The Town of Middletown's fireworks show will be put on for the 12th year over Silver Lake Park.

    Looking for fireworks on Friday, July 4? Well, pack a picnic basket and head out to Silver Lake Park for Middletown’s annual Independence Day Fireworks Show.
    Middletown has held a fireworks show on July 4 since 1996.
    Kristen Krenzer, public relations officer for the Town of Middletown, said the show begins as soon as it gets dark enough to see the fireworks – usually around 9 p.m., although residents can enter the park around 5 to 6 p.m.
    “People are allowed to come into the park and have picnics and just wait for the fireworks to start,” Krenzer said.
    To help keep everyone safe, Town of Middletown employees and Middletown Police Department temporary officers will oversee parking at Silver Lake. The temporary officers will also look out for prohibited items at the park such as pets, fires, grills and motorized vehicles, Krenzer said.
    “They’ll just be looking for anything that’ll cause people not to enjoy the fireworks,” she said.
    If getting to the park isn’t possible, Krenzer said residents can park downtown unless an area is otherwise marked. Some residents have reported being able to watch from their home as well.
    The Maryland-based company Fireworks Productions puts on the fireworks show. Krenzer said it usually lasts about 45 minutes.
    “They always try and do grand finales and use the latest fireworks available,” she said.
    Nonprofit vendors will sell food and items such as hotdogs and glowsticks during the fireworks show. Krenzer said vendors can sign up before noon on July 3 by calling Middletown Administrative Assistant Rae Teel at 378-5670.
    “It’s always a fun time for friends and family to get together and enjoy all the treats summer has to offer,” Krenzer said.
    Rain date for the show is Saturday, July 5.