A great deal of preparation has gone into getting ready for Sylvania’s Star Spangled Celebration.
On Tuesday, from 7 p.m. to midnight, Centennial Terrace will host the event, which will provide live music by Randy & the Reef Sharks, dancing, activities for children, food and beverage options and the main event, a fireworks display by Pyrotecnico. Fireworks should start around 10 p.m.
Permits and required certifications had to be provided to the Sylvania Township Fire Department for the fireworks display. The show is produced by Pyrotecnico, a Pennsylvania company which has handled the show for many years.
A few of the traffic routes in the area have been changed to accommodate more cars to leave the site. Centennial Road will become a one-way street southbound and any traffic that is coming from north will be detoured, beginning at the start of the show.
Deputy Chief Ray Carroll of the Sylvania Township Police Department said “the traffic problem is at the end.” The township police will have 13 to 15 officers available to help conduct the flow of traffic.
Township police, as well as fire department, will be available during and after the show, for both crowd control and medical attention.
Fire Chief Michael Froelich said in a statement, “Crowds have been well behaved and there have been few problems over the years.”
The display has been delayed in previous years, however, because of people using a bike trail north of the show launch site. Fences have been installed in those areas, to help start the show on time and keep residents out of an area where they could be potentially harmed. A small fire started west of the launch site last year and a fire truck was used to help extinguish the fire.
The event is co-sponsored by the City of Sylvania, Sylvania Township, Coca-Cola, Stapleton Insurance Group, Waterford Bank and the Sylvania Recreation District. Centennial Terrace is at 5773 Centennial Rd. Residents are asked not to bring any carry-in food or beverages.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and under. The price for parking $5 per vehicle. Visit www.playsylvania.com or call 419-882-1500 for more information.
Fireworks can also be viewed from Pacesetter Park, 8801 Sylvania-Metamora Rd., for $5 per vehicle. Families are permitted to bring blankets and lawn chairs to the park.