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Green Bay area communities hold postponed fireworks displays Tuesday night

Sturgeon Bay canceled its fireworks show, but is saving them for its Maritime Week festival next month
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Posted at 7:17 AM, Jul 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-06 08:17:27-04

GREEN BAY AREA (NBC 26) — Despite wet weather, many Green Bay area communities held their fireworks displays on July 4.

But some places postponed or canceled them altogether.

Fond du Lac postponed its fireworks to Tuesday night. But even though its a day late, people were still excited to see the fireworks.

"I'd come here two nights if I had to," Mike Luedtke said.

"Here we are after work, so it's OK," Ally Alderden said.

Crews got to work testing the fireworks and the band entertained the crowd ensuring people the fireworks are a go.

"It's going to be just as good today as it would've been yesterday," Luedtke said.

Holiday storms also postponed the fireworks at the lakefront in Sheboygan to Tuesday night.

Mayor Ryan Sorenson says July 5 was the only plan B.

"Our vendors that we work with have limited availability," Sorenson said. "So this is the best day that we could do to work it out."

But other cities, including Sturgeon Bay, canceled it's fireworks altogether.

Destination Sturgeon Bay made the decision to call them off, but executive director Cameryn Ehlers-Kwaterski says the fireworks are going to be used for Sturgeon Bay's Maritime Week festival next month.

"Unfortauntely, we had a band scheduled last night, and we also had food vendors that were scheduled," Ehlers-Kwaterski said.

But that's only part of the reason.

Ehlers-Kwaterski also says if the fireworks show took place on the 4th of July, there wasn't enough funding for Maritime Week's own fireworks display.

"So, we really thought this would be the perfect fit, because unfortunately weather causes to cancel it this year that we could utilize the fireworks in a different way," Ehlers-Kwaterski said.

Whether it's a day late or a month late, fireworks are still going to light up the skies in your neighborhood.

Maritime Week in Sturgeon Bay is set to start on Aug. 6.