Thursday 24 July 2014

Sugar Land July 4 Fireworks Show Will Go On, Burn Ban Notwithstanding

A county-wide burn ban designed in part to prevent the discharge of fireworks will nonetheless not put a damper on the City of Sugar Land’s plans to host what it says will be the largest July 4 fireworks display in Fort Bend County.

The skies “will be set ablaze” during the 24th annual Red, White and Bluefest, the city said in a recent statement. The festivities will be held from 5-10 p.m. July 4 at Oyster Creek Park, at 4033 State Highway 6 South.

The Independence Day celebration will include performances by Password; American Rock Legends; and opening solo artist Andrea Chase.

Children’s activities will include rock climbing walls, bounce houses, water slides, face painting and a children’s stage featuring magic shows, clowns, line dancing, a snake show and the Fort Bend Chinese American Association, showcasing Chinese martial arts and dragon dancing.

As the City of Sugar Land celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, there will be a “customized fireworks set piece that will be part of the event’s grand finale – a 20-minute fireworks display” set to start at 9:30 p.m., the city said.

To avoid the heaviest traffic, people can use a shuttle service from Mercer Stadium, at 16403 Lexington Blvd., to the park, running from 4:30 to 11 p.m. If weather cooperates, parking also will be available on the park easement.

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