For the second year in a row, fireworks will light up Erie's bayfront for Independence Day, the City of Erie announced Thursday.

Lights over Lake Erie will return Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The fireworks will be launched from the Bicentennial Tower at 10 p.m. and visible from points along the bayfront.

It will be synchronized with patriotic music that will play on Star 104.

Pyrotecnico will be lighting off the display.

Mercyhurst University President Michael Victor said the university is excited to sponsor the fireworks after hosting its own display on campus for 22 years until crowds and safety became an issue.