TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- A local July 4th event traditionally held at Ballard Park in Tupelo is moving.
Tupelo Parks and Recreation announced Thursday that the 27th annual fireworks celebration will be held this year in Fairpark.
"It's a big change for us," said Don Lewis, the director of Tupelo Parks and Recreation. "For over 25 years, we've been at Ballard Park, and to come to downtown Tupelo, we are looking forward to it, and we are excited about it."
Lewis cites better accessiblity and parking as the reason behind the move. Organizers say they expect this years celebration to be bigger and better.