This year’s Upper St. Joseph Flotilla will have a new theme as well as a new time of display.

The event will take place at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. The theme will be “Light the Night;” that’s why coordinators decided to change the time of the event.

The flotilla will form at 8:30 p.m. at Bulldog Crossing and will go down the river following a lighted path along the south bank of the river. Some bleachers will be placed at Martin’s Landing on Jackson Boulevard that evening for spectators.

At 10:15 p.m. the participants will be asked to turn off their lights if there is a fireworks display.

Andy Jones, one of the coordinators of the event, said the flotilla will take place despite whether the city will have the fireworks display or not.