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Sylva’s Fireworks Festivities

Sylva's eighth annual Fireworks Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2022, at Bridge Park. 

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome the Crocodile Smile Band to the stage for a performance from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., and a second set from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m. They are one of the southeast's finest bands. They will perform classic hits, pop favorites, R&B, 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 seven years have been provided by our friends, members and partners/sponsors in the community.”

In addition to music and fireworks, the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department will be providing children's activities from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., including an inflatable bounce house, 38-foot obstacle course, inflatable basketball shooting challenge, and a mini all-star shooting challenge.

Food trucks will be on site including Great Smokies Tropical Sno Cones, South of Philly on the Go, Ruthie's Famous Kettle Corn, Little Jimmy's Italian Ice, Chili Chomper, Harvest Moon Crepes, Dogs on Wheels, and Innovation Brewing. The Sylva Social District has been approved for that day as well, according to Main Street Sylva Association Director Bernadette Peters. 

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