Celebrating Independence Day has been a long-standing tradition in Big Spring with Pops In The Park being the climax. The symphony playing songs of patriotism, a slide show honoring veterans and the fireworks display as the grand finale bring rave reviews each year.
To get everyone in a patriotic mood, the Funtastic Fourth has its place in the celebration. This year was the best to date, according to organizers.
â€śIt was a a big success for the Downtown Revitalization Association,â€ť said DRA vice president, Ramon Holguin.
An estimated 20,000 people attended the festivities last Friday and Saturday.
â€śIn my three years, this was our best event to date. All the vendors did well and everybody was happy,â€ť he added.
On the heels of the success of this year's Funtastic Fourth, next year's event is already being planned.
A follow up meeting will held in coming weeks to discuss the pros and cons of how it went this year and to formulate a plan for the 2014 festival.
For more information on the Downtown Revitalization Association, contact president Christi Brorman or vice president Holguin at 466-2268 or 268-3115. Brorman can also be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org