Despite rain, Harrisburg fireworks set for Monday night


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The city still planned to shoot off Fourth of July fireworks Monday evening despite rain in the forecast.

Just before 4 p.m., Mayor Eric Papenfuse announced to a crowd of hundreds in Riverfront Park that fireworks were still a go. He did give one caveat, if dangerous lightning is happening around show time, the show could be postponed.

“A little rain isn’t going to keep any of us away from celebrating the 4th of July, is it?” Papenfuse said. “No, sir!”

The Harrisburg Symphony did move its scheduled show indoors to The Forum and will play at 7:45 p.m.

The Harrisburg Senators tweeted that they are watching the weather and expected a 7 p.m. game start, but would adjust if needed. The Senators also plan to have a fireworks display following the game.

A healthy crowd still ventured Downtown to sample 30 food trucks that lined Front Street along Riverfront Park. Some embraced the new six-hour celebration.

“I like it,” Marilyn Harris said. “As long as there is music, I’m OK.”

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