Colorado Springs 4th of July event grows to countywide celebration amid COVID-19 concerns
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 an innovative 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. The fireworks will also be broadcast by KKTV with live reports and footage from select firework locations. 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
- 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
In addition to celebrating the 4th of July as a collective community, event organizers are excited to recognize healthcare professionals that provide high quality care in our community. In partnership with UCHealth, residents can make donations to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to support those on the front lines in Southern Colorado. Click here to learn more or to make a donation. “Our goal is to not only coordinate a county-wide celebration, but also honor the health care workers, first responders, military and those front line warriors who work tirelessly to keep the Pikes Peak Region safe,” said Sports Corp President and CEO Tom Osborne. “This community has really come together to see the 4th of July still happens in spite of recent events.” Proceeds from the sale of official “4th of July Symphony on your Porch” merchandise will also be donated to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. Special thanks to the City of Colorado Springs, Schmidt Construction Company and all of our event sponsors and partners for helping make this event happen.
Courtesy of The Sports Corp. See their full press release, along with a map of fireworks display locations, here.