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Posted on: August 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Road, Tridge Closures in Effect for Annual River Days Festival

Yellow, blue, and black hot air balloons fly over the wooden Tridge in the middle of the river

Traffic control order for Riverdays Fireworks

August 3, 2023 – To provide a safe launching area for the annual Midland Area River Days Festival fireworks display, St. Charles Street and Towsley Street will be closed from 6 a.m. on Saturday, August 5 to 6 a.m. on Sunday, August 6. The Chippewa Trail between the Tridge and Whitman Drive, including the Chippewa Trail leg of the Tridge and the Chippewa Banks Disc Golf Course, will also be closed during this time.

 Ashman and Wyman Streets will be closed to vehicle traffic at the Farmers Market circle daily from 10 a.m. – midnight through Sunday, August 6 to accommodate the festival.  

For the safety and enjoyment of all spectators, personal fireworks including sparklers, firecrackers, and other items will be prohibited in City parks. Please properly dispose of all trash items and do not leave them behind. As an additional safety measure, please consider leaving pets at home. Midland Police Department will patrol nearby parks during the fireworks show.  

The Midland Area River Days Festival is coordinated by the Midland Area Community Foundation and occurs annually on the first weekend in August. For more information, visit or contact the Midland Area Community Foundation at or 989-839-9661.

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