Clayton hosting Bicentennial fireworks Aug. 31

  • Clayton hosting Bicentennial fireworks Aug. 31
    Clayton hosting Bicentennial fireworks Aug. 31
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CLAYTON— Summer is soon coming to an end, and with the county’s 200th birthday celebration continuing, Clayton is hosting a Labor Day weekend inaugural “End of Summer Celebration” with fireworks and live music on Saturday, August 31.

The event is being held in conjunction with the Rabun County Bicentennial.

Main Street will close to vehicle traffic from Savannah St. to Hiawassee St. at 6 p.m., said Scott Dills, city of Clayton zoning administrator.

The event is in conjunction with the Clayton Merchants and Business Association (CMBA).

“The downtown merchants are going to have live music,” Dills said.

Dills said that onlookers can set up lawn chairs to watch the fireworks, but no alcohol is allowed.

“It’s going to be a family event,” Dills said.

The fireworks company Pyrotecnico is administering the fireworks and Dills said they will be shot from Ramey Boulevard.

“The event will probably take about 20 minutes,” Dills said.

The rain date is Sunday, September 1 at the same time.

Dills said that the police department is going to give people time to clear the street when the fireworks are over before the road is opened back up to traffic.

He said that the end time for the event is to be decided (TBD) but will be based on how long it takes for people to safely clear the streets before traffic flow opens.

“It should turn out to be a fantastic show,” Dills said.