Bedford’s Fireworks To Be Launched From Wilson Park July 4, Residents Encouraged To Find A Safe Place To View

(BEDFORD) – The July 4th fireworks will be launched from Wilson Park this year.

In order to honor social distancing and to keep the public safe, Wilson Park will be closed to the public. Residents will be encouraged to find a location within a few blocks of the park to sit and watch the aerial firework display. There will be not be a ground firework display.

The fireworks display is expected to take place shortly after dusk.

Wilson Park was named to honor U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
Audio: Bedford Mayor Sam Craig says he is looking forward to fireworks this year

Bedford Mayor Sam Craig says the city and residents look forward to this event every year. With the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic he hopes this spectacle will give residents something to enjoy.

Audio: Bedford Mayor Sam Craig says Wilson Park being closed to the public during the fireworks display

Mayor Craig would like to thank the many businesses and individuals who have donated funds to make this year’s fireworks possible. No tax money will be used to fund the fireworks display.

Many Bedford residents have great memories of the fireworks being held at this location in past years. There will be no food vendors, carnival rides, or other festivities that normally accompany the celebrations in the past due to CDC recommendations.