display with symphony orchestra sure to delight

Downtown fireworks display with symphony orchestra sure to delight
  • PublishedJune 28, 2023

This Saturday, July 1 at 8 p.m. the annual July 4th celebration will be held in Celebration Plaza, downtown Sulphur Springs. The event will consist of live music from the Northeast Texas Symphony League, and of course the firework show, beginning at 9:15 p.m.

This year marks the thirty-first year of the Independence Day celebration. The celebration is traditional and simple. Keith Shurtleff the Market President of Hopkins County Market said, “I love the simplicity of it, it displays country, liberty, freedom, and pride in our nation.”

Each year two huge flags hang on the face of Alliance Bank’s building where just below the stage will sit. Live music will be played starting at 6 p.m. and will last until the firework show. The fireworks will be shot up to be seen behind the courthouse.

Shurtleff has been a part of organizing the event since its origin, and when asked what his favorite part of the event was, he a said, “seeing the courthouse in the foreground of the fireworks, it’s the most beautiful view that I look forward to every year.”

The celebration not only celebrates our country but is a great showcase for the community of Sulphur Springs, hundreds of people will gather, eat, and shop locally, set up with their blankets and lawn chairs, and connect with family and friends to enjoy the celebration of American culture and freedom.

The Independence Day celebration is sponsored by Alliance Bank, Grocery Supply Company, and CHRISTUS Mother Francis Hospital.

Contributed by Addison Caddell as apart of her Summer in The Springs series for Front Porch News. Brought to you by Alliance Bank. 


Written By
Taylor Nye

Taylor Nye is the editor of Front Porch News. She has degrees from the University of Wisconsin in human biology, Latin American studies, and public health. She has previously worked at the Wisconsin State Journal, Tucson Weekly and Sulphur Springs News-Telegram. As a sixth generation Hopkins County resident, she loves celebrating our heritage and history.