Monday, July 02, 2007

Local Fireworks Displays July 4, 2007

Springfield, Illinois and other local fireworks displays

2010 Springfield, IL area Fireworks information

Note: Info below is from 2007.

July 4, 2007
Independence Day

Photos from the Downtown Fireworks

Be sure to click on the links provided for additional information regarding these events. Some have much more going on in addition to the fireworks displays.

Capital City Celebration
Fireworks presented by Central States Fireworks Inc., approximately at 9:30
More info at:

Springfield Municipal Band Schedule For 2007

Knight’s Action Park will light-up the sky during the 3-D Fireworks Spectacular on Wednesday, July 4, 2007. Guests can purchase special “3-D Fireworks Glasses” at participating Hardee’s restaurants & Cub County Markets for $1.00. With these glasses, Knight’s Action Park’s illuminating fireworks display will appear as never before, literally filling the view of onlookers. All proceeds from the sale of the “3-D Fireworks Glasses” will benefit the Spina Bifida Association of Illinois

Chatham Fireworks Show
This years show will be held at dusk at Community Park.
In case of rain, the show will be held July 5th.

Sparks in the Park - Rochester, IL

PAWNEE - The annual fireworks display is scheduled for dusk Wednesday at Pawnee High School. Bleacher seating is provided, and concessions will be open.

Public displays in Springfield, Sangamon County

Published Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The fireworks portion of the downtown celebration is being organized by the Springfield Jaycees, who say this year’s display will be nearly 40 minutes long.

July 4

Springfield Motor Boat Club, 17 Club Area, 9:15 p.m.

Panther Creek, 9:15 p.m.

Capital City Celebration, Statehouse, 9:15 p.m.

Illini Country Club, 1601 S. Illini Road, about 9:15 p.m.

Knights Action Park, 1700 Recreation Drive, 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

July 7

Divernon Sportsman Club, 1001 S. First St., Divernon, 5 to 11 p.m.

Intellicast weather radar for the area.

Central Illinois weather reports from NOAA.

WICS TV 20 weather report

Fireworks ban no reason for short fuse

Rather than spending Independence Day grumbling about the bottle rockets they can’t shoot onto the neighbor’s roof, we suggest those who like fireworks attend one of the many large-scale displays that will happen around Springfield in the week to come. July 4 is a time to be part of the community, not isolated from it in a backyard bunker with a handful of M-80s.

Editorial: Published Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fireworks display information for Sangamon County (Outside all incorporated city, town and village limits)

How to photograph fireworks

Tips From Smithsonian Photographers

July 4th fireworks tips!

Can't go to a fireworks display?

There are plenty of televised fireworks displays that evening.
If you have access to HD (High Definition) television, look for the program of your choice in high def. Televised fireworks are far better in HD than NTSC. You could also record some of these shows and watch them later.

Our local PBS channels are airing "A Capitol Fourth"

Tony Danza hosts the Independence Day concert, featuring a tribute to "West Side Story"; with Bebe Neuwirth, Yolanda Adams, Elliott Yamin and Hayden Panettiere.

Wednesday, July 4
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, WSEC and others.

Also on tv...

Taste of Chicago 2007 Fireworks Spectacular

The Grant Park Orchestra performs during the food festival, which includes performances by theatrical casts of "High School Musical," "Wicked" and "The Color Purple," followed by a fireworks display.

Wednesday, July 4
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, WCFN

Music City 4th: Let Freedom Sing

Nashville's Riverfront Park features a huge concert line up, and an amazing fireworks display.

Wednesday, July 4
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, GAC

Greatest Fireworks on Earth

Pyrotechnic displays from around the world.

Wednesday, July 4
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, DHD

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Martina McBride, "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks and contestants Blake Lewis and Melinda Doolittle are scheduled to perform; fireworks explode over New York; the New York Pops performs; Natalie Morales and Tiki Barber host.

Wednesday, July 4
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, WAND (Also in HD)

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Keith Lockhart directs the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, as an aerial pyrotechnic display reflects in the Charles River; John Mellencamp is scheduled to perform; Craig Ferguson hosts.

Wednesday, July 4
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm, WCIA

MSNBC Investigates

"Fireworks: Fast Burn" The science, manufacture, art and danger of the explosives.

Wednesday, July 4
6:00 am - 7:00 am, MSNBC


Making and using fireworks displays.

Wednesday, July 4
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm, WEIUDT

Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom

"Independence Day" Independence Day; Boston; fireworks.

Wednesday, July 4
5:00 am - 5:30 am, WILLDT3

Also available:

National Treasure

An adventurer must steal the Declaration of Independence and use its hidden map to find a legendary fortune.

Thursday, July 5
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, USA

Source: Tivo listings. Thanks Tivo!

Related links...

Independence Day (United States)

Fourth of July is Independence Day

Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It's a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks, and a reason to fly the American flag.

Who has the best fireworks on the 4th?

Published July 3, 2007

By Colleen Mastony Tribune staff reporter

Who has the best show? The answer is elusive. Measuring a fireworks display is a tricky endeavor. The number, size and quality of the shells must be considered, along with the length of the show, music synchronization and enormity of the crowd. And - to the disappointment of some - size doesn't always matter. Chicago Tribune

Fireworks at the Lincoln Museum

Fireworks at the Lincoln Library opening day

More Springfield photos linked below.

Scenes from the Downtown Fireworks

Springfield and the Simpsons
When the Rain comes down..downtown
Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Party Photos
Goodwill organized by clothing size!
Wood sculptures on Dirksen Parkway
APL Animal Protective League / Butterflies
Cross country bicyclist pedals to Springfield and beyond

Friends of Lincoln Library Book sale / TV 20 news
Lincoln Library ready for book sale
Wood docks at Lake Springfield Marina
Chasing Rainbows / Lake Springfield sunset
I-72 Recreation Drive interchange construction
East Lake Drive bicycle and walking path

Leo's Italian Pizzeria

Old Capitol Art Fair 2007 photos
Uncle Chuck's Greenhouse
Edwin Watts Southwind Park Update May 20, 2007

Fire at former Branch Facility on Recreation Drive...
Westbound I-72 traffic / construction zone
Another alternative energy car !
Name that Springfield location...part 2
Suttill's Gardens
Habitat for Humanity store

Name that farm equipment
Monical's Pizza near Meijers
Sugar Angel
Baskin Robbins 31 cent scoop night!
Future home of the Holy Land Diner ?
2003 Cingular High Dive Show at Illinois State Fair...
Humphrey's Market - the flowers are in !!!

Sushi Beautiful Sushi
The dog water fountains at Washington Park
Springfield Clinic Building Project tree removal
The Apple Barn is OPEN !!!!
Lincoln Library renovations
Cute puppies
Name that restaurant...part 15
Pizza Machine

Scenes from various local parks this weekend...
Greater Springfield Home and Builders Show
Super Home Expo Building and Remodeling show photo...
llinois Products Expo photos
As the deer...
Old Capitol Plaza
Wendy's Chicken Chainsaw Toddy

Smoker's lungs
Lincoln Land catcher signed by Seattle Mariners
The Cub's Ryan O'Malley and Ron Santo visit
Ryan O'Malley with the Chicago Cubs
Former Cardinal and Cubs pitcher Lee Smith
Chatham's cow chip throwing contest 2006
Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Dinner at Little Saigon
Springfield Dog Park
EMI Manufacturing Jacksonville Illinois
Illinois State Fair photos
Powerlight Fest photos
My first Illinois State Fair Parade (see photos!)
My trip to Decatur

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