This article is from the archives of the UB Reporter.

UB to host annual fireworks display

Published: June 28, 2012

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 and 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 entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. with a performance by the Billy McEwen Band. The Erie County Wind Ensemble will perform at 8:45 p.m. until the fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

The rain date is July 5.