FIREWORKS IN SYLVA. (Top photo by Nick Breedlove/Bottom photo by Kelly Donaldson)
Sylva's ninth annual Fireworks Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at the Bridge Park.
The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome the Carolina Soul Band to the stage for a performance from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. They are one of the southeast's finest bands. They will perform classic hits, pop favorites, R&B, Motown, soul and beach music.
Fireworks are organized by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and should begin at dark immediately after the concert, approximately 9:30 p.m. The fireworks are visible from various locations throughout downtown Sylva and the immediate surrounding areas.
"We could not possibly have fireworks in Sylva without the help and support of our friends at the Town of Sylva, Jackson County Permitting Office (Tony Elders and Doug Painter), Jackson County Commissioners, and the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department," said Chamber Executive Director Julie Donaldson. "Most importantly, the fireworks this year and the last eight years have been provided by our friends, members and partners/sponsors in the community"
This year, those partners are:
- Harris Regional Hospital
- Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
- iHeart Radio/KISS Country FM 99.9
- Mountain Credit Union
- Stanberry Insurance
- Western Carolina APA
- Western Carolina University
- Champion Credit Union
- Duke Energy
- Jackson County Economic Development
- Pepsi Cola
- Western Builders Inc.
- Andy Shaw Ford
- First Citizens Bank
- Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
- Ridenour & Goss Law Office
- Southwestern Community College
- State Farm Insurance-Charles Wolfe Agency
- Ward Plumbing, Heating & Air
"We cannot thank these partners enough for their support of the chamber and their valuable part in providing fireworks for Sylva," Donaldson added.
In addition to music and fireworks, the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department will be providing children's activities from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Food trucks will be on site as well.
"Don't miss the very beginning of the event at about 6:25 p.m., as the Jackson County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard will be presenting the flags for the National Anthem in a very special ceremony," added Kelly Donaldson, Assistant Director of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. "This is always a powerful highlight of the event evoking lots of patriotic emotions."