The city of Columbus is getting ready for the largest fireworks display in Ohio with the annual Red, White & Boom event.
Officials have issued information about set up for this year's extravaganza.
- Public will be allowed to start set-up at 5 p.m. July 2. If anything is placed before that time, those items will be collected and taken to Bicentennial Park.
- While you can claim a spot July 2, officials have asked to not set up canopies, tarps or blankets until July 3.
- When marking your area, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is asking that you use items that don't present danger to others like stakes or posts.
- The parks department is also asking that no one use spray paint on grass to claim or mark any spots as the paint can kill the grass.
- This year, space will be limited due to riverfront construction, so the city asks patrons to be considerate of others with the amount of space you take up.
- The parks department will close Scioto Mile Fountain starting at 6 p.m. July 2 until July 4 at 10 a.m. They will also close Genoa Park for set up starting June 29 through July 4. Bicentennial Park restrooms will also be closed during Red, White & Boom.
- Outside of park setups, the city will be placing several parking restrictions on downtown streets before and after the festivities to ease traffic.
- For parking restrictions and street closings, you can visit Paving The Way or contact (614) 645-3111.
Additional information and questions about Red, White & Boom can be found on their website.