By Thomas Hawk from San Francisco, USA, via Wikimedia Commons
HARTFORD — An elevated evening of fireworks viewing will be offered Sunday, July 3, at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower with Alton’s annual display highlighted.
Guests can view fireworks from their choice of the two upper levels of the tower at heights of 100 feet and 150 feet. Gates open at 8:30 p.m. and the display will last until 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 for the top level 150 feet above the ground and $15 for the middle level 100 feet above the ground. Seating is limited so make sure to grab your ticket while you can.
“Viewing the local fireworks displays from the top level of the tower is such an amazing experience,” village of Hartford Project Manager Deanna Barnes said. “One doesn’t have to worry about any trees or buildings blocking parts of the display when you are so high above the ground. The fireworks are viewed from a distance so they aren’t quite as loud, making the experience more enjoyable for guests and especially smaller children who may not be comfortable with loud noises.”
Fireworks displays in surrounding communities may also be visible throughout the evening, although all displays will be seen at a distance.
Bringing your own chairs and treats is encouraged, but alcohol is prohibited.
To buy tickets, call the Confluence Tower at (618) 251-9101 or stop by the Tower at 435 Confluence Tower Drive in Hartford.
Summer events are sponsored by Liberty Bank.
The tower is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Guided daily tours are available throughout the day at the tower. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for adults 62 and older, active military and veterans; $2 for children 12 and younger 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.