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Fireworks light up Lansing on Independence Day Eve

LANSING, Ill. (July 3, 2023) – Perfect temperatures greeted fireworks fans as they arrived at Lan-Oak Park Monday night. After hundreds had gathered both in and around the park, the Lan-Oak Park District’s firework display split the night sky with vibrant and sonic shapes and colors.

Fireworks at Lan-Oak Park – photos

Crowds gathered both outside and inside Lan-Oak Park Monday night ahead of the Lan-Oak Park District’s fireworks display. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
This park-adjacent driveway was standing room only. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Fireworks were launched from this stage on the north end of the park. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Three security checkpoints were set up to enter the park. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
These girls were ready for the show. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Volleyball proved a popular pre-show pastime. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Keocco, of Amaka’s Mixes, sold fruit smoothies in the park, which she blended and then served in hollowed-out pineapples. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
These enthusiastic fireworks-goers broke out the moves as they waited for the show to start. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Fireworks lit up the Lansing sky Monday night as the show started at 9:30 p.m.
This tall, multicolored firework was a crowd favorite.
This cluster of fireworks gave a flower effect. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
The display lasted about a half hour. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
As the fireworks faded, an orange moon began to rise in the eastern sky. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.


    • When did the 4th become the 3rd in Lansing? Of all the 20 years I’ve been a resident, this is new for the town to host the show on the 3rd.
      I think the village wanted to avoid large crowds like in 2022. I am glad some people knew about it and was able to enjoy the festivities and promote their services. Hopefully I can make it next year!

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