Ottawa First has said that this year's show will not include the typical lower ground display, and the Ottawa High School grounds will not be used as an observation point. Instead, this year's display will feature higher elevation shells, that can be viewed from a much larger radius. This will allow guests to enjoy the show from the comfort of their cars or at one of the town's numerous public parks and observation areas.
Popular viewing sites include the bridge over the Illinois River, downtown parking areas and the beautiful riverfront Allen Park. All of these sites are expected to be open to viewers and the show is anticipated to start around 9:30 p.m. The City requests that all residents and guests viewing the fireworks follow current CDC guidelines regarding social distancing. If you plan on viewing the fireworks from outside your car, be sure to bring along masks for everyone in your party.
Allen Park, one of the best sites for viewing the fireworks, is located at 400 Courtney Street in Ottawa. For more events happening in Ottawa area, be sure to follow us at Starved Rock Country on Facebook and Instagram.