Friday, July 3, 2020
Concert begins at 6:00 p.m.
Fireworks begin at dusk (approximately 9:15 p.m.) Community Park
Relax and watch as we light up the sky honoring our country and celebrating our freedom. This night is complete with live music, food vendors and more! Bring your blanket and chairs for a fun-filled night celebrating our country and honoring our freedom.
Schedule of Events
For the enjoyment of others, please remember all parks are smoke-free. Also, all tents must be collapsible and taken down prior to the start of the firework display. Grills may be utilized in the designated grilling area only.
Please follow the direction of parking personnel. Parking will be available at Community Park, St. Matthews School & Church, and Quentin Bible School. A shuttle bus will transport attendees from Quentin Bible School to the park and back.
Important Information for Attendees:
Community Park will be closed starting at dusk on July 2 and will remain closed until noon on July 3. No access is allowed during this time. Cars will be towed and any personal items left on park grounds will be removed.
A Message from Hawthorn Woods Police Department: Celebrate Safely
In an effort to maintain the safety of the residents and visitors to the Village of Hawthorn Woods effective immediately the Hawthorn Woods Police Department has instituted a zero tolerance policy towards illegal fireworks.
Annually, thousands of people are treated in emergency departments for fireworks related injuries in the U.S. Two-thirds of these injuries and in some cases death, occur between June 16 and July 16.
Officers will be vigilant in enforcing the fireworks laws. Citations will be issued with fines ranging from $100 to $750. All illegal fireworks will be confiscated and destroyed properly.
Enjoy Fireworks Safely
The Fourth of July means barbecues and fireworks. It may seem like harmless fun, but fireworks are explosives. Only professionals should handle them.
On average, 280 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the Fourth of July holiday. Follow these tips to prevent injury from fireworks:
- Leave the lighting to the professionals. Attend fireworks displays.
- Do not try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not fully ignited.
- Keep sparklers away from children. They can burn at temperatures about 2,000 degrees. That is hot enough to melt some metals.
For more information on firework safety, check out the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Fireworks page.