UB to host July 4 fireworks

Published June 19, 2019

Tens of thousands of spectators will flock to the North Campus on July 4 to watch a spectacular fireworks display over Lake LaSalle and celebrate Independence Day.

UB has been collaborating with the Town of Amherst since 1991 to put on the show.

An estimated 40,000 to 50,000 people are expected to watch the fireworks at or near Baird Point and at other spots on the North Campus, based on the turnout of previous years. Thousands more likely will park along Millersport Highway, Sweet Home Road and other nearby roadways, making the Independence Day fireworks the largest event that occurs at UB each year.

The Erie County Wind Ensemble will perform at Baird Point from 8:45-10 p.m., with the fireworks immediately following the concert.

The rain date for the concert is July 11 at Bassett Park, 359 Klein Road.

For more information, call the Town of Amherst’s Youth & Recreation Department at 631-7132.