St. Charles—The annual St. Charles July 4th Celebration is a time for friends and family to get together for picnics, leisure, entertainment, and most of all, to commemorate our nation’s birthday.
The fireworks extravaganza, which is held on Monday, July 4, can be best viewed at Pottawatomie Park or Ferson Creek Park. This year, people of all ages will enjoy an outstanding pyrotechnic production—one of the largest and most industrious fireworks shows in the Fox Valley area.
This event is free thanks to the generous support of numerous local businesses. Main sponsors include the St. Charles Park District, city of St. Charles, First State Bank and the St. Charles Breakfast Rotary.
The Fox Valley Concert Band performs in the amphitheater from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Local favorite Red Woody rocks the stage in the historic pavilion from 6 p.m. to dark. The band plays a variety of music including classic rock and roll, contemporary favorites and great alternative hits.
In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks will be scheduled for the next clear evening. For more information, call the Park District at (630) 513-6200 or visit www.stcparks.org.
A few reminders …
• Come early. Spectators are strongly encouraged to park downtown and walk to Pottawatomie Park.
• Do not activate your car alarm, because they have a tendency to go off during the fireworks.
• Spectators are asked to leave the grounds after the fireworks display has ended. Vehicle headlights are distracting to other viewers.
• Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on park property at all times.
• Fireworks, including sparklers, are prohibited in the park.
• There will be no canoe or pedal boat rentals on July 4 at River View Miniature Golf.
• Boy Scout Island boat launch will be closed on July 4.
• For emergency assistance, go to the Main Gate or Swanson Pool during the day and the main entrance of River View Miniature Golf Course during the evening.