The City of Charleston kicks off its long Independence Day weekend celebration tonight, even if the weather doesn't cooperate.
Tonight's free performance of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra has been moved indoors because of inclement weather, but the fireworks show still may go on as planned.
Rod Blackstone, assistant to Charleston Mayor Danny Jones, said the performance would be moved to the Municipal Auditorium and is set to begin at 8 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.
Blackstone said the city would do "everything possible" to have the fireworks show by Pyrotechnico at 9:45 p.m., weather permitting.
Kanawha Boulevard remains open and vendors are set up along the road.
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Tonight's celebration will be followed up by post-game fireworks at Appalachian Power Park Thursday and Friday.
"Charleston will be one of the few cities in the country with three fireworks displays on three straight nights in conjunction with the Independence Day weekend," Blackstone said earlier this week.
Fireworks company Pyrotechnico will produce all three shows.
The primary fireworks launch site today will be from MacCorkle Avenue east of the South Side Bridge, just as it has been for the City's Independence Day celebrations in the past.
A second launch site, right across the Kanawha River from Haddad Park, means that the best vantage point for the full fireworks effect will be from the riverfront park and Kanawha Boulevard downtown.