Independence Day Celebration Goes on Without Fireworks
Due to ongoing drought conditions and predictions of an above average hot and dry summer forecast, event organizers made the difficult decision to cancel fireworks for the 2022 Family Festival and Fireworks Show at Cornerstone and Belleview Parks.
The cities of Englewood, Littleton and Sheridan, along with Arapahoe County and South Suburban Parks and Recreation are moving forward with an enhanced 4th of July Celebration with fun for the entire family. The event will be held at Cornerstone and Belleview Parks on July 4 from 1 to 6 p.m. It will feature food trucks, vendors, face painting, music and more! No personal fireworks will be allowed at the event.
“A lot of thought went into this decision by all of our event partners,” said Christina Underhill, Englewood’s director of parks and recreation. “At the end of the day, with the current drought conditions and long-term forecast, we proactively moved forward planning an event that would include more activities and fun, rather than fireworks. This year will have more of a festival feel.”