Live music, family activities, great food and a dazzling firework display highlight the agenda for the annual Eldridge Park Fireworks sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company (CCTC) and Wegmans. The June 30th event starts at 3:00 p.m. at Eldridge Park in Elmira. There is no cost to attend the event.
“We’re very pleased to be partnering with Wegmans to help draw people to the Park for an old fashioned community picnic,” said Michael J. Wayne, CCTC Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing.
“Eldridge Park is a wonderful Chemung County landmark. This marks our tenth year and each of the previous events have been incredibly successful. With the park enhancements made during the past few years, we expect this year’s festivities to be better than before,” Wayne said.
According to Wayne, The Sgro Brothers will start the concert at 3:30 p.m., followed by Steve Southworth & The Rockabilly Rays at 5:30 p.m., then Anita Lewis & Top Shelf from 7:30 p.m. until the fireworks begin.
Those in attendance are encouraged to bring their own picnic. Although, Hill Top Inn, the White Eagle Club, and the Eldridge Park concession stands will also be open throughout the evening to sell picnic foods and beverages, if people would prefer to purchase their “picnic”.
In addition to the live music, CCTC has contracted with Bobby K Entertainment to bring inflatables and other “hands on” children’s activities to the park, at no charge, for the younger audience at the picnic.
Spectators may also ride the Merry-Go-Round or other park rides, play miniature golf or enjoy a boat ride on the lake. The Eldridge Park Preservation Society charges a nominal fee for these activities. The games in the Park’s new and improved arcade will also be available for a nominal fee.
Because there is limited parking available at the park, a free shuttle service, provided by CTRAN, will be available throughout the evening from the Wegmans’ parking lot on Clemens Center Parkway. On site handicapped parking will be available, on a first come basis, at the lot accessible from the Woodlawn Avenue entrance to the park. Only handicapped parking will be available in that lot.
“Dating back nearly a century, Eldridge Park has helped create boundless amounts of summertime memories for area residents, their families and friends.” Wayne said, “We’re hoping this annual event continues to help reignite some of those traditions, while simultaneously allowing newer residents the opportunity to create new family traditions.”