CELEBRATE THE 4TH ON THE 5TH!
CITY OF LOWELL MOVES ANNUAL FIREWORKS LOCATION AND DATE
Celebrate Independence Day in Lowell on Friday, July 5, at LeLacheur Park and enjoy an evening of live music and expanded family activities!
(LOWELL, MA – June 24, 2013) The City of Lowell is preparing for a very special Independence Day celebration starting at 6:30pm on Friday, July 5 (rain date, July 6), in a brand new location: Edward A. LeLacheur Park, located at 450 Aiken Street. Home to the Lowell Spinners, the city’s Minor League baseball team and Class A Short Season Affiliate to the Boston Red Sox, the new location will include expanded activities for families including face painting, mascot madness, balloon art, and a magician. Admission to the stadium will be free, and the city is also providing free parking at the George Ayotte Garage (11 Post Office Square) and at Lot A behind Tremont Place. Additional parking will be at UMass Lowell’s stadium lot for $5.00 per vehicle. Limited on-street parking near LeLacheur Park will also be available.
This year, the entire event is being moved to July 5th to accommodate this exciting new location. The stadium will open to the public at 6:30pm, live music from the Adam Jensen Band will begin at 7pm, and the fireworks finale will start at 9pm. The LeLacheur Park site allows for a different type of fireworks that will be visible for up to a mile from the launch site in Centralville. In addition to LeLacheur Park’s 5,000 seats which will be available free to the public, the new event site also offers additional viewing locations along the River Walk from Lawrence Mills to the University Avenue Bridge and in St. Louis Field across the river in Centralville. Though League regulations prohibit outside food and drinks being brought into the stadium, spectators will be able to purchase a wide variety of treats — including ice cream, hot dogs, popcorn, and assorted beverages – from the Park’s concession stands.
“We think this is a great opportunity to extend the Independence Day celebration throughout the weekend,” said Susan Halter, the City’s Director of Special Events and Cultural Affairs. “On the 4th of July, as always, you can enjoy a leisurely picnic and swimming with friends and family along the Merrimack River at Sampas Pavilion. Then Friday, July 5th, come down to LeLacheur Park to enjoy live music and a spectacular display of fireworks.”
Event sponsors as of June 24 are Lowell Bank, Lowell General Hospital, UMass Lowell, the Lowell Plan, Lowell Development & Financial Corporation, and Athenian Corner restaurant. For full details and a map on fireworks viewing locations, visit http://www.Lowell.org or contact the City of Lowell’s Special Events Office at 978-674-4260.