PROVO, Utah (ABC4 News) – It’s 4th of July and even though Provo’s America’s Freedom Festival was cancelled, it did not stop them from putting on “one of the largest, most thunderous fireworks spectacles in state history.”
Organizers said they still partnered with NuSkin, Provo City, Utah County, and other supporters to bring residents a show fit for America’s 244th birthday.
There were three synchronized displays that all started at 10 p.m. One at LaVell Edwards Stadium at Brigham Young University, one at Footprinter Park in south Provo, and one at Orem Community Park.
Organizers said the fireworks were planned to reach a height of 1,500 feet, twice the height of fireworks at a normal Stadium of Fire show so that it could be seen for miles.
“2020 hasn’t been easy for many Americans or for many Utahns, but that’s not going to stop us from throwing a huge birthday bash for this country,” said Jim Evans, Executive Director for America’s Freedom Festival at Provo. “These fireworks are dedicated to the essential workers who keep us safe, and to those who keep our stores and homes stocked. And as always, to our brave women and men in the military.”
The community was encouraged to watch near their homes or at viewing locations where social distancing was possible.
“Stadium of Fire will be back next year with a massive 40th anniversary event, along with all our popular patriotic events,” said Evans. “But we’re not letting 2020 off the hook! Look to the skies on July 4th for an unforgettable experience!”
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