UTICA, N.Y. – A fireworks celebration in honor of Fourth of July will happen in Utica this year, since the state lifted COVID-19 restrictions limiting capacity and social distancing last Tuesday.
Mayor Robert Palmieri made the announcement with Genesis Group President Ray Durso on Monday.
“The Genesis Group looks forward to this event each year. At first, we were disappointed when it looked like the event wasn't going to happen due to the logistical challenges in adhering to the restrictions,” said Durso. “We're very pleased to partner with the city and co-sponsor a fun, family-friendly event for our community.”
The celebration will be held Monday, July 5, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at F.T. Proctor Park located at Rutger Street and Culver Avenue.
There will be food trucks and vendors along with a performance by Soul Injection at 7:30 p.m., with fireworks starting at dusk. Centro will provide a shuttle service as well.
The city is also partnering with health organizations to offer COVID-19 vaccines at the event.
Any vendors who would like to participate can call the Utica City Clerk’s Office at 315-792-0113.