PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Portland's Stars and Stripes Spectacular on the city's Eastern Promenade will go on a day late. It was cancelled at the last minute on the 4th because a thunderstorm blew through at concert time.
Portland has weather insurance for the show, but it only pays if the city gets more than a 1/2 inch of rain. Wednesday's storm dumped about 3/4 of an inch, and so the city was able to reschedule for Thursday night. Insurance does not pay for everything. City Spokesperson Nicole Clegg says she expects the additional costs will be about $10,000-$15,000. She says the city is working with the private donors who fund the show to minimize the impact on taxpayers.
The Portland Symphony Orchestra is expected to begin its concert at 7:40 p.m. The fireworks are set to go off at 9:20 p.m.
Munjoy Hill will be closed to traffic a little later than it was on the 4th. The roads close at 5:30 p.m. There will be no bike valet service, but you can take the Metro to the East End until 7 p.m.
Athletic events scheduled for Thursday at Payson Park, the Eastern Prom and the East End Community Center are cancelled.
For a list of street closures, visit the city's website.