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Three July Fourth fireworks displays planned for Douglas County

Each of the three displays are designed for watching remotely or online.

Independence Day FireworksIs there anything more thrilling than watching high-in-the-sky fireworks on Independence Day? The good news in Douglas County is that on July 4, residents will have a choice of three – in Castle Rock, in Highlands Ranch, and south of Parker near the Pinery.

Whether watching the show from your home, in your vehicle at a nearby location, or online, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the live sights and sounds of freedom on Saturday, July 4 starting at approximately 9:30 p.m.

All displays will be broadcast live on the County’s website and on the County’s Facebook page; as well as on the Town of Castle Rock Facebook page.

All three fireworks displays were designed, and locations determined while working closely with law enforcement agencies in the County, as well as fire protection agencies.

In Highlands Ranch, a 30-minute display will launch from Mountain Vista High School. The high school property and streets in the area will be closed to discourage on-site viewing. There will be no organized gatherings or events. Officials ask that you watch from your home, online, or from your vehicle at a recommended viewing location in the vicinity. Locations will be posted by Monday, June 29 on douglas.co.us.

“The Fourth of July was always a special time for my family with our grandparents,” said Commissioner Thomas, reminiscing about her childhood.  “After the difficulties our communities have recently been through, we wanted to create a special opportunity for everyone to have fun, remember and celebrate our Nation’s freedom; the reasons that make America the greatest Nation on the face of the earth.”

At another location near the Pinery, a different 30-minute display will launch simultaneously. This property as well as streets in the area will be closed to discourage on-site viewing. There will be no organized gatherings or events. Officials ask that you watch from your home, online, or from your vehicle at a recommended viewing location in the vicinity. Locations will be posted by Monday, June 29 on douglas.co.us.

“Bright skies on the Fourth of July remind us all that in this unprecedented year, Americans remain brave, resilient, and free,” said County Commissioner Abe Laydon.

“While our world is certainly very different than it was the first year Independence Day was celebrated with fireworks on July 4, 1777, the joy and celebration that comes from the feeling of freedom has not changed,” said County Commissioner and Board Chair Roger Partridge.

The show in Castle Rock will also begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. and last about 15 minutes. Visit CRgov.com/fireworks for the most current information.

“Castle Rock is proud to carry on our longstanding tradition of providing a high-impact fireworks display for our community, from the top of Santa Fe Quarry west of I-25 above Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course,” said Castle Rock Mayor Jason Gray.

“We’re glad Douglas County could come alongside us to ensure all area residents can enjoy fireworks this Fourth of July – whether while socially distant in person, or while watching online, from the comfort of their homes.”

All shows are weather and fire-restrictions dependent.  Due to COVID-19-related health and safety concerns surrounding large gatherings, officials ask that you watch the fireworks remotely or online.

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