If you’ve been following along with our blog, you’ll know that we kind of love Sandusky and its surrounding area. So it should come as no surprise that we’re unequivocally stoked that one of our favorite new hotels is popping the cork with a first-time fireworks celebration in Sandusky, Ohio.
Hotel Kilbourne, aside from catering to the discerning midwest traveler, is always looking for ways to get the town’s blood flowing and since almost every great New Year’s every celebration around the world comes complete with a fireworks show, they thought Sandusky should be no different.
The proprietors Ryan Whaley and Nikki Lloyd are very excited for the new event, hoping that it will add to Sandusky’s renaissance and bring more locals downtown, specifically during the region’s tourism offseason.
“Since moving back to the area five years ago, we’ve never really had a New Year’s Eve city wide event.” stated Ryan Whaley. “We see a fireworks display as a fun event that will bring folks downtown and further our sense of community in Sandusky.”
Jackson St. Pier will be the launch point for the fireworks with city officials blocking off part of the lot for a public viewing area. Fireworks will begin at midnight E.S.T. The event is free to the public and will take place on Jackson St. Pier.
The New Year’s Eve fireworks are sponsored by the Hotel Kilbourne and produced by local pyrotechnics company, Ohio Pyro & Flame L.L.C.
More information regarding the celebration can be found at the Hotel Kilbourne’s Facebook event page.
For other things to do and places to visit in Sandusky, check out our post “Sandusky, Ohio is Shedding the Rust and Quietly Becoming Awesome.”