Last year, Tim Ross, with the City of Owensboro, came up with an incredible way to celebrate the 4th of July during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Fireworks were launched, simultaneously, from a variety of locations around town.  The idea was to give everyone within the city limits a way to enjoy the fireworks from the comfort of their own homes.

This year, the Covid restrictions have been relaxed, but the City is keeping elements from last year's show that proved incredibly popular with Owensboroans.  There will be fireworks at the river for the folks who want to return to the tradition of going downtown to celebrate the 4th.  But, there will also be fireworks launched from three additional sites- Centre Court (adjacent to Shifley Park), Moreland Park and the former GE plant.

I have to be honest.  I am thrilled with this year's decision.  I live on the west side of town and, from where I live, I get to see fireworks from two different locations.  It's awesome.

Here are the full details from a recent post from the Mayor's Office.

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Last year, here at WBKR, we were thrilled to get the opportunity to work with the City of Owensboro on All-American 4th of July.  We aired the official soundtrack the fireworks were choreographed to via the WBKR app.  This year, we'll be doing the exact same thing.  So, if you haven't downloaded the app, make sure you do so and get ready for Sunday night.  You'll hear the National Anthem and then the fireworks are going to start bursting in air throughout the city.

 

 

Ten Fireworks You Need for Your 4th of July Celebration

With 4th of July just around the corner, I decided to share a list of some of my favorite fireworks on the market right now. Some are brand new. Some have been around forever and continue to maintain their popularity. But, if you're planning to host a 4th of July party or you're taking fireworks to one, check this out. Fun fact. I sold fireworks for years and years and have helped plan hundreds of fireworks shows. Here are ten fireworks that will absolutely light up the sky and your Independence Day celebration. And, the best part, these are all available commercially. #LetFreedomRing