WEDNESDAY 7/1/2020 5:06 p.m.
NEENAH, Wis. (WFRV) -The City of Neenah has released more details regarding its city’s Fourth of July fireworks display happening this weekend.
According to Neenah Police Department, this year’s fireworks display will take place at Arrowhead Park from 9:45 to 10:15 p.m., officials said the park will be closed at this time due to safety concerns.
The City shared that this year, the fireworks will be launched at a higher altitude so residents are able to enjoy the show from home if they choose to do so.
Starting at 9 p.m. on July 4, a rocket will be launched every 15 minutes to help residents find the best spot to see the display.
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Original Story: Neenah fireworks displayed a little differently this year
THURSDAY 6/25/2020 9:04 p.m.
NEENAH, Wis. (WFRV) – Mayor Dean Kaufert of Neenah announced on June 3 that the city’s fireworks display set for July 4, will be shown in a new and safe way for the community to enjoy.
Kaufert said he has been working with Spielbauer Fireworks, Parks and Recreation Director Mike Kading, and the Neenah-Menasha Fire Department to safely put on a high altitude show, which over 85% of the community will be able to view from the comfort of their own doorstep, driveway, or backyard.
The mayor shared that the goal is to send the charges up and over Little Lake Butte des Morts high enough so that as many residents as possible will be able to view them from home.
The show will be shot off from Arrowhead Park located on the western end of Wisconsin Avenue.
Neenah officials reported that the area around the 33 acre Arrowhead Park and the Trestle Trail from the southernmost edge of the park to the northern end near West North Water Street will also be off-limits and will be taped off.
The Main Street overpass is said to remain open to vehicle traffic only as it is an emergency route to ThedaCare.
The City of Neenah shared, “We fully expect that throughout the city that parking lots, open areas, small neighborhood parks and such will be utilized. We believe that by spreading this out over the entire community we will send a message that we can go on with the show while protecting our citizens. Those that are concerned about the crowds or large numbers of people in the same location can make sure they are protected by watching at home or in a vehicle somewhere in the community.”
Mayor Kaufert concluded, “I know our citizens can exercise good judgment and follow suggested guidelines to ensure the health and safety of their neighbors and make sure the children and adults that look forward to the 4th of July celebration get to see this much-needed event to lift everyone’s spirits.
Uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus has caused numerous local events to be canceled:
- Algoma 2020 Sunday Farmer’s Market
- Appleton Old Car Show and Swap Meet
- Country USA
- The Door County Fair
- EAA AirVenture
- Fox Cities Butterfly Festival
- Green & Gold Charity Softball game
- The Green Lake County Fair
- Greenville Catfish Races and Concert
- Hodag Country Festival in Rhinelander
- igNight Market in Green Bay’s Broadway District
- The Iola Car Show
- The Kewaunee County Fair
- Rock USA
- Warrens Cranberry Festival
- The Winnebago County Fair
- Wisconsin State Fair
Some events will be held, with modifications, including:
- Appleton’s Octoberfest and License to Cruise
- The Fond du Lac County Fair
- The Outagamie County Fair
- The Shawano County Fair
- The Waupaca County Fair