Naperville Ribfest closed early due to weather, fireworks rescheduled

Updated 7/4/2018 9:06 PM

Naperville Ribfest shut down early Wednesday after festivalgoers had to evacuate twice during Fourth of July celebrations.

The popular festival at Knoch Park first shut down about 5:40 p.m. because of lightning only to be reopened at 7:30 p.m. Just over an hour later, organizers called for a second evacuation because of an approaching storm.


"Naperville safety officials have determined the park must be closed due to threatening weather conditions," organizers said in a Facebook post.

The fireworks display was rescheduled for 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

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