Why the 3rd of July instead of the 4th of July?

The Town of Erie began celebrating Independence Day on July 3 more than 20 years ago. The festivities have varied, and changed over time. From parades to concerts, speeches, and baseball games to pie eating and pageants. But one thing will never change; a celebration among friends under an illuminated sky.

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1. What time will the fireworks show start and how long will it last?
2. Why this location?
3. Why the 3rd of July instead of the 4th of July?
4. Will there be any additional activities on site for July 3rd?
5. Are you still doing Porch Party Kits?
6. Will there be music?
7. Will there be any food or vending options available?
8. Do the pyrotechnics make a similar ‘boom’ sound?
9. How close can we sit to the show?
10. Are there any alternate viewing locations?
11. Will there be on-site parking?
12. Will handicap parking be available?
13. Is this a bike-friendly event?
14. Restrooms Provided?
15. Will any amenities be open during the time of the event?
16. Zero Waste Event?
17. What is prohibited?
18. Can we bring our own liquor?
19. Are shade tents/shade structures allowed?
20. Are dogs allowed?