SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Lasers will light up the air in Salt Lake City this July as a replacement for the city's annual firework shows.
City officials cited "increasing summer air quality concerns and fire danger" as to why the replacement will be made.
They said the laser shows will be free to the public and take place on July 2 and July 23 to celebrate Independence Day and Pioneer Day.
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“Salt Lake City is excited to offer residents these celebratory events that won’t compromise our air quality,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall. “We’re asking residents to avoid lighting personal fireworks as much as possible due to current fire danger and worsening summer air quality and the City is following suit. We know summer holiday shows are an important tradition for local families and think residents will be as wowed as ever by the laser lights.”
Officials said the shows will begin after the sun goes down at approximately 10:30 p.m. They reminded residents and visitors that the use of personal fireworks is prohibited in many parts of Salt Lake City due to fire danger. For more information about safety and restricted areas, visit their fireworks web page.
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For Independence Day, the festivities will take place at Jordan Park at 1060 South 900 West.
Pioneer Day's laser show will be at Liberty Park at 600 East 900 South.
For more information about the Laser Light Nights, visit Salt Lake City's event page here.