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Organizers gear up for largest fireworks display in the Midwest


MADISON (WKOW) -- Organizers held a news conference Wednesday previewing this year's Rhythm & Booms Celebration.

With generous support, Rhythm & Booms will return to Madison on Saturday, July 3. The rain date is Monday, July 5.

Madison Fire spokesperson Lori Wirth reminds Warner Park-goers to stay hydrated, respect the perimeters set up at the grounds and wear eye protection if close to launch site.

Captain Cam McLay from Madison Police says the traffic problems have been dealt with so there is no reason to keep you from attending.

If you are headed to the Madison Mallards game before the fireworks, buy your tickets online and a dollar of the sales will help fund next year's fireworks.

According to their website, Rhythm & Booms is Madison's premier Independence Day Celebration and fireworks display. As the "largest fireworks display in the Midwest," it easily surpasses other fireworks events in Chicago, Minneapolis and Milwaukee because of the length of the show (approximately 35 minutes), the number of shells fired (15,000) during the show, and the size of its annual budget. It is the largest single-day event in Wisconsin.

The fireworks begin at dusk and are choreographed to music, which is broadcast over WOLX-94.9FM.

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