Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park on July 4th

The City of Hagerstown’ s Parks & Recreation Division will set the stage for yet an- other dazzling pyrotechnic spectacle, as the annual fire- works display celebrates In- dependence Day with a barrage of brilliant colors bursting in air above the city on Thursday, July 4th. The 2024 Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park event is produced by Starfire Corporation.

Beginning at approximately 9:30 p.m., eventgoers can watch the fireworks illuminating the sky over Fair- grounds Park while sitting on a blanket or lawn chair. The fireworks are also visible from many areas throughout the city for those not able to be onsite.

Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park is a free event made possible by the City of Hagerstown in partnership with several local business who contribute necessary products and services. Dumpsters, light towers, portable toilets and Pedestrian Safety Barricades will be provided.

Note, no food or drink vendors will be at this year’ s event. While attendees are encouraged to take their own food and refreshments, everyone is reminded that no alcohol, tobacco products, or personal fireworks are permitted at in any city park at any time. A complete list of park rules can be found on- line.

Visitors to Fairgrounds Park should note that in preparation for the event, some areas of the park normally open to them will be

limited or inaccessible on Wednesday and Thursday.

Beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, no on-street parking will be permitted on Cleveland A venue between Jefferson Street and the Fair- grounds Park entrance, on Security Road between Vista Street and V ale Street, or westbound on Security Road between V ale Street and Division Avenue.

Also, as of 6 p.m., Cannon A venue will be closed to all traffic between Jefferson Street and North Mulberry Street; westbound Jefferson Street will also be closed be- tween Cleveland A venue and Cannon Avenue, but the east- bound lane will remain open. Motorists approaching the closure will be required to detour via other city streets.

The Hagerstown Police Department and the Auxiliary Police will implement additional street closures at the beginning and end of the fireworks show in order to control traffic flow near Fairgrounds Park. Motorists are cautioned that traffic will be congested in the vicinity of Fairgrounds Park. The fire- works display will conclude at approximately 10 p.m., and the streets are expected to be reopened to traffic by 11 p.m.

If rain prevents the fireworks display from being held on Thursday night, the event will be rescheduled for Friday, July 5; the same street closures and no-parking measures will apply.

For more information, go to https://www.hagerstown or call 301-739-8577, ext. 169.