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Light up your life at annual firework show July 4
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Be prepared for some brilliant colors on Monday, July 4, when Dr Pepper Bottling Company lights up the sky at 9 p.m. 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.