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July 4 fireworks return in Mathews

July 4 fireworks are back in Mathews!

“These past two years have been difficult for all, but with your support, we are excited to bring back our 23rd annual Independence Day fireworks show at Mathews High School,” Mathews Fireworks Committee chairman Jeremy Elliott wrote in a solicitation letter mailed to residents earlier this month.

The last year the show was held was 2019. For the past two years, the Mathews fireworks display—one of the most popular in the region—had been put on hold due to the ongoing pandemic.

The Mathews show at MHS will be held on Monday, July 4, with a rain date of July 5. The fireworks display will start at approximately 9 p.m.

Additional parking will be available at Thomas Hunter Middle School with a shuttle bus running from 6-8:15 p.m., then resuming after the show concludes.

A DJ will play music leading up to the event, with the display itself coordinated with musical selections. Hot dogs, ice cream, drinks and other items will be available ...

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