Early last week, we told you the City of Coralville would still be 4th of July fireworks display for the city, even though most activities surrounding the annual 4thFest were canceled. We now know more details about the fireworks.

In a media release, the city says the fireworks will be in a new location to allow for everything necessary as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. It's the Coralville Youth Sports Complex at 2480 Dempster Drive. The Complex provides plenty of parking, the ability to social distance, easy access for fireworks-watchers who wish to be on-site, along with easy visibility for many who want to watch from a distance.

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Here are your options for watching the 4th of July fireworks in Coralville:

  • Watch by car at the Coralville Youth Sports Complex. It will open at 9:00 p.m. Other area lots will also be open. To enter the complex, take the northern-most turn onto Dempster Drive from 12th Avenue. There are two ways onto Dempster Drive from 12th Avenue, as you can see in the map above.
  • Use the paved trail at the Youth Sports Complex and watch on foot or bicycle.
  • Watch online HERE.

Please remember to social distance at the event. The city says there will be no tailgating, grills, lawn chairs, blankets, or sparklers will be allowed on-site. The soccer and ball fields of the Youth Sports Complex will be closed. There will be no concessions or restrooms available. The display will begin at 9:45 p.m. on the 4th of July.

Please remember that even though the sale of fireworks is allowed in Coralville, consumer use of fireworks in the city is prohibited. Snaps, snakes, and sparklers are legal, even though they will not be allowed at the Coralville Youth Sports Park for the 4th of July fireworks display.

You can find more information on the 4thFest fireworks in Coralville here.

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