Thursday, June 3, 2021

Pekin Hosts Annual 4th of July Fireworks

 Pekin Hosts Annual 4th of July Fireworks

 Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce will host 4th of July Honor America Celebration firework display in 2021.

 

Pekin, Il— 06/03/2021 The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the continuation of the 4th of July “Honor America Celebration” firework display at Pekin Memorial Stadium this summer.

 In anticipation of Phase Five of the Restore Illinois plan rolling out next week, the Chamber of Commerce plans a full-scale firework show in line with past years’ celebrations. The fireworks display will be held at nightfall July 4th, with a rain date the following evening. Tickets will be available for purchase at Pekin Farmer’s Market on June 17th and 24th from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Miller Center parking lot. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gates of the stadium on July 4th. Admission is as follows:

·       Ages 13 and up: $5 per person

·       Ages 6-12: $1 per person

·       Ages five and under: free

·       Veterans and active military personnel receive free admission

Gates will open at 7:00 p.m. July 4th with pre-show entertainment and concessions available. Early ticket purchasing is encouraged.

 This summer will mark Pekin’s 73rd year of the Honor America Celebration. Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amy McCoy states, “After making the hard decision to cancel the firework display last year, we are genuinely excited to be able to offer this event again to our community with the help of our sponsors. The Honor America Celebration is a hallmark of summer in the Pekin area and I know many families here will looking forward to resuming their holiday traditions.” In recent years, the firework display has been viewed from within the 10,000 seat Pekin Memorial Stadium, with additional seating and handicapped accessible seating located on the football field.

 New to the event this year, the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce intends to live stream the firework ariel display from their Facebook page to accommodate families focused on the continuation of social distancing. Viewers can tune in to the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page beginning at 9:00 p.m. on July 4th.

 

 About the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce:

The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that fosters and promotes a vibrant business environment. The Honor America Celebration is made possible by members and Pekin area business sponsors. For more information, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PekinChamber or website at www.pekinchamber.com.

 

Contact:
Brittney Hogue
Member Communications Coordinator
Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce
309-346-2106
brittney@pekinchamber.com



 

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