Firework Prep for Duluth Fourth Fest

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: July 03, 2019 06:18 PM

The Fourth of July festivities in Duluth kick off Thursday in Bayfront and pyrotechnicians are hard at work preparing the hundreds of fireworks we'll see.

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The company, Pyrotechnic Display Inc. says this is the biggest show the company does and is also the biggest display in the area. The 18 minute long show has firework shells that range in size anywhere from two to 10 inches.

"We're getting set up for the fourth of July fireworks display in Duluth. We put together all the racks, we got the layout all done, and we're currently working through wiring the shells to get them ready to go," Josiah Poirier, a pyrotechnician, said.

They've been prepping since Tuesday. On Thursday they'll do final wiring so everything is cabled up for the show.

Festivities kick off at 4 p.m. Thursday in Bayfront and the firework show begins at 10:10 p.m. The City of Duluth said they don't anticipate cancelling the show due to weather, but if they did, they would notify the public by 5 p.m.

The City is also reminding the public about bridge hours during the 4th of July events. The Minnesota Slip Bridge will be lowered and closed to marine traffic from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

The Aerial Lift Bridge will stay down and be closed to marine traffic from 7:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. on July 5.

The City is working with Duluth Event Lighting to project red, white and blue colors on the Aerial Lift Bridge during the July 4th festivities.

For more information on the Bayfront July 4th festivities, click here. 


Alejandra Palacios

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