TWIN FALLS — The night sky will be sparkling again this Fourth of July.
The city of Twin Falls is partnering with Chobani to host the 2017 Independence Day fireworks display at 10 p.m. July 4 at the College of Southern Idaho.
This year’s show is expected to boom, burst and sparkle for about 30 minutes.
This will be the second consecutive year that Chobani has sponsored the event, which attracts thousands of spectators each year. This year, the city of Twin Falls will coordinate the event that was previously managed by the Magic Valley Citizens Fourth of July Committee.
The Police Department will close sections of Falls Avenue, Washington Street North and North College Road that surround the college at 9 p.m. No personal fireworks are allowed on or around the college campus during the fireworks display.
“This is a tradition that we want to continue because it brings our community together,” said Nathan Murray, city of Twin Falls economic director, in a statement.“It also provides a venue where families can safely enjoy a professional fireworks display — rather than purchasing fireworks that can be costly, bothersome for neighbors and their animals, or possibly illegal to use within the city limits.”
City code states aerial fireworks are prohibited within the city limits. However, ‘safe and sane’ fireworks may be discharged within the Twin Falls city limits from 8 a.m. until midnight between June 23 through July 5. Residents may also discharge legal fireworks during the same hours between Dec. 26 through Jan. 1.