By Correne Martin
Prairie du Chien will host the annual fireworks celebration on St. Feriole Island on Saturday, July 9. The fireworks show will be longer than ever before and, in general, the event is expected to be even more family-friendly than usual.
Co-sponsored by the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce and the city of Prairie du Chien, organizers will sell burgers, brats, popcorn and refreshments from 5 to 8 p.m. at the north shelter. Live music at the same location will further liven up the island from 6 to 9 p.m.
Bring your own blanket and lawn chair and find the perfect place to view the fireworks and listen to the music on the island. Glow sticks will be sold as well.
At dusk, the fireworks will be shot off from a barge over the Mississippi River.
“With additional sponsorship from the city, we’ve also increased the length of the fireworks this year,” Chamber CEO Bob Moses said.