Goose Pond Colony Resort, has been awarded permits from The Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama State Attorney General’s Office, the Alabama State Fire Marshal and The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to host the 38th Annual Fourth of July Celebration that will take place on the banks of the Tennessee River in Scottsboro, Alabama. The tradition continues with an evening of family fun and North Alabama’s largest free firework display. The fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 4th, 2020.
What: Goose Pond Colony Resort’s 38th Annual Fourth of July Celebration
When: Saturday, July 4, 2020
Time: Fireworks start at 9:00 p.m.
Where: Goose Pond Colony Resort
417 Ed Hembree Dr., Scottsboro, AL 35769
Admission to the event is free, and food and drinks will be available for purchase from a variety of vendors at the event. No outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed to be transported from outside of Goose Pond Colony. Beer will be available for purchase at the Amphitheater and at The Bait & Tackle Shop. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to the celebration.
It is our priority that everyone that attends this event does so in a safe manner. There will be several changes to the show this year to address social distancing protocols due to the Covid-19 virus. If anyone feels sick or has had a temperature in the weeks prior to the 4th of July, we ask you to not attend this event. All spectators are asked to bring a mask and to use it if they cannot keep at least 6’ of space between you and a non-family member. One of the prime locations to watch the show is from a boat on the lake. In a boat, social distancing can easily be achieved, and it is recommended to only have one family unit in each boat. It is also recommended that each boat, due to the challenges of social distancing, maintain a minimum of 6’ between boats. Goose Pond will NOT be hosting a concert at the amphitheater and will limit the number of spectators in this area. As soon as the show is over all spectators are asked to return to their overnight accommodations.
The past several years have seen many improvements to the show. The largest crowd-pleasing highlight has been larger and more fireworks. This has been achieved by moving the fireworks from the shore to floating docks and shooting the fireworks from the water. Not only has this improved safety but has greatly increased the area from which the fireworks can be easily viewed and will increase the opportunities to practice social distancing. We have also expanded parking and now have close to 1,500 parking spaces throughout the complex. This will allow guests to watch the show from their cars and to park closer to the best viewing locations for the fireworks show.
The VFW, American Legion, and Veterans Memorial Park of Jackson County Board will have a fundraising booth at the 4th of July festivities. Patrons will have a number of donation options to support both organizations. You may buy chances from the VFW for a drawing for a beautiful 14” Mossberg S-90 Shockwave 12 gauge Shotgun for $5.00 per ticket that will be given away once 1,000 tickets are sold. In addition, The Veterans Memorial Park Board will be at the booth and can assist you in purchasing park benches and/or pavers. You may also make a cash donation to help complete the Jackson County Memorial Park. If you can, please support our veterans by visiting their booth and learn more what veteran organizations do to serve other veterans. If interested in joining the VFW, American Legion, and Veteran Memorial Park Board stop by the booth for more information.
“What better way to celebrate our freedom than to spend time with your family and our spectacular fireworks show – all on the beautiful banks of the Tennessee River at Goose Pond Colony Resort,” said Lyle Sosebee, general manager of Goose Pond Colony Resort.
For more information about Goose Pond Colony Resort, visit www.goosepond.org and Goose Pond Colony’s Facebook page.