OGDEN, Utah – Thousands of people are expected to attend Weber State University’s annual Lindquist Family Symphony Pops and Fireworks, scheduled for July 14.
Started and sponsored by the Lindquist family of Ogden, the event brings the community together. Now in its 35th year, the celebration, facilitated by WSU, has become a longstanding tradition with Northern Utah families.
A 60-minute concert featuring the New American Philharmonic will begin at 9 p.m. at the Ada Lindquist Plaza. The performance will include Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” complete with a battery of 17 cannons. One of the largest fireworks displays in Utah, accompanied by music from the orchestra, will follow the concert. The community is invited to attend free of charge.
WSU’s radio station, KWCR 88.1 Weber FM, will broadcast the concert live. The university will provide beverage booths, first-aid stations, restroom facilities and recorded music until the concert begins. Beverage booths open at 8 p.m.
On-campus parking will be available, but limited, as will access to campus roadways. The roundabouts off Harrison Boulevard and Dixon Drive will be closed to vehicles. Access to campus will be through Edvalson Street, Skyline Drive, and Birch and Taylor avenues. A limited number of handicapped parking spaces will be reserved in the A-1 lot, which is north of the plaza area. Attendees needing this parking should enter from Birch Avenue and go west on Edvalson Street.
Concert-goers traveling in motor homes or larger vehicles are encouraged to park on the east side of campus near Stewart Stadium. Additional parking will be available at the Dee Events Center.
To minimize damage to the grounds, no blankets, chairs or saving of space will be permitted until after 6 p.m., July 13. Items placed on the lawn prior to that time will be removed. No tarps are allowed, and guests should not use stakes or tent pegs to secure ground coverings. Stakes will be removed due to safety and liability risks. No personal fireworks or pets of any kind will be allowed on campus. Spectators are asked to clean up their area and drive with courtesy and caution following the event.
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