City of Prescott Independence Day Celebration Will Proceed Without Fireworks

The City of Prescott July 4th Independence Day activities will take place as scheduled from 12 Noon to 9 p.m. at Mile High Middle School. The event will include inflatables for kids, music throughout the day, food and beverages.

Based upon the scientific factors related to the lack of sustained periods of moisture and our current risk for fire, Fire Chief Dennis Light has determined that it is in the best interest of the public’s safety to cancel the fireworks.

“We have worked closely with event organizer Eagle Events Management, and they are in agreement with this decision,” said Chief Light.

Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli stated that he fully supports the decision.  “Safety must always be our first priority,” he said.  “Even without the fireworks, there will be a full day of family friendly activities planned to celebrate Independence Day.”

Recreation Services Director Joe Baynes said the fireworks will be used at a later date.  “We are pleased to announce that we are planning a fireworks celebration at the Octoberfest Event on September 22, in support of the Zeitz Sister Cities program.  More details to follow.”

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