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EPD Prepping for Riverfront Fireworks Show

Fireworks On The Ohio is making its return.

Posted: Jun 30, 2021 11:59 PM
Updated: Jul 1, 2021 7:38 AM

Fireworks On The Ohio is making its return.

An event one local resident has been anticipating since the City of Evansville canceled the event last year due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 outbreak.

"We can't wait, I mean it's going to be awesome to get out and come into the crowd again and have a good light show." said Edward Hail.

With the event making a return, Sgt. Nick Winsett from the Evansville Police Department said they are prepping for the big event.

"This is the first big event since COVID that we've held and we want it to be family-friendly and just have everybody have a good time," said Winsett. "We're expecting a lot of people, you know, in excess of 30,000 people potentially that are going to be down there."

For locals who plan to attend, Sgt. Winsett said to expect traffic delays.

"If you're going to pick someone up or you're going to try to come downtown, from other locations there may be a delay there as well," said Winsett.

Winsett also asks people to follow safety precautions while attending. A top request, do not bring or set off your own fireworks.

"If we find them, we're gonna confiscate them, you will be fined, you know that sort of thing and again you're there to watch the fireworks display," said Winsett.

The event is set to begin at 6 p.m. and the fireworks display will start around 9:15 p.m. While people wait for the display, food trucks and activities will also be present.

Being that this is a free event, EPD wants people to be cautious, safe and aware of their surroundings.

They also ask the public to be mindful of others while enjoying the holiday.

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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