Fireworks in East Nashville

Last night my wife and I took the kids to East Park in East Nashville to watch the fireworks. It was the kind of event that exemplifies why East Nashville is such a great community to live. If you want a kid-friendly place to watch the fireworks then this is it.

We arrived around 8pm. The field was scattered with families and groups of childless adults. There was a church that has set up a stage and was giving things away. We heard that they had sno-cones and lemonade so I grabbed the kids and $20 to go get them a treat. When we got there I realized that the treats were free.

In the baseball diamonds people were taking turns setting off some fireworks. This was a great opening show. It was just enough to keep the kids entertained. Some kids were running around, some were playing with sparklers, etc.

When the actual show started, the church played the symphony’s performance through their sound system and we had a perfect view of the display. There were ooohs and aaahhhs from all around. It wasn’t crowded or tense at all. When the show was over everyone packed up and got in their cars. I was expecting traffic to be bad but a fair amount of people had walked there. I had to wait at a few stop signs but we were home in 10 minutes.

I think fireworks in East Park will become a family tradition for the foreseeable future. Maybe I will see you there next year.

1 Comment so far

  1. Kelsey (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 10:43 pm

    Why is it that the biggest fireworks, those verging on being considered ordnance, are sold on roadside card tables under big signs that read: FIREWERKS?

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