According to Talladega Parks and Recreation Director Stacy Jones, funnel cake and other food vendors have already signed up. Alabama Teen Challenge, a drug and alcohol recovery organization based in Lincoln, will have a booth selling T-shirts and prints. There will also be a man selling homemade ice cream, which will be helpful given the weather forecast. There will be inflatables, face painting for children and a dunking booth.
Live music will be provided by TAE, which Jones said is a jazz band.
The Parks and Recreation Department will start setting up around 3 p.m. on the fourth, and the celebration begins at 6 p.m.
The fireworks display, once again presented by Pyrotechnico, will begin when the sun goes down.
“We’ve got it a little more spread out this year than we have in the past,” Jones said. “We’ve moved the inflatables down a little bit, and we’ve moved the stage so that the musicians can get some shade from the magnolia trees,” Jones said.
He is also working with the various athletic programs at Talladega High School, but nothing solid is in place yet.
If you would like to participate in the event as a vendor, please visit the Spring Street Recreation Center or call 256-362-0514.