Safety and Traffic Tips for Evansville’s Fireworks Show

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Evansville is holding its Fourth of July fireworks display on Monday starting at 6 p.m. Fireworks will start at dusk, or around 9 p.m.

Food booths will be open at 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Tri-State Area Ford Dealers and Tropicana Evansville, in coordination with the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville.


Tens of thousands of people are preparing to head to the riverfront to celebrate the United States’ 240th birthday and the authorities want everyone to be safe and have a good time.

To do just that, police say there are some items not allowed at the fireworks show.

Here are some of the items prohibited by authorities:

  1. Animals and pets
  2. Squirt guns or water balloons
  3. Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and rollerblades
  4. Fireworks
  5. Any items viewed as hazardous by an officer

Backpacks, coolers, and other containers are allowed but they are subject to search. Anyone seeing something out of place should stop a uniformed officer working the event or immediately call 9-1-1.

Parking and Traffic

As work on the Medical School and Downtown Hotel continue, traffic in and out of downtown will be slower this year.

People attending should expect getting home to take longer than normal.

Those parking in public and private parking garages will especially have long waits exiting parking structures.

Traffic control will be along the Fulton Ave. Corridor and at SE Riverside Dr. and Cherry St.

While people are leaving the fireworks, there will not be access from the Lloyd Expressway to Fulton Ave.

There will be access from Fulton to the Lloyd.

For a large view of the event’s parking map, click here.

Fireworks Code

For those not celebrating downtown, here’s a look at when you can shoot fireworks in Evansville in the month of July:

  • July 1 -3 and July 6-9 – 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • July 4 – 10 a.m. – midnight

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