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POSTPONED: Rochester Fireworks move to Saturday, July 10

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Due to the impending forecast, the City of Rochester is postponing the fireworks show to Saturday, July 10th.

The Recreation Department and Rochester Main Street are working together to manage fireworks, parking, and entertainment. The public is encouraged to bring camp chairs, blankets, etc.

Organizers are asking attendees to leave dogs and other pets at home. Pets are not allowed on school grounds. Personal fireworks, sparklers, and other novelties of any kind are NOT allowed.

Since the festivities will be limited this year, Rochester Main Street volunteers are encouraging attendees to spend time downtown before the show. 

“We’re encouraging people to eat and shop downtown before and after the show,” said Jeff Bisson, Rochester Main Street. “This celebration attracts a lot of people and we hope they take the opportunity to see everything we have to offer.”

The fireworks will take place at the Community Center/Spaulding High School campus at approximately 9:30pm. Parking will be available on-site, along Wakefield Street, and in downtown municipal lots. Organizers warn attendees to plan ahead for parking, as on-site parking spaces are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

“We encourage families and groups to park downtown and walk to the Community Center for the event, leaving nearby parking available for those that need to be closer,” said Bowlen. “Plan to arrive early. I don’t recommend arriving 30 minutes before the show.”

The James W. Foley Memorial Community Center (formerly Rochester Community Center) is located at 150 Wakefield Street, behind Spaulding High School. Contact Rochester Main Street at www.rochestermainstreet.org for questions and volunteer opportunities.

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