The 2018 City-sponsored Fire in the Sky fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4th (unless inclement weather conditions prevent the show). In case of such
weather conditions, the show will be held July 5th.
Tune into Hits 106.1 FM for the countdown show and soundtrack for the fireworks. You can also listen via our website or mobile app but please note that streaming audio is delayed approximately 30 seconds.
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D&M Displays of Iowa will supply the fireworks and pyrotechnician Dave Akers returns for his 28th consecutive display in Laramie. The display will again be launched from the area near 22nd Street and Armory Road.
This year’s display will consist of approximately 283 aerial shells ranging in diameter from 3 to 8 inches. In accordance with the 2015 International Fire Code and the 2013 edition of the National
Fire Protection Association Standard for Fireworks Display the required 600-foot radius safety zone will be installed around the launch site. This safety zone is also required by insurance regulations. Spectators are prohibited from occupying this safety zone due to falling shell debris.
The 600-foot drop zone radius applies under “no wind” conditions since even a light breeze can push shell debris out to greater distances. The accompanying map indicates the 600-foot radius
drop/safety zone. People within the drop zone perimeter will be asked to leave by law enforcement personnel and could be subject to criminal citation for refusing to cooperate.
Portions of N 22nd Street, Armory Road, and Television Road will be closed prior to the display because of their proximity to the drop zone. Twenty-second Street will be closed between Willett
Drive and Harney Street. Armory Road will be closed west from Television Road to 22nd Street.
Television Road will be closed from the intersection at Armory Road north to Harney Street. Harney Street will not be closed in the immediate vicinity, unless prevailing wind conditions require its
closure, which is being done to minimize traffic congestion due to the display.
No spectator parking will be permitted along Harney Street between the intersections of Television Road and N 19th Street. During previous displays, winds have carried shell debris to the intersection of 22nd Street and Harney and into portions of Harney Street, north of the launch site.
Fire in the Sky Coordinator and City Fire Marshal Mark Doyle requests that the public avoid the following areas for spectator viewing because of their immediate proximity to the drop zone: all
portions of the LSA Soccer Field off Television Road, the UW Recreation Field adjacent to Armory Road, areas north of Harney Street between N 19th Street and Television Road, and the parking lot north of the UW Centennial Complex/American Heritage Center. Although these areas are outside of the drop zone, their proximity makes it impossible to protect spectators and vehicles from shell debris if the wind shifts during the display. Once people are parked these areas, it becomes difficult to remove them.
Spectators are encouraged to make the fireworks display a family event and the City recommends viewing the show from nearby City parks (Washington, LaPrele, Harbon, Scout, and Kiowa Parks) and other locations, such as Fraternity/Sorority Park on campus. This display will only consist of aerial shells—there are no ground effect fireworks like those associated with the concert in previous years. Therefore, spectators will not gain a viewing advantage by being closer to the launch site. Other optimal viewing locations include large parking lots located around town and the Cirrus Sky Trail behind Indian Paint Brush School. Reminder, parking along this ridge-line (i.e., Cirrus Sky Trail) is prohibited.