TWENTY AND GOING STRONG
KABOOM! the Fairplex Fourth of July fireworks spectacular celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and the spark’s still there. This one-of-a-kind fireworks extravaganza is scheduled for Tuesday, July 4. /b.js><
The event began in 1986 as an all-day affair culminating with choreographed patriotic fireworks in the evening. Non-profit organizations participated by manning a booth, and food and games were available for the families in attendance, all taking place in the Fairplex Park infield.
In 2002, the celebration underwent a metamorphosis and came alive when the sun went down. Daredevils hit the ramp on screaming motorcycles and performed amazing stunts and aerial acrobatics. The roar of monster trucks could be heard before the likes of the four-wheeled behemoths Dragon Slayer, Monster Patrol, Bear Foot, Obsession and Big Dummy V emerged in the shadows of the dust, playing to the cheers of the crowd. The audience voiced its approval with the new format, as each subsequent year has been a sell-out.
Pyro-Spectaculars, the leading fireworks company in the nation, has been onboard from the onset and always delivers an impressive, colorful display that features ground, mid level and aerial explosives that provide the perfect conclusion to an eclectic fun-filled family evening.
Look for KABOOM! to bring its explosive and dramatic gala to ring in the Fourth as only KABOOM! does. Tickets will be available beginning on Monday, May 15, through the Fairplex credentials office and online at ticketmaster.com. Visit the Web site at www.fairplex.com for more information.