River of Fire Festivities – Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business

The River of Fire festivities kick off at 2 p.m. on July 4.

River of Fire presented by Gesa Credit Union is back and has a new festival feel with so many
amazing additions.

Plus, the fireworks are back on the Columbia River and will be fired from a barge, producing one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the state! This year’s event is a collaborative effort between the City of Kennewick and VenuWorks who operate the Three Rivers campus.

PERSONAL FIREWORKS ARE STILL PROHIBITED WITHIN KENNEWICK CITY LIMITS FOR 2022. THE COMMUNITY
IS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS SAFE, FREE AND INCREDIBLE PROFESSIONAL POSTING ABOVE THE RIVER!

Event Details: Enjoy free admission and parking. The Kids Zone and Food Truck Alley open at 2 p.m. Beer
Opening of the garden at 4 p.m. Live entertainment with Fastlane and Stompin’ Ground from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The fireworks will begin at 10:00 p.m. and will last approximately 20 minutes.

“We are extremely excited for this year’s event. With so many new additions to the event and fireworks
coming back on the river, your family is about to spend a whole day having fun while celebrating the independence of our country.
We are having a great party and hope you will join us. Brandon Lange, Director of Recreation.

Street Closures and Parking: In preparation for the event, a portion of the Columbia Park Trail between the
The Veterans Memorial Roundabout and East Boat Launch will close from 6 a.m. to midnight on July 4.

There will be no direct vehicle access during this time. There will be no access to the west end of Highway 240 or
Fruitland or Hartford Street entrances.

To access the Columbia Park Golf Tri-Plex and Bite at the Landing, guests are encouraged to use the Edison
Street or Columbia Center Boulevard entrances.

ADA parking is available in the Fishing Pond parking lot. Guests requiring ADA parking must enter the park
via Fruitland or Hartford Street entrances.

The event parking lot will be located within the 20 acres and the grassed area just west of the 20 acres. Staff will be on site
direct traffic and parking throughout the day.

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