GLOUCESTER — Fire Chief Eric Smith reports that a professional fireworks company will provide a fireworks display over Gloucester Harbor as part of the Gloucester Schooner Festival on Saturday, and Chief Smith is encouraging residents to leave the fireworks to the professionals.
The large fireworks display will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, at 9 p.m., at Stage Fort Park, with a rain date of Sept. 5.
In light of drought conditions and ongoing high fire danger conditions in the community, Chief Smith is asking community members to assist the fire department by avoiding use of unauthorized fireworks.
“There are a lot of very large fireworks scheduled to be set off for the public’s enjoyment by a professional firm that is contracted with event organizers and approved by the Fire Department. It will be a great show,” Chief Smith said. “Despite much needed recent rains, drought conditions and fire danger remain extremely high, and we want to ensure everyone remains safe while enjoying the holiday weekend, so please leave the fireworks to the professionals.”
For more information on the Gloucester Schooner Festival, visit: https://www.maritimegloucester.org/schooner-festival.