Elizabethton fireworks ban to have effect on New Year's celebrations

The city of Austin is planning a family-friendly New Year's Eve event Dec. 31 at Auditorium Shores

The city of Austin is planning a family-friendly New Year's Eve event Dec. 31 at Auditorium Shores

Attended by an estimated 1.5 million people, the show featured a section with rainbow-colored fireworks and matching waterfall effect in honor of Australian parliament passing marriage equality earlier this month.

"We know big crowds will take advantage of our spectacular harbour again this year and we want them to be able to celebrate safely", he said, in a statement posted on social media.

Every New Years Eve, unbelievable fireworks are put on show around the country.

More than a million people are expected to crowd the banks of Sydney Harbour for the iconic fireworks display. The store reopened on December 26 but Hale expects the largest crowd to come on New Year's Eve.

"We have almost four hours of fun and entertainment", she said.

The party starts at 9 p.m. Sunday with a performance by R&B artist Alexis Joyce at the Inner Harbor Ampitheater.

"Public safety is our top priority and as such the rock walls off Alexandria View and Clarecastle Retreat will be closed due to its proximity to the fireworks launch area", she said.

There are two designated times during the year that you can legally purchase fireworks in the state.

-Have a fire extinguisher or a bucket of water on hand to extinguish any incipient fire.

"Any aerial fireworks, if the grass is really, really dry, we tend to try to discourage those because we do have a lot of fires out in the county because of the fireworks", Faulkner said.

The evening light show and the midnight fireworks display are also still a go, as is the presentation of Nimidiwin at the nearby Canadian Museum of History. "Don't let kids do it", Faulkner said.

-Dispose of fireworks only after you are sure they are completely extinguished. Put them down, then ignite them and walk away.

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