HUDSON, OH (July 2, 2023) – Due to anticipated storms, bad weather and safety reasons, this evening's Hudson Independence Day Fireworks event has been canceled. While we know this is a disappointment for those wanting to attend the event, the safety of the public and those working the show is our primary concern.
Why did the City cancel the fireworks event?
Our City officials closely monitor the weather leading up to, and throughout the day of the event. A cancellation only results when there is a safety concern based on unfavorable conditions, such as lightning storms, excessive wind and rain. It was determined that conditions were not favorable to hold the event tonight.
Is there a scheduled rain date for the fireworks?
Due to challenges with internal staffing and external resource availability, a rain date was not possible for this event. The City and Hudson Community Foundation will work to schedule fireworks sometime later this year in the City of Hudson.
Why is the event not held on July 4th?
Traditionally, the City’s Independence Day Fireworks have been held the weekend prior to or after the 4th of July. Coordination of an event of this magnitude requires much advanced planning. The date is largely determined by the availability and scheduling of public safety personnel, the fireworks company’s availability, City staff availability, and support of the Hudson Community Foundation Board, as the show sponsor. The City of Hudson works closely with the Summit Metro Parks, Peterman Buses, outside public safety agencies, local food truck vendors, and the businesses on Terex Road and Hudson Industrial Parkway to ensure a successful event.