PARK CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Park City follows Eagle Mountain, canceling its large Fourth of July fireworks display.
Park City was set to host the display, capping off a weekend of independence. It is the second straight year the firework display has been canceled, last year due to Covid-19.
The Main Street parade is set to start the weekend on Friday, July 2.
Currently, 80% of Utah is in an exceptional drought – that is the highest drought level possible.
Governor Spencer Cox, who already announced a firework ban on state lands, discussed a possible statewide ban on Tuesday.
“Because it is so dry, I am pleading with you, we are working with the legislator and local governments to cut back on fireworks this year,” says Cox. Firework bans are done on the city level – to do a statewide ban would require lawmakers to be involved.