What to do for Fourth in Selma and Dallas County

Published 5:13 pm Thursday, July 2, 2015

By Staci JonesThe Selma Times-Journal

Water Avenue in downtown Selma will turn into a street festival this Fourth of July weekend with a mixture of jazz, blues, country, R&B and gospel music.

The Fourth of July Street Fest will run Friday through Sunday as part of the Selma City Council’s One Hot Summer Series.

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“I am so excited. I’ve been waiting for this event. We have a fabulous line up of musicians with a huge variety of music,” Councilwoman Angela Benjamin said.

The festival starts Friday at 5 p.m. with D.J. Shadow. Local artists will have a chance to shine at 6 p.m. After that, the Lyrical Groove Band will play before headliners Riggie Hines and Band at 8:30 p.m.

On Independence Day, the fesitivites will continue at 4 p.m. with Family Fun Time, which will include a variety of games until 6 p.m. While the good times are rolling, opening blues act Natasha “T-Honey” Brown will take the stage at 5 p.m.

Later, there will be country music by Layne Flournoy at 6 p.m.. Cool Bones Jazz Band will perform at 7 p.m. The headline act, Blues Show with Big Ro, will start at 8:30 p.m.

To cap off the night, DJ Shadow will close out with more music until 11 p.m.

The Fourth of July Weekend Street Fest will end on Sunday with Gospel on the Grass at 4 p.m.

Benjamin says the event will be “lots of fun for everyone.”

Day passes can be purchased for $10 for adults and $2 for high school students and under.

Vendors are welcome to the event and must complete an application form and submit their fee prior to the event in order to receive a vendor’s pass.


Valley Grande will celebrate Independence Day at the city’s baseball fields and walking trail Saturday starting at 5 p.m. , with a fireworks show set to begin between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. and is expected to last around 30 minutes.

The event will include several vendors, games and prizes for children, inflatables, cotton candy and DJ George Henry.


Orrville will host it’s first ever Fourth of July celebration Saturday at the Orrville

Community Center, 463

Academy St. at 8 p.m. with fireworks beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Along with fireworks, the celebration will include various carnival type foods like hot dogs and cotton candy and fun for all. The city asks that people bring their own blankets and chairs to enjoy the show.