ASHLAND — Independence Day is back on in Ashland.
The city will host a fireworks display on July 4, starting around 9:45 p.m. from Ashland High School Community Stadium.
Ashland was one of the few communities in 2020 to host a fireworks display during the pandemic. Ted Daniels, president of the Rotary Club of Ashland, said the event was such a success that its format will remain unchanged this year, meaning no one will be permitted to sit in the grandstands.
“We encourage spectators to find a favorite viewing spot around the city by 9:30 (p.m.),” Mayor Matt Miller said. “It’s worked out great, many people watch from their front or back yards or line the streets or find parking along Claremont Avenue.”
The Rotary Club of Ashland raised $17,500 for the event, Miller said. The City of Ashland partners with the club on event logistics.
Daniels said the celebration has earned more than 50 sponsors this year, with Sarver Paving Co. serving as the premier sponsor.
The event will also feature a 50/50 raffle and tickets will be available for $100 at the Armstrong cable store along Claremont Avenue. Mitch Piskur, the city’s fireworks committee chairman, said the winner could win up to $7,500. A drawing will be broadcast on WRDL, 88.9 FM and Facebook.
iHeart Radio will also broadcast a patriotic soundtrack that spectators can tune in to during the fireworks display. The channel is 101.3 FM; it will also be available on 88.9 FM.