Lindquist music, fireworks show returning to Weber State
OGDEN — Get ready for music, cannon blasts, fireworks and car congestion.
The annual Lindquist Family Symphony Pops and Fireworks presentation on the campus of Weber State University returns on Sunday, with the show to go from 9-11 p.m.
“We welcome the opportunity to invite our greater community to our beautiful campus for what promises to be another extraordinary celebration,” Weber State President Brad Mortensen said in a statement. The tradition dates to 1978, carried on by John E. Lindquist, president of Lindquist Mortuaries and Cemeteries in Ogden.
The New American Philharmonic will perform a 60-minute concert starting at 9 p.m. on Sunday at the Ada Lindquist Plaza, with spectators spread across the Weber State campus. One of the pieces will be the “1812” Overture by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, which features several cannon blasts, to be provided by the Cannoneers of the Wasatch.
The fireworks show follows the music at around 10 p.m., though the pyrotechnics may be canceled given the ongoing drought if wind and weather conditions “pose threats,” Weber State said in a statement.
The roundabouts off Harrison Boulevard and Dixon Drive will be closed to traffic, as is the norm. Access to campus will be through Edvalson Street and Birch and Taylor avenues.
Given the big crowds the event draws, meanwhile, the Ogden Police Department reminds motorists in the area to be mindful of the auto congestion and pedestrians. “Once the event is over, please exercise caution while driving through the area, as there will be large groups of pedestrians crossing roads and sidewalks,” the police department said in a Facebook post.