Fireworks over the Confluence tickets allow visitors to view firework displays from the top two levels of the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. July 3-5.
HARTFORD – Take your pick of extraordinary views of area fireworks at the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower in Hartford this July.
Tickets for three days of Fireworks over the Confluence, honoring the 238th birthday of the United States, go on sale June 1.
Tickets allow visitors to view firework displays from the top two tower levels from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. July 3-5. The Alton and St. Louis fireworks can be viewed from the tower on Thursday, July 3. The Granite City, St. Charles, Godfrey and St. Louis fireworks can be viewed on Friday, July 4. The St. Louis, Grafton and Edwardsville fireworks can be viewed on Saturday, July 5. Only 18 tickets will be available per level and prices will vary based on the preferred viewing spot: top level, 150 feet, is $20 per ticket, and the middle level, 100 feet, is $15 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased only at the tower’s visitor center during normal business hours.
Popcorn will be provided. No alcohol or tables will be allowed. Visitors can bring chairs, snacks and coolers to enjoy the fireworks.
“The Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower is my favorite place to watch the fireworks,” said Charles Hendricks, longtime Tower volunteer. “It is away from all of the crowds, and you get a great view all of the neighboring fireworks.”
Normal tower business hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Guided daily tours are every half hour and the last tour is at 4:30 p.m. Tower admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children 12 and under, and children 2 and younger are free. Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676.
The tower is searching for volunteers during the summer and fall. For information about volunteering, Fireworks over the Confluence or other planned tower events, call (618) 251-9101 or visit www.ConfluenceTower.com.