The sounds and sights of fireworks will be on display on an amateur basis beginning Monday and professionally on Wednesday, July 3.

There are six vendors in Jamestown licensed to sell fireworks, according to the city auditor's office. The times fireworks can be detonated is regulated.

"Fireworks can be sold and detonated from July 1 through July 5," said Maj. Justin Blinsky, Jamestown assistant chief of police. "People can detonate fireworks from noon to 11 p.m. each day."

The exception to the schedule is on the night of July 4 when fireworks are allowed to continue until 1 a.m. on July 5 before shutting down. Fireworks detonation is allowed to resume again at noon on July 5 until 11 p.m., Blinsky said.

The professional fireworks display is scheduled for about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Jamestown Speedway, according to Allison Baldwin, co-owner of the speedway.

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"It got moved to July 3rd this year," she said, referring to the races associated with the 4th of July and the fireworks. "We're getting a lot of positive feedback so maybe we'll keep it on the 3rd."

Having the races and fireworks on the 3rd rather than the 4th of July allows more people to enjoy the evening without having to worry about getting up and going to work the next morning, Baldwin said.

A full slate of races will begin at 7:30 p.m. on July 3 at the speedway. The fireworks are scheduled for the conclusion of the racing at about 10:30 p.m.

"It's been a tradition for decades," Baldwin said. "It's the only display of that size in the city."

The fireworks display was in question this spring when Jamestown Tourism decided not to fund the show.

"They let us know early in the year," Baldwin said. "Fortunately Cavendish (Farms) stepped up and sponsored us. We're thankful they have been willing to partner with us."

While the fireworks display at the speedway is operated by professionals, Blinsky said parents and others need to exercise caution when firing off the amateur variety.

"From time to time, we have a few grass fires and even a few injuries," he said. "Handle fireworks with care and keep children under close supervision."

Along with using care in detonating fireworks, people also need to follow the laws.

"We do have some problems with late night detonation," Blinsky said. "We might give a little leeway but there are summons for those that persist or do it at odd hours."