Commonwealth Journal

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July 2, 2014

Events galore planned for July 4th weekend

Somerset —

Pulaski Countians are anticipating a busy—and hopefully sunny—long Fourth of July weekend. If you’re looking for a place to celebrate Independence Day, there are several options for Pulaski County residents.
The biggest celebration of the holiday weekend will be Saturday, July 5th's annual SomerBlast Celebration, presented by the City of Somerset Saturday, at SomerSplash Water Park, located on Ky. 2227 just north of Somerset.
SomerBlast events will begin on the front lawn at 4 p.m. with performances by Heaven Bound, Driven, Travis Harris & the West Coast Turnarounds, Devious Angels, and South of Sanity. Live music will continue until around 9:45 p.m.
The annual SomerBlast  Fireworks Celebration will begin about 10 p.m.
There is no admission fee for the SomerBlast front lawn events including the fireworks display.
SomerSplash water park will open at 10 a.m., with admission regular price between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ($14.95 for all slides and pools, $12.95 for those 48 inches tall and below for all rides except the tall slides, $3 for those not wishing to ride or swim). Admission to the park is $10 after 4 p.m. and free for those two years and under. 
Coolers and lawn chairs are only permitted in the lawn in front of SomerSplash. Additional parking will be available at the parking lots of Pulaski Elementary, Pulaski High School, and Northern Middle School. Buses will run from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. that day.
Somerset Police Department has released traffic procedures for Saturday's SomerBlast Fireworks Celebra. SPD is asking that attendees be patient after the fireworks show has concluded, as traffic is usually heavy. Authorities expect the parking lot to take about an hour to empty completely. Following are procedures SPD will enact to ensure the event goes as smoothly as possible:
 
Drop-Offs
The designated location for all drop-offs is the main building at SomerSplash, located just north of Somerset on Ky. 2227. If you have someone to drop off, you may utilize the main entrance from 10 a.m. until 9:45 p.m. At 9:45 p.m., the entrance will close.

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