Fourth of July Fireworks Gets Boost From Traverse City Tourism

Independence Day will have a little more spark this year thanks to a $15,000 contribution given today to the Traverse City Boom Boom Club by Traverse City Tourism. The money will assure a full Fourth of July fireworks show will carry on this year.

The Traverse City fireworks were cancelled last year due to the pandemic. “The fireworks show is not only a big draw for tourism to the region, it’s an important celebration to honor our county’s independence,” says Traverse City Tourism President, Trevor Tkach. “We felt the need to increase our donation because many businesses who have donated in the past have struggled and may not be able to donate this year.”

The fireworks is scheduled to start around 10:30 p.m. on July 4th. The display will be centered about 1,000 feet offshore just north of the Traverse City Open Space. Organizers say the show will be easily visible along miles of shoreline. They encourage viewers to practice social distancing so everyone can stay safe.

“The donation from Traverse City Tourism comes at an important time for us,” said Traverse City Boom Boom Club President, Tim Hinkley. “It means we should be able to orchestrate a full show that will last nearly a half-hour.”

A limited number of VIP viewing tickets are still available. VIP guests can watch the show in a prime location at the north end of the Open Space and will see the fireworks choreographed to music. Tickets are available now at Ticket prices are $30 a seat of special pricing up to $1,500 for a ten-person table. If tickets are still available on the day of the event, they will be sold at the VIP Party Gate.

The 2021 Fireworks Show takes place during the National Cherry Festival. Boaters should be aware that a safety perimeter will be set up around the launch barge and a no-boating rule will be enforced in the area as a safety precaution.