Fireworks at the Fishery, 2012

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One of the biggest fireworks displays in East Texas will light up the skies over the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and adjacent Lake Athens!

The TFFC will be open regular hours on July 4, with regular paid admission (adults $5.50, seniors $4.50, children ages 4-12 $3.50).  

Starting at 4 p.m., visitors can enter with free admission for the fireworks show. Visitors are encouraged to fish in the stocked casting pond while waiting for the fireworks, which will begin at dark.

No license is required to fish, and bait and tackle are furnished for free as long as the supply lasts. Fishing is catch-and-release only; no harvesting will be allowed. Fishing ends approximately one-half hour before the fireworks begin.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and people are encouraged to bring picnics. 

Pets, alcohol, tobacco products and private fireworks, including “snap caps” and sparklers, are not allowed.

The event has become an area tradition, with many people dressing in red, white and blue in keeping with the holiday theme.

Parking is available in the main TFFC parking lot and in an overflow parking area on Peninsula Point Road. Persons using the overflow parking area may enter through Gate C, which is across the street from the parking area.

Click here to read the press release about this year's event.

Fireworks at the Fishery, 2012


Wed Jul 4, 2012 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM


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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

5550 FM 2495

Athens, TX, 75752

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Telephone: 903-676-2277

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