Columbus fireworks set for Sat., Aug. 31Published 1:17pm Friday, July 19, 2013
The fireworks show cancelled from the Columbus Fourth of July this year will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31 on the Labor Day weekend.
Columbus Town Council met Thursday, July 18 and set the date for the makeup festival.
This year’s July 4 celebration saw heavy rain and the firework show was not possible due to washed out grounds.
Council members said they’d rather have the festival on a Saturday rather than Labor Day Monday, which will be a school night for children.
The festival will be held in downtown Columbus tentatively from 11 a.m. until the firework show is over, likely around 9 p.m.
There was some confusion as to when the firework show was going to be held following a Polk County Commissioner meeting on July 8 when commissioners said they’d like the fireworks to be done on Veteran’s Day, when a parade through Columbus is planned.