Parking structure to open for Independence Day fireworks viewing

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UK will open Parking Structure No. 5 on Thursday for those with UK parking permits to watch Independence Day fireworks displays on July 4.

The parking structure is adjacent to Kennedy’s Book Store on South Limestone.

Gates to the parking lot will open at 8 p.m. Thursday with all lights on the top deck turned off during the display.

A UK press release says that visitors are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chars, food and drink.

Alcoholic beverages, grills, open fires and fireworks (including sparklers) will not be permitted.

Animals are also not permitted except for service animals.

UK police officers will be present to ensure the safety of all attendees and to ensure guidelines are followed.