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City Cancels 2020 Fireworks Display; Announces Neighborhood Porch Festival

In accordance with current state and local health orders, and in anticipation of the continued need for physical distancing and other safety measures throughout the summer, the City of Arvada has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 fireworks celebration traditionally held on the 4th of July. 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 health crisis, the City of Arvada has continued to focus on the health and safety of residents, visitors and members of the City team. In line with this priority, the City team consulted with peer cities, and reviewed City processes and public safety requirements before making the decision. This review identified health risks to residents and City staff in potential increased exposure to the virus, challenges for maintaining crowd and social distancing requirements, and other public safety impacts near the Stenger Complex and the surrounding neighborhoods. 

Recognizing both the importance of the annual Independence Day celebration to the Arvada community and an opportunity to maintain connections with neighbors during this time of physical distancing, the City has announced a reimagined neighborhood-focused approach to 4th of July celebrations in Arvada. The City invites Arvadans to celebrate the holiday by decorating front porches, balconies or driveways in red, white and blue and to share their photos on social media. Posts tagged with #ArvadaPorchFest will automatically be eligible to be randomly-selected for a special prize. 

More information regarding celebrating the 4th of July Arvada Porch Fest is available at arvada.org/arvada-porch-fest