Security & Traffic Control Plan For Mt. Juliet’s July 4th Firework Celebration Announced

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Mt. Juliet’s Fourth of July Celebration will launch at 9:00 p.m. from the Mt. Juliet Little League Ball Fields on Lebanon Road. To ensure the event is safe and enjoyable for everyone, Mt. Juliet Police and Fire will be on site. The firework presentation, presented by the City of Mt. Juliet and 94FM – The Fish, will begin around 9:00 p.m. on Monday, July 4th, 2022 and launch from the ball fields.

Premium, excellent viewing for the fireworks will be at the ball fields, where there is free parking. Good views also expand out to area parking lots near the Lebanon Road and N. Mt. Juliet Road intersection. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early for a good viewing location and tune their FM radios to 94.1 as the firework display will be to music.

Fire officials are monitoring the dry conditions and issued the following statement:

The rain that was forecasted for the area did not materialize inside the city limits of Mt. Juliet. With that, the extreme dry conditions continue to deteriorate and the ease and possibility of a field fire or structure fire has greatly increased. As many are aware, an open burn ban has been issued inside the city limits of Mt. Juliet. This burn ban does not presently include fireworks; however, if these conditions are not improved with some significant, measurable precipitation; City Officials will need to consider extending the ban to fireworks and firework shows. This is very much a last resort consideration, but in the interest of public safety and community greater good is part of the conversation. Fire officials will be monitoring the local weather and forecasts for direction in the coming days. The purpose of this contact is to keep all citizens of MJ informed and aware. In the interim, I would ask that you please keep your fireworks activities to a minimum and please stay with your display taking precaution of safe distances and dependable water supply nearby. Thank you in advance for your understanding. Stay safe. – Fire Chief Jamie Luffman

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Mt. Juliet’s public safety teams are expecting large attendance and increased traffic. Safety is always a top priority, and many police officers will be present during the event for patrols and traffic control. With any significant event, attendees should always be vigilant for suspicious activity. If anything suspicious is spotted, attendees are encouraged to say something and call police. To contact the police department’s non-emergency line, attendees can dial 311. Also, the Fire Department of Mt. Juliet will have extra firefighters on hand near the firework launch site.

A traffic plan has been established, and advanced traffic signals will adapt to the increased traffic. In addition, officers will be directing traffic at some signals to prioritize motorists leaving the show.

A second fireworks show will also occur on July 4th at the Circle P Ranch on W. Division Street near E. Main Street and is presented by the Circle P Ranch and Needham’s Nursery. They have contracted with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department to provide traffic control at the event parking location. Mt. Juliet Police Officers will also be in the area to monitor traffic and assist if needed.

Please remember that our roadways will see an increase in traffic during the events, so minor delays should be expected. Personal fireworks, alcoholic beverages, barbecue grills, and parking on roadway shoulders and medians are prohibited.