Quiet fireworks display to be held in Jamestown

The community can enjoy a quiet fireworks display at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown. (Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management)

JAMESTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — Those with hearing sensitivities can enjoy a quiet fireworks display this Fourth of July.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced people can set up blankets and chairs at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown to watch the Newport fireworks from a distance.

The city’s annual display is held across Narragansett Bay on July 4.

This year, it will be held on its rain date, July 5. The show is set to start at about 9 p.m.

The crackling can be heard from miles away depending on weather conditions, but from Beavertail, people can see the sparks at a much lower volume.

Officials said children must always be supervised and dogs are allowed if kept on a leash no longer than six feet. The show will be wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Families are advised to bring flashlights, as the bathroom facilities will not have any lighting.

The Beavertail Aquarium will be open late for people who want to come early.


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