The fifth annual Sparks in the Motorsports Park concluded with a bang last Wednesday night as locals and out of town guests enjoyed an impressive fireworks display at Atlanta Motorsports Park.
As soon as gates opened at 5 p.m. cars piled with families lined up for their chance to secure parking as the annual event draws a larger crowd each year.
Plenty of on-site activities kept both children and
adults happy as they waited for the fireworks to kick off when the sun went
A bouncy house, face painting and a balloon making station were popular with the kids, but nothing could top the popularity of the inflatable water slide, which kids excitedly slid down fully clothed to stay cool in the July heat.
Vendors serving ice cream, shaved ice, pizza, wings, funnel cakes and more were hits as patrons grabbed some dinner and snacks and walked around the track to watch race cars in the pro drifter show whizzing around.
Shade provided by the shadow of the parking garages was a popular spot to set up blankets and chairs as spectators tried to keep cool while members of AMP secured their spots on the balcony overlooking the track.
Live music from the Pain Killers kept the large crowd entertained until it was time to gaze up at the sky to see bright pops of color shimmering down to the ground.
The event is sponsored by AMP and the Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority.