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Fourth of July fireworks burst over the Willis Family Bridge on the IPFW campus.

Fort Wayne July 4 fireworks move

Statement as issued Thursday by the city of Fort Wayne:

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Mayor Tom Henry and several community partners today announced a new location for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display in Fort Wayne.

One Summit Square in downtown Fort Wayne will be the new location for this year’s show on Friday, July 4. For the past several years, IPFW has been the host site for the fireworks display.

The Fort Wayne TinCaps will be hosting a baseball game that evening. The fireworks planned for Parkview Field will now be part of the fireworks being released from One Summit Square. Individuals with tickets to that evening’s game will be able to enjoy the fireworks from their seats at the ballpark.

The fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. If the TinCaps game is not completed by 10 p.m., the fireworks will begin immediately following the conclusion of the game.

Fourth of July Fireworks financial partners:

*Fort Wayne TinCaps

*Sweetwater Sound

*Parkview Health

*Lincoln Financial Group

*Fort Wayne Metals

*Wells Fargo

*Midwest Pipe & Steel

The City of Fort Wayne would like to thank Indiana Michigan Power for partnering with the City on use of the One Summit Square building. The City would also like to recognize Three Rivers Festival officials for allowing a Fourth of July fireworks display in downtown so close to the Three Rivers Festival fireworks show in mid-July.

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