The annual Lindquist Family Symphony Pops Concert and Fireworks will light up the skies above Weber State University on July 16 from 9–11 p.m.
Now in its 44th year, the free community celebration was initiated by John A. and Telitha E. Lindquist in 1978. Today, John E. Lindquist, president of Lindquist Mortuaries and Cemeteries in Ogden, proudly continues the tradition.
“The Lindquist Family Symphony Pops Concert and Fireworks has become a hallmark of summer in northern Utah,” said WSU President Brad Mortensen. “Every year, we are grateful to the Lindquist family for sponsoring this beloved event that brings our community together on WSU’s beautiful Ogden campus.”
The New American Philharmonic will provide a 60-minute concert beginning at 9 p.m. at the Ada Lindquist Plaza at the heart of campus. The performance will include Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with a battery of 16 cannons provided by the Cannoneers of the Wasatch.
Around 10 p.m., thousands of attendees will enjoy one of the largest fireworks displays in Utah, set to the music of the live symphony.
Several local food trucks will also be on hand to sell refreshments.
On-campus parking and seating is available, but limited. Parking lots A1 and A10 will be closed beginning July 15 at 9 a.m. Guests traveling in motorhomes or larger vehicles are encouraged to park on the east side of campus near Stewart Stadium. Additional parking is also available at the Dee Events Center.
The roundabouts off Harrison Boulevard and Dixon Drive will be closed to traffic, but vehicles can still access campus from Skyline Drive and Taylor Avenue. The interior part of campus will be closed to vehicles.
To minimize damage to campus grounds, attendees may not leave blankets, chairs or save spaces before 6 p.m. on July 15. Items placed on the lawn prior to that time will be removed.
Tarps, stakes and tent pegs are not allowed due to safety concerns and will be removed. No personal fireworks or pets are permitted, with the exception of service animals. Spectators are asked to clean up their area and drive with courtesy and caution following the event.