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Posted on: May 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Temporary Traffic Changes for Independence Day Fireworks Display

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The City of Twin Falls is hosting the 2020 Independence Day fireworks display this year, which will begin at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4 at the College of Southern Idaho.

The half-hour firework display is free and provides prime viewing areas from the College of Southern Idaho campus, where spectators of all ages can celebrate Independence Day. The display is an annual tradition that attracts thousands of spectators from southern Idaho.

There will be fewer road closures this year to allow for thru traffic. The City will not close Falls Avenue, nor Washington Street between Cheney and Falls Avenue. Spectators are reminded to not loiter in the roadways and to always use the crosswalks. 

Spectators are also asked to distance themselves at least 10 feet from others outside their household. Alcohol and personal fireworks are not permitted on the college campus.

Residents and visitors in Twin Falls are reminded that aerial fireworks are illegal to discharge within the city limits. Only ‘Safe and Sane’ fireworks – sold at licensed fireworks stands in Twin Falls – may be discharged from 12 a.m. June 23 until midnight July 5, according to City Code.

Know Before You Go:

  • Plan to arrive early. North College between Washington Street and Frontier Avenue will be closed at 9 p.m. However, the Police Department will not be closing Falls Avenue and Washington Street this year.
  • Please be patient. It may take several minutes for police to safely direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic to and from the college campus. Please plan for delays and understand that safety is our officers’ primary concern.
  • Alcohol is prohibited on campus. During fireworks displays in previous years, traffic collisions have occurred as a result of impaired drivers. The area surrounding the college will be heavily patrolled and all drivers suspected of driving under the influence will be arrested.
  • Personal fireworks are prohibited on the college campus. But we brought some big ones for you to watch.

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