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Colorado Springs 4th of July event grows to countywide celebration amid COVID-19 concerns

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Due to circumstances stemming from COVID-19, the 4th of July Symphony in the Park is unable to take place in Memorial Park with crowd gathering restrictions impacting large scale special events.

With this in mind, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Colorado Springs Sports Corporation created a plan that will bring fireworks to residents across El Paso County.

“Instead of a limited crowd being the only group to enjoy the holiday, residents will be able to stay home, stay healthy, and continue to enjoy fireworks being displayed at nine locations throughout the Pikes Peak Region,” said Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers. 

The event will continue the tradition of playing a patriotic concert, along with the fireworks, to be broadcast across the community as the night sky lights up.

“The Colorado Springs Philharmonic has been performing for the City’s residents on the 4th of July for 47 years and is pleased to continue this tradition in ways that will reach the broader community,” said Philharmonic President & CEO Nathan Newbrough.

“This year’s 4th of July – with sensational music and fireworks – is an opportunity to reach out to our neighbors across the region with beauty and excitement to celebrate the birth of our great nation.” 

Residents are encouraged to celebrate the 4th of July “from their porch” and look to one of the nine locations displaying fireworks while tuning their radios to Sunny 106.3 FM, Y96.9 FM, KCME 88.7 FM, 92.9 Peak FM, or AM 740 KVOR to hear the concert broadcast.

Partnering with several communities, the following locations will be hosting firework displays, weather-permitting, with restricted on-site access. These shows will be visible to residents at their homes across the region; see www.CS4thofJuly.org for details:

● Banning Lewis Ranch 

● Falcon Freedom Days at Meridian Ranch 

● James Irwin Charter Schools 

● Patty Jewett Golf Course

Additional communities will be hosting firework displays while also participating in the regional coordinated efforts to bring fireworks across the county. Visit www.CS4thofJuly.org for more information: 

● The Broadmoor 

● The Club at Flying Horse 

● Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at Weidner Field 

● The Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort 

● Fort Carson

● Garden of the Gods Resort & Club

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8 Comments

  1. Oh do not worry i am sure their will be PLENTY morons gathering in big groups causing the virus to grow even more.

  2. I hope everyone has a good time. The scamdemic is just that, a scam. Tell me, if the scamdemic was real, wouldn’t Seattle of had a huge spike in Covid 19 cases? Oh, that’s right, covid cases only spike when and where the democrats want it to.

    1. Washington State (where Seattle is located) has just reported a new single day record for Covid-19 cases. That’s a HUGE spike by any definition, one that even you might be smart enough to realize.
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      So go out, mix with other conspiracy theorists, and if you get out of the hospital, come back and tell us all about the scam you experienced.

      1. There you go again.. it must really suck to live in fear! You still texting and driving while you have a mask on? I’ve seen you do it.

    2. I’m sorry, but the idea that the entire planet Earth is participating in some sort of “scam” for the purpose of favoring one of the political parties in the US is hilarious. And having known two (otherwise healthy, but older) people that have passed away from this disease, it’s a different perspective. Difficult to tell their families that they died from a “scam.”

  3. Seems like a good idea. But there’s a big hole in the middle of northern Colorado Springs (even with the updated map from the event website) where nothing is going to be visible. So it’s only going to be a partial success.

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