CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale and Southern Illinois University Carbondale announced Wednesday the return of the annual fireworks display on the SIU campus.
The event will be July 4 at 9:15 p.m. For the best viewing, officials said 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, click here.
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.
In the event of rain, the fireworks display will occur July 5, at 9:15 p.m.