City of Saginaw, Michigan

This year’s fireworks display, sponsored by Saginaw Area Fireworks, Inc., will begin at 10:15 pm on Sunday, July 4th, 2021 from Ojibway Island. The 40-minute exhibition will be electronically fired, choreographed to music and a simulcast will be aired on WSGW (FM 100.5). The fireworks will also be displayed on WNEM TV-5, Charter Channel 7. The program will begin with six single-shell salutes.

The UMBRA Parking Lot, located on N. Niagara between Throop and Holland, will again be closed to all vehicles to allow for excellent viewing of the Fireworks display to pedestrians.

The Riverwalk which extends across the north end of Ojibway Island, including the pedestrian bridge across the north channel, will be closed to pedestrian and bicycle traffic on Thursday, July 1st.  No pedestrian traffic will be permitted at the north end of the park where fireworks crews will be working. The Riverwalk will re-open Monday, July 5th.

Ojibway Island will be closed on Saturday, July 3rd at 7:00 pm in preparation for the fireworks, and the south end will re-open on Monday, July 5th at 6:00 am.

Holland Ave. Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic at 6:00 am on Sunday, July 4th and will re-open Monday, July 5th at 6:00 am.

Court St. Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic at 6:00 am on Sunday, July 4th and will re-open following the fireworks display.

Ezra Rust Dr. at Washington Ave. and Fordney St. at Rust Ave. (M-46) will be closed to through vehicular traffic on Sunday, July 4th at 6:00 pm and will re-open after the event.

Niagara St. between Adams St. and Madison St. will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday, July 4th at 6:00 pm and will re-open after the event.

Court St. between Michigan Ave. and Hamilton St. will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday, July 4th at 6:00 pm and will re-open after the event.

Hamilton St. between Adams St. and Ames St. will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday, July 4th at 6:00 pm and will re-open after the event.

Hancock St. between Michigan Ave. and Niagara St. will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday, July 4th at 6:00 pm and will re-open after the event.

The Saginaw River will be closed to boating traffic between Holland St. and the turning basin at Ojibway Island on Sunday, July 4th from 8:00 pm until midnight.

Approved Parking is available for fireworks spectators on Sunday, July 4th throughout the central park system. Saginaw Police Officers and members of the Saginaw Police Reserves will be on hand to direct traffic and assist with parking directions. Vehicles are NOT allowed on Ojibway Island on Sunday, July 4th without a valid parking pass.

Rain Delay: In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks display will be rescheduled for Monday, July 5th at 10:15 pm.

Prohibited: Police and Parks Division personnel emphasize NO FIREWORKS (including sparklers) NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, NO DOGS and NO BICYCLES allowed on Ojibway Island, at the UMBRA parking lot, or in any other public facilities. *The Fire Dept. will be on-duty and patrolling during the entire evening, and will confiscate all fireworks.

City offices will be closed Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.

Contributions: Volunteers wearing the Saginaw Area Fireworks t-shirts will be walking through the crowds requesting donations on Sunday, July 4th. Donations may also be sent to Saginaw Area Fireworks, P.O. Box 1923, Saginaw, MI 48605, or by PayPal by accessing its website at saginawareafireworks.com.

Flag Raising: Saginaw Area Fireworks will be raising its 80’ x 50’ flag again this year on Sunday, July 4th at the Andersen / Court Street Bridge at 10:00 a.m. Volunteers who would like to assist should be at the bridge at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers will also be needed at 4:00 p.m. as the flag is lowered at 4:30 p.m.