The Big Horn Fireworks Show is geared up to go off tonight after sunset. The Ucross show has been canceled due to dry conditions, so this will be the only show for miles around Sheridan. Event sponsor, Bruce Burns, said he has measures in place that enable him to safely detonate fireworks, even though there's a ban on private citizens doing the same.
Burns said he will have music and food booths up and running well before the show, and he encourages citizens to come early and enjoy Independence Day festivities. Upon entrance to the polo fields, patrons will be asked to donate $10 to the Big Horn Lions Scholarship Fund. However, patrons who elect not to pay the fee will still be allowed into the show.
This year's fireworks show will open with a recording of Burns reading the Declaration of Independence. The event will be synchronized to music playing on 94.9 FM.