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Spectacular fireworks display, Saltdogs game among featured activities
Mayor Coleen Seng invites everyone in the Lincoln area to the City’s annual Fourth of July celebration at Oak Lake Park. Due to the ongoing Holmes Lake Restoration Project, this will be the first year that the celebration will be not be held at Holmes Lake Park since 1968.
“The national and international events of the last few years have led to a renewed sense of patriotism, and this is a wonderful opportunity to show our pride in our City, State and Nation,” said Mayor Seng. “We’re pleased to again be partnering with the Lincoln Jaycees to make this year’s event at Oak Lake Park a great family activity.”
As part of the celebration, the Lincoln Saltdogs will host the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks in a Northern League baseball game at 6:05 at Haymarket Park. Musician Paul Phillips will entertain inside Haymarket Park prior to the game from 4 to 6 p.m. and from the conclusion of the game to the start of the spectacular fireworks display at 10 p.m.
Crowds and traffic congestion are expected, so those attending are encouraged to be patient and drive courteously. Adjustments have been made to accommodate increased traffic in the area:
A Kids Carnival, provided by Rainbow Amusements, will be an added attraction this year. The Kids Carnival will be open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 4, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 5. It will be located in the north portion of the main parking lot at Oak Lake Park.
Pepsi-Cola is the major sponsor for this year’s celebration with WalMart also helping to fund the the fireworks. Zambelli Internationale will again present the fireworks display at 10 p.m., with the accompanying musical soundtrack to be broadcast on KTGL-FM, 92.9 the Eagle. The Eagle is the official radio station for the Fourth of July celebration, and the station will broadcast live during the celebration at Oak Lake Park.
A variety of food and concessions will be available during the day. The Lincoln Jaycees will operate an information booth near the main Oak Lake Park entrance, and the Red Cross will have first aid available.
Other events include:
Maps, information on parking and traffic, and details on the celebration can be found on the City web site at www.lincoln.ne.gov.
For event registration information, contact the Lincoln Jaycees at 434-8900 or through e-mail at
Fireworks other than those used in the Zambelli show are prohibited in the park. Alcohol is also prohibited. All pets are required to wear a leash while in the park. Citizens are discouraged from bringing pets to the park during the fireworks display.
In case of bad weather, the fireworks display will occur on July 5 at Oak Lake Park. No other events would be rescheduled to the 5th.