There will be extra police in uptown Charlotte Wednesday night as people celebrate Independence Day.
The city's fireworks display is held at Memorial Stadium, but thousands of people choose to watch from uptown. The city is expecting around 100,000 people in the uptown area for Fourth of July celebrations.
In January, the City Council adopted an ordinance allowing the city manager to declare certain events, like the Fourth of July celebration, in which a large number of people will gather “extraordinary events.” That basically allows the city to restrict what items can be brought into a designated area.
Police said people will see more uniformed officers in the area.
Crews have already begun setting up for the fireworks show.
The Charlotte area has seen several hot and dry days recently, which can make for dangerous conditions with fireworks. The company putting on the show said they have worked with Charlotte Fire and have several precautions in place.
The fireworks at Memorial Stadium are scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. The show will last about 20 minutes and they will fire off around 4,500 pounds of fireworks.