4thFest fireworks

Fireworks on July 4th
July 4 at 9:45 pm in S.T. Morrison Park
Bring blankets and lawn chairs, and enjoy a fantastic show in the sky! Coralville 4thFest includes spectacular fireworks in S.T. Morrison Park, 1513 7th Street, on July 4th at 9:45 pm. Start time is approximate. Get directions to S.T. Morrison Park

The fireworks show is courtesy of trained pyrotechnicians from the Coralville Fire Department.

Things to do before the fireworks
Before the fireworks, enjoy a patriotic concert in the park at sunset, or an afternoon of activities at Coralville 4thFest. 
View the 4thFest event schedule

Safe viewing distance
Safety of the fireworks show is a priority. Fireworks, while fun to watch, are dangerous -- even with safety measures. There is a risk in attending any fireworks show, especially closer to where the fireworks are set off. Always respect the safety barriers. If you have concerns about fallout of shells or noise, consider watching from a farther distance.

The fire department checks the wind direction prior to the show. Because shells could continue to burn as they fall, a safe distance is established for the "fallout area" between where the fireworks are set off and where the public sits. For this type of fireworks display, a minimum distance of 280 feet is required between where the fireworks are launched and the spectator area. For added safety, fences are set up in S.T. Morrison Park 20 feet beyond this distance. This means there is a distance of 300 feet or more between where the fireworks go off and the spectator viewing area.

Other ways to watch the fireworks

  • Watch the livestream on the 4thFest Facebook page on July 4th.  If you do not see the fireworks livestream and it is after 9:45 pm, please refresh your browser. The high demand of Wi-Fi in the park may impact this livestream broadcast.
  • Watch later on CoralVision, Mediacom 118-8 in Coralville. Watch recorded 4thFest videos.

If the weather is bad
The Coralville Fire Department will hold the fireworks as long as the weather conditions make it possible. In the event of rain, there is the potential to delay until the weather clears enough the operate the show.

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