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For Fourth Of July Eve, Pops On The River Returns To Chattanooga

A past Pops on the River in downtown Chattanooga.
Matt Harbison Photography
A past Pops on the River in downtown Chattanooga.

Here in the Chattanooga area, a few free celebrations for the Fourth of July will be in full swing the evening before.

On Wednesday, Pops on the River - which was not held last year because of a lack of funding - returns to downtown Chattanooga, starting at 4:30 PM in Coolidge Park with patriotic music and fireworks for the finale.

Brian Smith is with the City of Chattanooga’s Parks and Outdoors.

Ray is the host and producer of Scenic Roots, Mondays - Thursdays at 3 PM on WUTC.
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