VIERA - The skies above Viera are slated to light up once again on Monday, July 4th as fireworks will launch from just east of the USSA Space Coast Complex as part of the “Great American Celebration” which are slated to begin “promptly” at 9 p.m., according to the Viera Community Institute, which is hosting the event.

“The feedback has been positive. Those in the area that are not traveling during the holiday appreciate the opportunity to view such a spectacular display so close to home. For many, it is the perfect way to end a day of celebration with family and friends,” said Laurie Widzgowski, marketing and event coordinator with The Viera Company and a board member and secretary with the Institute in a e-mail to Hometown News through a spokesperson.

The fireworks display “generally” lasts “approximately 20 minutes,” Ms. Widzgowski noted, adding that weather conditions can delay the start of the event.

The Celebration has remained a tradition in Viera, though the structure of it has changed a bit since its inception, Ms. Widzgowski noted.

“The event originally began as an opportunity to gather the community at the stadium with the local hometown team for an afternoon of food, fun and baseball. Since the structure of the complex changed, the developer has continued to bring the fireworks to the community for this annual holiday celebration,” Ms. Widzgowski said.

The event is traditionally well-attended, Ms. Widzgowski noted.

“Attendance is estimated to be approximately 2,000,” Ms. Widzgowski said. “Residents within a 4-mile radius will have a view of the fireworks from their homes, as well.”

The event will also be streamed on the Viera Community Institute Facebook page, the Institute says. Updates will also be posted on the page.

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