Final Preparations Underway for Downtown Evansville's Fireworks Celebration

Photo: Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District

Evansville's largest public fireworks celebration is making a grand return in 2021 after previously being canceled due to the pandemic.

Posted: Jul 4, 2021 11:56 AM
Updated: Jul 4, 2021 12:03 PM

Final steps are being taken in downtown Evansville before the start of the city's first big event since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

The Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District, which is the community organization that organized the 4th of July event, shared images on Sunday morning that show the organization's pyrotechnics crew preparing the fireworks for the main display of the night.

Link: Hear More on the Event from the Economic Improvement District

During Sunday's "Fireworks on the Ohio" celebration, food trucks and activities will begin lining Riverside Drive as soon as 6:00 p.m.

Additionally, the 165-musician bugle and drum corps known as the Phantom Regiment is scheduled to hold an outdoor performance at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Main Street beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Finally, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the main event will begin - the city's largest public fireworks celebration of the year.

Sunday's Independence Day celebration is being put on by numerous sponsors, with Tropicana Evansville being the presenting sponsor of the event.

If you don't plan on attending Sunday's celebrations in Evansville, a number of different 4th of July celebrations will also be taking place around the Tri-State throughout the day.

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