Ottawa announces downtown fireworks display 6 p.m. Friday

Display will kick off city's Deck the Parks event

Ottawa residents should look towards the sky at 6 p.m. Friday in downtown Ottawa for a fireworks display kicking off the holiday season.

Commissioner Marla Rodriguez said in a Tuesday news release the fireworks are an announcement various city parks are lit up for the new Deck the Parks event.

Parks lit up for this year's new event, which takes the place of the Festival of Lights — which was canceled — are Rigden Park sponsored by the Shoreline Boat and Ski Club, Kiwanis Park sponsored by the Ottawa Soccer Club, Varland Park sponsored by the Ottawa National Little League, Peck Park sponsored by Ottawa Girls Fast Pitch Association, and Washington Square and the Jordan Block sponsored by the city of Ottawa.