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(COLUMBIA, MO) ~ COLUMBIA, MO - The City of Columbia is gearing up for its annual Fire in the Sky event and fireworks show tonight. Despite concerns about potential inclement weather, the Parks and Recreation Department has confirmed that the event will proceed as planned.

According to city officials, staff have been closely monitoring the weather forecast and consulting with local emergency management officials throughout the week. However, they have determined that conditions are suitable for the event to take place.

The festivities will kick off at 6:30 p.m. at Stephens Lake Park with a variety of activities, entertainment, and food trucks for attendees to enjoy. The highlight of the evening will be a spectacular fireworks show set to music simulcast on KBXR 102.3 at approximately 9:15 p.m.

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In light of recent rain, attendees are advised to bring lawn chairs or bag chairs instead of blankets as the ground may be too wet for comfortable seating. To accommodate the large number of expected visitors, the City has partnered with Boone Hospital to provide parking access. Several parking lots at the hospital will be open for public use during the event.

To ease traffic congestion, the Columbia Police Department will be providing traffic assistance throughout the evening. Additionally, Go COMO transit will offer complimentary shuttle service between all six City parking garages and a drop-off point near Stephens Lake Park on East Walnut Street. This service will run continuously from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., allowing event-goers to easily move between parking garages and the celebration area. Real-time shuttle locations can be tracked using the DoubleMap app.

In case of any changes in weather conditions during the day or evening, updates will be posted on the Parks and Recreation hotline at 573-874-7663. With all preparations in place, Columbia residents can look forward to a fun-filled evening at Fire in the Sky tonight!

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