Fireworks are coming

Jessica Van Beek
Eureka will be hosting its annual Independence Day festivities on July 3 at Eureka Lake Park.

Eureka will be hosting its annual Independence Day festivities on July 3 at Eureka Lake Park.

City Clerk J.J. Davis said Eureka has been putting on its fireworks show for numerous years and estimates a turnout between 1,000 to 2,000 people. She said the event attracts a crowd from Eureka as well as other areas including Bloomington, Peoria, and the Roanoke area.

Davis said the fireworks cost $10,000 to $11,000 and the inflatables are close to $4,000. She added the Lions Club puts on the rest of the event. Davis said the best part of the celebration is everybody coming together.

The celebration will begin with a breakfast at 6 a.m. Davis said the parade will begin at 10 a.m. and will travel down Main Street.

There will be a fishing derby at noon, tug-o-war at 2 p.m. with cash prizes, and an inflatable fun park from 1 to 7 p.m. Wristbands for the inflatables will be $5. There will also be live stage entertainment and the fireworks show will begin at dusk.