BG fireworks display to go off July 3 at dusk

The BG BiG Band performs at the pre=fireworks concert in July, 2017.

The Bowling Green Community Fireworks will be held on July 3 at dusk at the Bowling Green State University Intramural Fields.

Prior to the fireworks display, the Bowling Green Area Community Bands will perform a free patriotic-themed concert near the BGSU Mileti Alumni Center beginning at 8 p.m. Parking will be available at the Stroh Center and Ice Arena.

Those attending the fireworks should be aware that no sparklers, fireworks or sky lanterns will be allowed on the grounds of BGSU.

Doyt Perry Stadium will not be accessible this year due to construction.

Following the event, the Bowling Green Police Division will implement a traffic exit strategy to aid in traffic flow. In order to maximize safety and efficiency of travel, the police will be directing traffic onto predetermined routes.

After the fireworks, Mercer Road will be closed between Stadium Drive and Ridge Street. In conjunction, the police will be requiring traffic to exit via the following routes:
• North Exit Route (Ice arena lot, Stadium Drive): will be directed north to Poe Road or west to Merry.
• South Exit Route (lots to the south of the stadium): will be directed to Wooster via Mercer or Alumni.

In other cases, depending on traffic patterns, police may be directing vehicles to the “outer belt” of the city to aid in traffic movement. For example, Clough Street traffic will be directed to Napoleon in order to reduce traffic on Wooster Street.

Event attendees, or those traveling in the Bowling Green area on the evening of July 3, are encouraged to utilize outlying routes and entrances to I-75 at U.S. 6 or Ohio 582 in lieu of the Wooster entrance for I-75.

Attendees are asked to be alert and mindful of the directions provided by police. For the safety of all, those attending need to follow the directions of the police and should not circumvent barricades.

The rain date for the fireworks is July 5.

print