Each year the audience anticipates a spectacular fireworks display to celebrate the birth of our country. The 4thFest has been rated among the top five Largest, Biggest, Best 4th of July Fireworks show in the United States.
The all volunteer pyrotechnics team has created what promises to be another fabulous show for 2017. Remember the fireworks show is choreographed to music which is played on 93.7 The Bus. This year’s medley includes many traditional patriotic songs, movie, TV, and show tunes, as well as popular selections. Songs will be played by big bands, jazz bands, rock bands, military bands, and don’t forget the choirs and orchestras. As always, after enjoying the many different moods and styles displayed in the core of the fireworks show, you can always count on the BIG ending with the 4thFest finale. And what a grand finale is planned. Up until the grand finale the show will be averaging about 4 shells per second. That is per second…not per minute. When we hit the finale, and you should know we are there, the firing rate will pop to over 27 shells per second. The planning for the 2017 fireworks began in the fall of 2015. First the music was selected by the choreography team then they designed the effects for this years 45 minute show. Included this year will be 149 different types of shells which will generate the traditional loud Ooohs…, Ahhh’s… and spontaneous applause. How many in total you ask… almost 10,830 before the show is over.
There is no cost to enjoy the spectacular 4thFest fireworks display. We do request a donation of $10 per car for general parking.
VIP Viewing Experience
If you want the VIP Fireworks Viewing experience, a special viewing area is reserved on the east side of Porter Road for VIP Viewing Pass holders. In the Special VIP Viewing area you will enjoy a number of brand new ground based effects that the construction team has been designing and constructing for the past few months. These rather large special designs are worth the cost of the VIP Viewing ticket by themselves. These set pieces are created to go off and remain lighted closer to ground level, creating a graphic sometimes moving image with fireworks.
One of the returning features for 2017 will be the wonderful sound system in the fireworks VIP Viewing area. The sound system combined with the pyrotechnics provides a rock concert like experience for the people sitting within this viewing area.
TIP: If you have ever wanted to get the up close experience of VIP viewing, consider purchasing VIP Viewing tickets for this year. Over 4,800 people enjoyed the fireworks from this vantage point in 2015. The planning team is working to provide the VIP viewing area the best possible head on view of the fireworks. We constantly hear that people who view the show from the VIP Viewing area are looking forward to seeing the show from this same vantage point the following year. When the evening is over you should be very happy that you enjoyed the show from this preferred viewing area. This is truly entertainment at its best.