Traverse City Boom Boom Club Prepares For Fourth of July Fireworks

Another breathtaking sight in the skies.

The Traverse City Boom Boom Club is getting ready to put on their Fourth of July fireworks celebration.

9&10’s Caroline Powers was live at the National Cherry Festival to learn more.

Fireworks are a Fourth of July tradition across the country.

In Traverse City, the TC Boom Boom Club is making sure they put on a show for the community each and every year.

“Our whole mission is to make sure we have fireworks on Independence Day,” says Tim Hinkley, Traverse City Boom Boom Club president.

Monday night thousands of people will be focused on the sky over West Grand Traverse Bay as over 1,400 fireworks go off.

“There’s a lot of boom to the punch, but you have to pay for it. Fortunately, we’ve had such great support. People want to see a great show, and we just hope that it keeps going,” says Tim.

The Fourth of July fireworks display wouldn’t be possible without the TC Boom Boom Club.

“We started in 2011 because we almost lost the funding for the fireworks. We were able to have enough money raised to be able to do a small program,” says Tim. “Our goal was to make sure we never ran into that problem again, number one. And number two, that if we’re able to raise enough money that we can throw a really, really nice first-class fireworks show.”

And that’s exactly what they’ve done for the last five years.

As many watch the show as a Fourth of July tradition, it means even more to others.

“I think it’s more or less representing what we’ve done. It shows the celebration of how happy we are that we’re free, that we can do what we’re doing,” says WWII Veteran Richard Rizzio.

The fireworks begin at 10:30 over West Grand Traverse Bay.

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