Fort Vancouvers Fourth to focus on fireworks again

first_imgIt will be all about the boom again at Vancouver’s July 4 fireworks show.And once again, it will be free.This year’s Independence Day celebration at Fort Vancouver will follow the format that debuted last year. That means an evening event, focused on the 10:05 p.m. fireworks display, rather than the all-day celebrations that had marked the holiday in Vancouver for decades.“As we looked at what the community wants most on Independence Day, everything points to a vibrant fireworks show,” Mike True, CEO and president of The Historic Trust, said Wednesday.The Historic Trust presents the annual event along with its partners, the National Park Service and the city of Vancouver.The organizers received a lot of feedback through surveys after the 2017 show, True said. In addition to a focus on the fireworks, people definitely liked the idea of a free Fourth of July show, True said.“We are rebranding it as a fireworks show vs. an all-day festival,” True said.The official name is Vancouver’s Fireworks Spectacular at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site presented by Columbia Credit Union.With no food service or live entertainment, organizers recommend that people arrive after 6 p.m. on July 4 (which falls on a Wednesday this year).Gates will be in place at 8 a.m., however, and bags will be checked all day. Vehicle access also will be restricted beginning at 8 a.m.last_img

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