Mayor Svante Myrick spearheaded the efforts to bring this important community celebration back to the City of Ithaca for the July 4th holiday in 2012.
“I worked hard to bring the fireworks back because Independence Day has always been my favorite holiday. It’s one night where every family – no matter where you live, how much money you make, or what your political beliefs are – can come together and look up at the same shared night sky. It’s a celebration of our Country’s independence, and a celebration of our entire community” said Myrick.
This year’s celebration will be held at 9:30pm on July 1, with a rain date of July 2. The fireworks will be launched from Newman Municipal Golf Course, which will be closed to pedestrian traffic at 9pm. The Waterfront Trail will reopen to pedestrian traffic after the display is complete.
$20 – A donation of $20 or more will get you a hot dog from the concession stand at the event.
$50 – You get a Parking Pass for the fireworks event in Stewart Park and you get a free hot dog from the Festival concession stand.
$100 – Parking Pass to Stewart Park plus hot dogs for 4 of your friends!
$500 – Gets you 2 parking passes plus a 10×10 pop up with table and chairs set up for your group in a prime location and a picnic basket with local goodies for you and your friends
$1,000 – Gets your name and logo on the stage and you or your business in the advertising for the event plus 2 parking passes, a picnic set up (as outlined above) and food from our concession stand for up to 10 guests.
$2,500 – Your business is one of up to 4 title sponsors for the Ithaca Community Fireworks. You will be recognized with a banner at the event, 4 parking passes, and benefits outlined above. You will be included in all advertising for the event.
Volunteer – Volunteers can receive benefits and a bang for their volunteer buck by contacting the Ithaca Community Fireworks at firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive a parking pass and concessions, you will need to volunteer four hours before, during or after the event.