The event kicks off at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Plainfield Central High School, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive.
The free family event offers concessions, courtesy of the Plainfield Central Athletic Boosters, an inflatable obstacle course, “Chalk It Up” sidewalk art, bean bag toss, games and touch-a-track opportunities featuring police, fire, military aand village vehicles, plus representation by Operation Support Our Troops. Plainfield Park District dance classes will perform at 5 p.m.
Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets and coolers, although alcohol is not allowed.
Park district Community Relations Director Marianne Ryan said the fireworks, cancelled due to recent near-drought conditions, will be rescheduled for later in the year.
“We’ve been working on it,” she said, saying park district Executive Director Greg Bott has been reaching out to other organizations for a possible partnership that could mean a fireworks display at a local festival this summer or fall.
“We definitely want to get them rescheduled,” Ryan said, noting that this weekend’s rain was too little, too late to improve dry conditions.
“We will look to reschedule with it’s a little bit safer and not so dry,” she said.
Plainfield residents can still check out fireworks on the 4th of July in Joliet, where they begin at 9:15 p.m. at Joliet Memorial Stadium, or Bolingbrook, where they kick off at Bolingbrook Golf Club at 9:15 p.m.
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