Public Forum to Discuss Proposed 2014 Rhythm & Booms Fireworks Event

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 3:59am

September 26, 5:30 p.m., at the Madison Water Utility, 119 East Olin Avenue

The City of Madison's Committee on the Environment, on behalf of the Mayor Paul Soglin, and the Common Council, invite the public to discuss the proposed move of Rhythm and Booms Fireworks from Warner Park to Lake Monona along John Nolen Drive.

Plans involve setting off fireworks from barges in Lake Monona and having spectators enjoy the show from along John Nolen Drive. Madison Festivals, Inc. is organizing the event which will include food and beverage carts as well as entertainment. Organizers are working with City, County and State agencies in planning the event.

The public forum is set for Thursday, September 26, 5:30 p.m., at the Madison Water Utility building, located at 119 East Olin Avenue.

Madison Festivals, Inc. is working to obtain sponsors and board members will decide at a later date if they are able to run the event without City of Madison funding. The group will continue to work with government agencies to obtain needed permits. Rhythm and Booms will be held June 28, 2014.


  • Katie Crawley(608) 266-4611