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Parking Tricky for Fourth Fireworks

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The Perry 200 fireworks with four sites around the county may prove convenient for those hoping for some independence from the annual traffic jam.

This year four sites, in Girard, Waterford, North East and Erie will all start fireworks at 9:45 Thursday night.

In the past "Boom over the Bay" fireworks in Presque Isle Bay caused traffic jams on Presque Isle, the Bayfront Highway and the bluff neighborhoods overlooking the water.

It's hoped the variety of sites may ease that a little, but organizers say it's still a good idea to arrive early and be patient when leaving.

The four specific Perry 200 sites are: Girard High School, Waterford Gazebo, Mercyhurst North East and Liberty Park.

A separate community celebration is also planned for Lawrence Park, complete with fireworks at Iroquois High School.

All shows begin at dusk, approximately 9:45. Shuttles will run in the City. The westside run starts at the Park and Ride at 12th and Lincoln and will go down the Bayfront. The eastside route starts at 14th and State and goes down State to make stops at the Intermodal Center and Convention Center parking lots. Parking is also available at Liberty Park but is expected to go quickly.

Downtown parking ramps will be free Thursday night with the exceptions of the UPMC Hamot garage and the Bayfront Sheraton garage.

You can find a complete schedule of events by clicking here.

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