Lowell fireworks

Independence Day fireworks July 3 in Lowell. (Source)

City of Lowell to hold July 3 fireworks show, sponsored by local businesses

Lowell, MA. – During these difficult economic times the country and all of us are facing, the city of Lowell, Massachusetts debated whether the government could afford to hold its annual Independence Day celebration with a fireworks display. The cost of a fireworks show is around $45,000, and that money can be used for other, more important needs. After many internal discussions, the city decided it could not pay for a fireworks display, and it turned to the local business community to help the show go on – and the community responded positively.

With the assistance of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation’s fundraising efforts, Lowell’s fireworks will take place after dark on July 3, 2009 at Sampas Pavilion weather permitting. One of the biggest supporters of this years Independence Day fireworks celebration is the Lowell Cooperative Bank, which donated $5,000 towards the event.

In addition to the fireworks display, students from Lowell High School’s Band will be performing an entertaining (and FREE) “pops” concert. Led by Band Director Brandon Clark, the LHS Band will play on the riverside stage before the fireworks at 7pm. Parents of band members will be selling refreshments at the event to help raise money to purchase new band uniforms. Lots of activities for children will take place between 4-7pm on the third. More information about the celebration can be found on the Lowell City Manager’s website.

This is going to be a great event for the entire family!