FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale and Southern Illinois University Carbondale are thrilled to announce the return of the annual fireworks display on the SIU campus! The event will be held on Monday, July 4, at 9:15 p.m.
For the best viewing, spectators should park and watch the display from the Banterra Center parking lots 18 and 56. Overflow parking will be directed to lot 89, north of the Banterra Center.
To view the SIU parking map, visit https://parking.siu.edu/_common/files/fy22-rules-and-regs-map.pdf
At 6 p.m., campus road closures will begin, and parking lots 37 and 52 will close. All cars must be removed by 6 p.m. Douglas Drive, from Evergreen to Lincoln, and Saluki Drive, from Douglas to Arena Drive, will be closed. The roads will reopen following the fireworks display.
Parking along Route 51 or other roadways to view the fireworks is prohibited.
Visitors are encouraged to arrive early. The main parking lots are typically full and closed by 9 p.m.
In the event of rain, the fireworks display will occur on Tuesday, July 5, at 9:15 p.m.
For more information, contact the City of Carbondale's Public Relations Officer Roni LeForge at 618-559-1939.
“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”