Elkhart City Council to vote on lifting firework ban for Labor Day weekend

We of course always associate fireworks with the Fourth of July, but how about Labor Day? That's how the holiday may be marked in Elkhart. The City Council will meet Wednesday night to officially approve the use.

A vote would allow a temporary change in the city ordinance that normally prohibits fireworks except on certain days of the year.

If it's approved, fireworks will be allowed beginning at 5 p.m. Friday and continuing through Monday, two hours after sunset. The ordinance is expected to pass.

The city's Fourth of July fireworks display was also moved to this weekend.

According to our partners at the Elkhart Truth, there will be a picnic at 1 p.m. on Monday at Island Park with free hot dogs and live music from David James.

There will be a parade at 4 p.m. in Downtown Elkhart. "Catman and the All Niters" play at 6 p.m. at Island Park, and the fireworks will end the celebrations, starting at dusk. This year's theme is "A Celebration of Working Families."

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