Fireworks canceled at Lake Erie Beach Park

Posted at 3:43 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 23:18:59-04

If you were hoping to catch the fireworks at Lake Erie Beach Park in the Town of Evans on July 3rd you will have to make other plans. Organizers say the fireworks show has been canceled this year "due to unforeseen circumstances".

Michael Slawinski, a member of the Lake Erie Beach Task Force, posted the news on Facebook. "We are sorry for the inconvenience to everyone. Hope to see everyone Lord willing next year", said Slawinski. 

Despire what some think the display is not put on by the Town of Evans.

"It's a private event held by the businesses in the Lake Erie Beach Area," said Town Supervisor Mary Hosler.

Slawinski, who owns Stroh's Tavern fully funds the fireworks with the help from the community. This year, the person who handles from licenses with the government didn't get approved in time so the show can't go on.

"I pay between 8 and 10 thousand dollars a year," he said. "That's with the insurance and everything, the permits...things just didn't happen."

The Town estimates at least 8-10 thousand people flick to Lake Erie Beach Park for the display. Business owners, like Slawinski hope this won't negatively impact businesses on one of the busiest beach weekends of the year.

"I'm sorry this happened and I hope we're back next year," he said.