Saline celebrates its sesquicentennial anniversary this weekend with a free fireworks show Saturday evening.
Here’s what you need to know:
The gates open at 6 p.m. and fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m.
The fireworks will be shot from between the football field and baseball diamond behind Liberty School and Saline Middle School.
The area around the blast site will be fenced off and people will not be watch within the fenced off location. Originally, organizers hoped people might be able to watch from the bleachers, but some of the bigger fireworks forced the widening of the perimeter.
People can watch from grassy areas on the Saline Area Schools campus. People can bring chairs, blankets, snacks and games and enjoy the fall weather. People can tailgate in the parking lot. People are reminded that drugs, alcohol, tobacco and weapons are not permitted on school property.
There will be portable toilets around the school campus.
There is free parking at Heritage and Woodland Meadows elementary schools and at Saline Middle School. Enter Heritage and Woodland Meadows from Woodland Drive and Saline Middle School from Maple Road. Handicap parking is available at Liberty School (enter from North Ann Arbor Street).
Thibault Lane will be closed to through traffic.
People are encouraged to join the fun on campus, but the fireworks are big enough and will be shot high enough that people can view the show from nearby subdivisions.
The show will last 30 minutes.