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Posted on: June 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] BG Boom Festival and Fireworks

BG Boom 2023

BG BOOM Festival and Fireworks Schedule of Events Released

The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce announced the full schedule of events for the upcoming BG BOOM Festival and Fireworks scheduled Monday, July 3rd. The event is presented by the City of Bowling Green and the Chamber with the support of Patriotic Sponsors: Visit BG Ohio, Bate Recycling, Ohio Logistics, State Bank, Belleville Brothers Meats, Wal-Mart as well as the collaboration of the Wood County Agriculture Society and the Northwest Ohio Tractor Pullers Association.

Join in the fun of the festival! Stroll the midway at the Wood County Fairgrounds with family, friends and neighbors and enjoy all the activities. Thanks to generous sponsors and donors, there will be multiple inflatables throughout the festival, including a corn maze, soccer darts, multiple obstacle courses, basketball, and more. VFW Post 1148 is providing commemorative BG BOOM buttons that can be picked up at the info booth while supplies last. Additionally, there will be a variety of games, activities, and face painting provided by these wonderful local businesses: Meijer, Wal-Mart, PT Link, Culver’s, Wood County Hospital, and Sylvan Learning.

As dusk falls, the attention will shift to the fireworks show, performed by Rozzi Fireworks. Due to the generous support of the City of Bowling Green, this year’s fireworks display has been extended to an almost 30-minute show that you won’t want to miss.

The Bowling Green Area Community Band, directed by Thom Headley, will return to this year’s event, offering a wonderful selection of patriotic tunes starting at 8 p.m. in The Grove. 

If you get hungry, the Wood County Agricultural Society has planned for nine food trucks to be onsite and open from 4-11 p.m., or until their food supplies run out. The food truck lineup includes Frank’s Fries, Off the Rails, Loaded Cone, Rolling Lemonade, Mr. Melon, Poppin’ George Kettle Corn, Simply Delish, Big Daddy Sausage, Manny’s Munchies and Entsminger Concessions. Don’t’ forget to stop by State Bank’s GIVES Truck for a refreshing root beer float, located next to the Pratt Pavilion. Thanks to the dedicated employees at State Bank, these cold treats will be offered for a donation to the BG BOOM Fireworks and Festival.

The Wood County Agricultural Society is also organizing a trolley shuttle to run from 4-9 p.m. from the North Gate to the Beef Producers Barn. They are also once again hosting the All-American Camping Celebration, with family activities planned all weekend for anyone camping, and campsites under the fireworks. A Military Vehicle display will also be available for viewing for most of the weekend near the front gate of the Fairgrounds.

This year, thanks to the support of the Wood County Hospital, a first aid tent will be situated near the main entrance of the fairgrounds.

At dusk, the stage changes and the fireworks will once again be launched from the Northwest Ohio Tractor Puller Association’s property. It is highly recommended for those planning to watch the fireworks to park in the East and North parking lots of the Fairgrounds off Brim Road. Enter these lots through Gate E, which is off Brim Road and across from Christopher Drive. This parking area will provide an unobstructed view for the fireworks. 

Additional parking will be available in the lot across from the Fairgrounds on Poe Road. This parking area is very convenient for those going to the festival but does have trees that obstruct the view of the fireworks. The North and East parking lots are recommended for the best firework viewing. There will not be volunteers guiding parking in the Poe Road parking lot.

With over 125 years of experience, Rozzi has become one of the top fireworks display companies in the industry. Their commitment to innovation and dedication to their craft has earned them multiple awards for their displays around the world. Currently, Rozzi Fireworks produces and executes over 300 pyrotechnic displays annually from Cincinnati to all corners of the globe.

No unauthorized persons will be allowed in any area that is marked with caution tape around the cement barricades. Organizers appreciate everyone being aware of these areas so that a safe and organized experience can be provided. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office will be present within the fairground parking area to assist in enforcing these precautions.

Please be aware that all outside pyrotechnics (fireworks) including novelty items, such as sparklers, poppers and smoke bombs are banned on Fairground property including all parking areas. 

Golf carts also are not permitted on the grounds for this event, except for those being utilized by the organizers.

A sizable number of volunteers are needed for this event to happen. Please consider donating a few hours of your time to help with set up, information tent, grounds keeping, and parking.

Volunteers are also needed on July 4 for grounds clean-up. BG BOOM Festival and Fireworks can only happen if the community comes together to help. Visit bgchamber.net to sign up today!

A rain date for the fireworks is scheduled for July 5. Festival activities will not be rescheduled to the rain date. Please look for this information on the Bowling Green Chamber’s website and social media (@bg_chamber on Instagram and Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce on Facebook).

The Chamber would like to express gratitude to all of the sponsors and donors who made this event possible.  Thank you for your generous support.

The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce supports an environment for the development and success of business within the Bowling Green area. The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce celebrates, educates, and strengthens its Investors through business improvement events, grants, services, leadership, legislative updates, and group savings programs. They are your community connection via ‘The Morning Show’ radio program WBGU 88.1FM, Wood County Safety Council, annual awards, Holiday Parade and BG BOOM Fireworks Festival. The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 87 years; Established 1936.

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