Northglenn axes fireworks

Rain, staffing issues lead city to cancel the 2022 show

Staff Report
Posted 7/5/22

A likely chance of rain and expected poor attendance convinced the city to skip the already delayed Independence Day fireworks show.

The original show set for Monday at E.B. Rains, Jr. Memorial …

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Northglenn axes fireworks

Rain, staffing issues lead city to cancel the 2022 show

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A likely chance of rain and expected poor attendance convinced the city to skip the already delayed Independence Day fireworks show.

The original show set for Monday at E.B. Rains, Jr. Memorial Park was cancelled because of a technical glitch with the display rescheduled for later this week.

In a written statement, the city said the show will not go on after all. 

It said the city staff considered combining the fireworks show with the already scheduled summer movie night set for July 6 on the Festival Lawn – the grass area between the Northglenn Recreation Center’s main doors and the Veterans Memorial. The city is hosting the band 'Soul School " at 6:30 p.m. followed by a showing of the movie "Ghostbusters Afterlife."

That idea was rejected, according to the statement, because of a forecasted 49% chance of rain. The city also noted that a mid-week evening is tough for many residents to attend and expects a much smaller group of 1,000 people – compared to the estimated 8,000 that ended the July 4 events. The city also said that providing the necessary staff and equipment on such short notice is a challenge.

"We’ve read numerous comments on our social media platforms (both positive and negative) and our goal is to do the right thing for our community," the statement read.  "The fireworks vendor is honoring our investment and will provide the full show on a date of our choosing. Whether that will be a different event later this year or next July 4 has not been determined at this time."

The statement said city officials are sad the show has been scuttled.

"Everyone is disappointed that we were not able to hold the fireworks show as planned, and our goal is to reschedule at a time when Northglenn residents are able to enjoy the show fully."

Northglenn, July 4, Fireworks

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