Looking to make this year’s Fourth of July celebration bigger and better than ever? Then, the City of Black Hawk is your destination. Celebrating its 22nd year of patriotic pyrotechnics, Black Hawk transforms into “Boom Town” at dusk Thursday, July 4, offering the largest fireworks display in the state. Visitors can celebrate Independence Day all weekend with live music from the Boom Town Band, gaming and other Fourth of July festivities in the City’s numerous casinos, and the fireworks show Thursday evening to end the Independence Day celebration.
The City’s incredible fireworks display will span approximately 30 to 40 minutes, featuring more than 12,000 colorful aerial shells. The show features pyrotechnics from around the world, including aerial fireworks showcased at Disney World and the Montreal International Fireworks Competition. Revelers can even expect several newly designed fireworks to premiere in Black Hawk, including blooming flowers, silver crowns and special animated shells that “dance” across the sky.
The Boom Town Band will play in the gazebo at Stroehle Square on the corner of Black Hawk St. and Main St., from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Thursday. The Fourth of July fireworks display on Thursday evening will be visible from most locations throughout the City, and visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy the show. Fireworks begin at dusk, which is typically around 9:30 p.m., and are free and open to all ages.