FIREWORKS SCHEDULE & INSTRUCTIONS
5:00pm: West Park Opens to the Public
5:00pm: Handicap Parking opens (Central West Park Parking Lot off Foster Avenue) 6:00pm: Picnic Begins/Food Vendors Open
7:00pm: Elyria Parks & Recreation Staff provide family games
6:00 – 10:00pm: Live Entertainment WOBL DJ & Remote Broadcast WOBL Radio 1320
9:30 – 10:30pm: Opening Presentations & Fireworks Simulcast by WOBL Radio 1320
9:30pm: Mayor Holly Brinda: Welcome, Introduction of Sponsors
9:45pm: Presenting of the Colors – Elyria Veterans Groups
9:50pm: Pledge of Allegiance – US Army Veteran Terry Stone
9:55pm: Star Spangled Banner: Tim Deery
DUSK: Fireworks begins
10:30pm: Fireworks end
11:45pm: Curfew begins
BRING Your Radio!
Please Carpool: While the City and area businesses and organizations are working hard to create parking for this event, (see list of free parking below) there will still be a limited number of parking spots available.
Handicap Parking: Enter the Central West Park Parking Lot via the Foster Avenue entrance. An official Handicap Parking Identification Tag will be required to gain access for drop-off and parking.
Other Available Free Parking: Thank you to the following businesses/organizations for allowing event parking at no cost. (Please note, all parking is at your own risk. Neither the city nor the owner of the lot/property assumes any responsibility for you or your passengers, your vehicle or your belongings. Parking spots will be available at the close of business for each location; time will vary by organization/business.) Free parking is available at: Kennedy’s Cycle, 1019 Lowell Street; former Bank Building, 1000 Lowell Street; Plasto-Tech, 708 Lowell Street; Original Glorious Apostolic Church, 995 Foster Avenue; Thomas Jefferson School, 616 Foster Avenue; and Oakwood Elementary School at 925 Spruce Street. Other locations may charge for parking or ask for donations.
Parking Prohibited: For safety purposes, parking on the streets will be limited so please pay attention to posted signage. Parking will not be permitted on: West side of Penfield Avenue from Spruce Street to Oakwood Drive; both sides of Foster Avenue from Woodland Avenue to the entrance to Penfield Avenue; both sides of Penfield Avenue from Lowell Street to Oakwood Drive; North side of Foster Avenue between Woodland Avenue & Lake Avenue; both sides of Lowell Street between Lake Avenue and the railroad bridge by 3M; and Oakwood Street from Penfield Avenue to Clemens Avenue.
Residential Traffic: Only residential traffic will be permitted on Rockfern and Seneca avenues.
Adjusted Traffic Patterns: Traffic patterns/changes will be posted soon!
Park Rules for the Fireworks
You may bring into the park: radios, blankets and beach towels, tarps, lawn chairs, personal-size umbrellas, cameras, cell phones, binoculars, sealed water bottles, baby strollers, wagons, food, flashlight, bug repellent, coolers. All items brought into the park are subject to city inspection.
The following items are strictly prohibited: fireworks or sparklers; throwing or batting toys; skateboards or inline skates; bicycles; laser pointers; alcohol; illegal drugs; tents; large golf umbrellas or flags; animals (except service dogs).
Please, be thoughtful when setting up lawn chairs that you try not to block others’ views; try not to smoke cigarettes in close proximity to others – especially children; be thoughtful while navigating through crowds to insure the safety of those who may be unsteady on their feet or those transporting children in strollers or wagons.
For your dining pleasure, the following food vendors, who will be inspected and approved by the Elyria Health Department, will be providing food: Hershey’s Ice Cream ‘n More, By the Slab, Goldstar, Marco’s Pizza, Donna’s Diner, Lorenzo’s Pizzeria, Oasis Grille, Cofield’s BBQ.
For safety and security reasons, the City of Elyria will be enforcing an 11:45pm city-wide curfew to encourage citizens to leave West Park and the neighborhood immediately after the fireworks show.
Thank You to These City of Elyria Summer of 2015
Community Reinvestment Sponsors
(Fireworks, Camps, Concert Supporters: $10,000 – $500)
BENDIX, BASF, The Nord Family Foundation, Nordson Corporation Foundation, 3M Corporation, 3M Foundation, Republic Services, Riddell, Elyria Charities, Bob’s Tire service, Lorain National Bank, AECOM, K.E. McCartney & Associates, Environmental Rate Consultants, I-90 Nissan, Friends of Cascade, University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, Kiwanis, The Chronicle Telegram, Elyria Plastics, Dunlap’s Garage, Ridge Tool Company, Eco tree Service, American Legion Post 12, Maude de la Porte, Mayor Holly Brinda, John Gaydosh, KS Associates, Gregory Trucking, Psych & Psych … and many, many more.