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Firework traffic will be routed counter-clockwise
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Be prepared for some brilliant colors Friday night when Dr Pepper Bottling Company lights up the sky with its annual fireworks show at McMinnville Civic Center.
McMinnville Police Chief Bryan Denton would like to remind motorists the department will be directing traffic around the Civic Center again this year.
“Traffic rerouting has been used for several years to make sure an emergency lane is available in case someone needs medical attention,” Denton said. “It has worked out well in the past, and we will be rerouting traffic again this year. We want everyone to enjoy the fireworks display and have a safe, happy Fourth of July.”
Vehicles will be directed counter-clockwise on the four streets around the Civic Center beginning at 7 p.m. The traffic pattern will continue until traffic has left the area following the 9 p.m. show.
Parking is available in parking lots around the Civic Center and along some side streets once the show begins, provided there’s room for emergency vehicles.
A large crowd is always expected and motorists are urged to drive slowly and use caution due to the high volume of pedestrians. Caution is also urged on back streets approaching the area since many people walk from nearby streets.
As always, private fireworks are prohibited at the show site and violators may be cited by McMinnville Police Department.

Fourth of July schedule

City of McMinnville

Friday, July 3 at Civic Center

7 p.m. Main Street Live at Civic Center with Joe Harvey Band
    9 p.m. Fireworks

Saturday, July 4 on Court Square
7-10 a.m. Pancake breakfast $6
6:30 a.m. Stars and Strips Fun run/walk (registration $15)
7:30 a.m. Race begins
6 a.m.    Farmers Market open
8 a.m.    Heritage Museum open for tours (free admission. Hebe exhibit at Chamber)
9 a.m.    Patriotic salute, presentation of colors
9:05 a.m. Recognition ceremony for Hebe
9:30 a.m. Silver and Gold Band performs
10 a.m.   “Yankee Doodle Dandy” showing at Park Theater (free admission)
10 a.m.   Pionerettes, Paula’s Dance Academy and WCHS Color Guard perform
10:30 a.m. Yankee Doodle Children’s Parade
1 p.m.    “Yankee Doodle Dandy” showing at Park Theater (free admission)

MIDWAY CIC
Saturday, July 4

10 a.m. Opening ceremony, speaker, awards (Concessions open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

10:30 a.m. Baby show: categories from birth to 36 mos.
Little Mr. & Miss Midway (4-6 years old)
Must play softball or live in Midway area
Flowers and pies must be entered
Pie categories: chocolate, coconut, pecan
Noon Music by Breaking Grass. Horseshoe tourney
2 p.m. Games for kids
4 p.m. Softball games and coaches game
7 p.m. Awards
10 p.m. Fireworks

MORRISON RURITAN
Saturday, July 4

1 p.m.    Baby pageant registration
1:50 p.m. Opening ceremonies
2 p.m.    Baby pageant
4 p.m.    Cake walk
3 p.m.    Outdoor games
4:30 p.m. Cornhole tournament
5:30 p.m. Kids zone activities and games
5:30 p.m. Gospel singing
6 p.m.    Dalton Pack
6:30 p.m. Live music with Rob McCormick
7:30 p.m. Live music with The Potter Clower Project
9 p.m.  Fireworks

Centertown ballpark
Saturday, July 4

3 p.m. Senior all-star game
4 p.m. Old-timers game, men & women over 30
5:30 p.m.  Field 1: junior league all-star game
Field 2: coach pitch all-star game
Arthor Lorance Field: T-ball all star game
6:30 p.m. Team basket auction
7:30 p.m. Youth league trophies and awards
9 p.m.   Fireworks