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Details on the City of Emporia Fireworks Show!

Avatar photo by Jessica Buchholz, Events Coordinator | June 22, 2021

In a year where many holiday traditions are just getting restarted, people are contacting the Emporia Main Street office inquiring about different activities. One of the most popular summer events is watching the City of Emporia fireworks display. Bernie Toso and his crew of local volunteers work hard to develop a great show, and per your request, we have some details about this year’s show, some volunteer opportunities, and questions for YOU.
This year’s fireworks display will take place on Sunday, July 4th from approximately 9:35 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. The show is fired from the Emporia State University Practice Fields north of the Interstate. For those of you that haven’t witnessed the show, Welch Stadium at Emporia State University offers one of the best viewing experiences in the area. The show will contain some new “shells” this year that will offer a spectacular display!
The City of Emporia 4th of July fireworks display offers two great ways for locals to get involved. First, when you buy your fireworks from local tents, a portion of fees collected support the yearly fireworks purchase. When you shop local, the City can provide a bigger show! Secondly, the fireworks tubes, shells, and fuse systems are set up by local volunteers. Those interested in volunteering for the show can attend a safety training session at 8:00 a.m. on July 4th at the ESU Practice fields (through the tunnel under the highway off the Emporia State University campus).

About the Author

Jessica Buchholz, Events Coordinator

Jessica Buchholz is the Community Development Coordinator for Emporia Main Street in Emporia, Kansas. She specializes in event planning, volunteer recruitment, alternative marketing, media/public relations and fundraising. During Jessica's tenure at Emporia Main Street, she has helped grow events to an international level and she has created a series of new activities to meet organizational goals.