All Systems Go for December 12th, 2021 Rain or Shine!
We will be prepared to go Rain or Shine!
“We are bringing extra tarps in case we need to cover up, and we will be ready at show time.”
Frances Marquez ~ Fireworks America
As most locals probably remember, the 2015 Holiday Fireworks experienced drizzle most of the afternoon which turned into high winds and a series of rain squalls sweeping across the venue and crowd, an especially heavy one about 6:40 or so. So, as rain and winds continued to increase, I had the choice to launch the show at once or risk not being able to launch at all.
MB Fire Department makes this determination from end of the pier on a minute to minute basis.
With so many thousands sitting in the rain for hours, I decided we could not risk no show at all and decided to launch at 6:50. The show was the best ever in believe, our fireworks company is to be commended for their stellar performance under such hostile conditions. We regret those who planned on 7:00 and did not get to see the whole show. Not my choice, but I believe unavoidable under the circumstances.
We have successfully launched on time for almost 30 years only missing the published time by minutes in three or so instances in each case the delay caused by weather. We may face the same issue this or any other year. Wind and fog are the major elements of concern, rain less so unless a deluge right at launch time.
We appreciate the community understanding that Mother Nature plays a huge role!
Happy Holidays, hope all enjoy the event and show.
Pete Moffett – Founder and Producer