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Posted on: June 14, 2017

City of Twin Falls Partners With Chobani To Host Community Fireworks Display

The City of Twin Falls is partnering with Chobani to host the 2017 Independence Day fireworks display that will begin at approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 4 at the College of Southern Idaho. The nearly half-hour fireworks display is free and provides prime viewing areas where spectators of all ages can celebrate Independence Day as a community.
 
This will be the second consecutive year that Chobani has sponsored the event, which attracts thousands of spectators each year and has become a tradition for both residents and visitors of Twin Falls. This year the City of Twin Falls will coordinate the event that was previously managed by the Magic Valley Citizens Fourth of July Committee.

“This is a tradition that we want to continue because it brings our community together,” said Nathan Murray, City of Twin Falls Economic Director.“It also provides a venue where families can safely enjoy a professional fireworks display — rather than purchasing fireworks that can be costly, bothersome for neighbors and their animals, or possibly illegal to use within the city limits.”

Aerial fireworks are among those that are prohibited to use within the city limits, according to City Code. ‘Safe and Sane’ fireworks may be discharged within the Twin Falls city limits from 8 a.m. until midnight between June 23 through July 5. Residents may also discharge legal fireworks during the same hours between December 26 through January 1.

Due to the large amount of vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the area, the Twin Falls Police Department asks the following:

* Please plan on arriving early. The Police Department will close sections of Falls Avenue, Washington Street North and North College Road that surround the college at 9 p.m. The road closures ensure the safety of pedestrians in the area.

* Please be patient. It may take several minutes for police to direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic to and from the college campus safely. Please plan for delays and understand that safety is our officers’ primary concern. 

* During fireworks displays in previous years, traffic collisions have occurred as a result of impaired drivers. The area surrounding the college will be heavily patrolled and all drivers suspected of driving under the influence will be arrested. Do not drink and drive. 

* Be aware that no personal fireworks are allowed on or around the college campus during the fireworks display.