Cartersville’s annual Fourth of July celebration, including a parade, concert and fireworks, is set for Tuesday, July 4. Stars & Stripes Over Cartersville is presented by the Cartersville Optimist Club in cooperation with WBHF FM 100.3 and AM 1450.   The parade down Main Street in downtown Cartersville begins at 9 a.m. in the Tabernacle Baptist Church parking lot. The procession, which leaves Douglas Street, turns right onto Church Street, then continues to make a left on Bartow Street, left on Main Street, left on Stonewall Street and left on East Church Street. It ends back at the church.


“We are still actively looking for parade participants”, stated WBHF station manager, Matt Santini, when asked about the parade. “Many communities have discontinued their parades. We are working hard to make ours better every year. The Fourth of July Parade is one of the community service projects that we have taken on here at WBHF, and a great deal of time and resources are devoted to it by the entire staff.” This year’s parade will be honoring our veterans along with Bartow County’s first responders. “As our community has grown, so has the workload of the police, fire, and EMS professionals who are saving and protecting lives every day. We felt like this parade was a great opportunity to recognize their professionalism and dedication.”


Proceeds from the parade benefit local children’s charities through the Cartersville Optimist Club. A parade application and information about the parade can be found on the WBHF radio website at and clicking the banner at the top of the page. You can also stop by the studios of WHBF in downtown Cartersville for an application.


The July 4th Celebration at Dellinger Park is a community- wide event that includes Arts & Crafts, children’s activities, entertainment and the largest fireworks ever!!  All activities, other than the downtown parade, are at Dellinger Park on the huge football field.  Park activities start at 2:00 p.m. and continue until 10:00 p.m.  .


Admission to Dellinger Park is free and parking is $5.00 per vehicle. More than 15,000 people are expected to celebrate the Fourth of July at Dellinger Park. Organizers of the activities at Dellinger say that Thanks to City of Cartersville, Bartow County and Century Bank of Georgia that they will again have a huge fireworks display.  Fireworks will launch from Dellinger Park about 9:30 p.m. An Enormous Kid’s Zone will feature huge inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bounces, Quad Euro Bungee and more.


There will also be live entertainment on the Century Bank of Georgia Stage that will feature local entertainment all day then Scott Thompson and Peachtree Station will start at 8:00 p.m. and take us on a musical ride until fireworks!!


Academy Sports + Outdoors viewing area will have 100 great seats for the fireworks and concert, to register for the seats use #Academyviewingarea on social media. Academy will provide a cozy chair in a great location and you get to take it home with you after the fireworks!!

You can find more information on the Fourth of July celebration in Cartersville on Facebook by searching “Stars, Stripes and Cartesville”.