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4:08 AM Fri, Dec. 14th

Prescott cancels fireworks; Independence Day celebration will proceed

Lots of inflatables, food and live music were available during the 2016 Fourth of July festivities on the Prescott Mile High Football field in downtown Prescott.

Photo by Les Stukenberg.

Lots of inflatables, food and live music were available during the 2016 Fourth of July festivities on the Prescott Mile High Football field in downtown Prescott.

The City of Prescott Fourth of July Independence Day activities will take place as scheduled from noon to 9 p.m. at Mile High Middle School. The event will include inflatables for kids, music throughout the day, food and beverages - but not fireworks.

Based upon the scientific factors related to the lack of sustained periods of moisture and our current risk for fire, Fire Chief Dennis Light has determined that it is in the best interest of the public’s safety to cancel the fireworks, according to a news release this morning.

“We have worked closely with event organizer Eagle Events Management, and they are in agreement with this decision,” Light said.

Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli stated that he fully supports the decision.

“Safety must always be our first priority,” he said. “Even without the fireworks, there will be a full day of family friendly activities planned to celebrate Independence Day.”

Recreation Services Director Joe Baynes said the fireworks will be used at a later date. “We are pleased to announce that we are planning a fireworks celebration at the Octoberfest Event on Sept. 22, in support of the Zeitz Sister Cities program. More details to follow.”

For more information about the Fourth of July celebration go to http://prescottevents.net/prescott-downtown-fireworks. For information about all events in Prescott, go to www.Visit-Prescott.com.

Information provided by the City of Prescott.