Tonight’s scheduled Fireworks on the Lakefront event has been postponed to
Friday, July 5, the Duneland Chamber of Commerce said just before deadline
High waves forecast for this evening prompted the postponement.
“All festivities will continue as planned” on Friday, including fresh-food
merchants and live music starting at 6 p.m., with bus transfers from Yost
Middle School and Chesterton Middle School to Porter Beach between 5 and
7:30 p.m. The fireworks are set to commence at 9:15 p.m.
“Our fireworks for this event are set off from a barge that sits 300 feet
from shore,” Chamber Executive Director Heather Ennis said. “If there are
swells over four feet high at that location, there is a real risk of the
barge capsizing. While we regret having to postpone the event, the safety of
those on the barge must come first. Tonight, there’s a strong prediction of
four-to seven-foot swells, so we had to make the call to postpone until our
rain-date, which is this Friday, July 5.”
For further questions about the Fireworks on the Lakefront event, please
call the Chamber office at (219) 926-5513.