Updated: 06/30/2014 12:48 PM
Created: 06/30/2014 12:12 PM KSTP.com
By: McKenzie Gernes
Mayor Chris Coleman on Monday announced St. Paul's annual fireworks display will continue, despite the flooding affecting Harriet Island. The fireworks were initially meant to be part of "A Taste of Minnesota," but the show will now be held at the State Capitol Mall on July 4 at 10 p.m.
“Fireworks have long been a part of our Independence Day celebration, and despite the flooding, I am excited that this important tradition will continue,” said Mayor Coleman
The Mayor is encouraging people to bring blankets, and take the light rail or bus to the show. The event is family friendly and free to the public.
Pre-packaged food and beverages are allowed, but no grills alcohol, or personal fireworks. The fireworks will not be visible from the Mississippi River area.
The event area will be closed to vehicle traffic from Rice Street to Cedar Street and from University Avenue to 12th Street West.