By Ryan Lewallen, County 17
Fire bans outlawing fireworks in Campbell County and the surrounding area means residents will need to travel if they want to see any professional fireworks displays this coming Fourth of July.
With the cancellation of the annual fireworks show at Keyhole State Park in Crook County, announced Tuesday by the Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Department, residents will need to drive more than 100 miles in any direction to find a similar display.
For die-hard fireworks enthusiasts, however, there is still some hope as there are several professional fireworks displays scheduled in Natrona County and east across the South Dakota border.
The display in Natrona County will take place as part of the “307 fest” celebration at the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper. The event is free for the first time ever and will feature performances from six bands, food trucks, and other activities. Things kick off July 3 and will carry on until the fireworks show that will start at 8 p.m., according to the event page.
There are no professional fireworks displays in Converse County, but setting off personal fireworks at the Glenrock South Recreation Campus is allowed starting at 7 p.m. July 4, according to Oil City News.
Fireworks displays in South Dakota will start July 2 with a show scheduled for the Black Hills Speedway, a show at Post 22 Baseball in Rapid City and another in Sturgis at the fairgrounds on July 3, and two displays on July 4 one at the Executive Golf Course in Rapid City and the other on Pageant Hill in Custer.