26 Jun Get ready: The BOOM!
The BOOM! is coming and bringing fireworks, music and prizes with it
For the sixth year, ShelbyKY Tourism presents The BOOM!, an annual Fourth of July fireworks show that will take place, for the third consecutive year, at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, 1155 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
The fun begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, when the gates open to a huge variety of festival foods, treats and concessions at the Shoppes and in the parking lot. Shoppes will be open until 9 p.m.; the concessions will remain open until 10 p.m.
Look for food and beverages at any of the restaurants in and around the Outlet Shoppes, including Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Nathan’s Famous, Ghirardelli Chocolate and Ice Cream, Great American Cookie, and Little Italy. Additional food and concession trucks will be located in the parking lot. Glow toys will be available for purchase in the evening.
Several new activities join The BOOM! festivities this year, including face painting and balloon twisting from 6-9 p.m. and a 7 p.m. Wagon Parade. Also new is The Retro Show. Located at the fireplace at The Shoppes, this show is all about old-school music, with the very best hits of the eighties and nineties spinning from 6-9 p.m.
The Big Show kicks off at 9:30 p.m. in the parking lot with DJ BOOM’s Pre-Show Dance Party. Like prizes and giveaways? DJ BOOM’s got ’em!
Afterward is what we’ve waited for all day: the lighting up of the night sky with a color and sound spectacle when “America’s No. 1 small-town fireworks show” gets underway.
The BOOM! Schedule At-A-Glance
10 a.m. Gates open
10 a.m.-9 p.m. Shop the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Food, treats and concessions at The Shoppes and in the parking lot
6-9 p.m. Face painting and balloon twisting
7 p.m. Wagon Parade
6-9 p.m. Retro Show: Playing hits from the 1980s and 1990s at The Shoppes’ fireplace
9:30 p.m. DJ BOOM’s Pre-Show Dance Party + giveaways in the parking lot
Dusk The BOOM! Fireworks Show
NOTE: Events are added frequently to www.CityofSimpsonvilleky.com. Check the site for updates.
Did You Know? The BOOM! calls itself “America’s No. 1 small-town fireworks show” for good reason. According to Chris Truelock, Simpsonville’s parks and recreation director, “We don’t seek out awards or designations for this, but you won’t find another small town our size with the quality show we provide – or a town our size that even offers fireworks.”