City of Buckeye Cancels July 4th Fireworks Due To Spike In COVID-19 Cases

Fireworks over Downtown Phoenix.

Fireworks over Downtown Phoenix.

The City of Buckeye has canceled its July 4th fireworks show due to a spike in positive COVID-19 cases in Arizona. Other cities in Arizona have also canceled their fireworks shows including, Anthem, Avondale, Fountain Hills, Phoenix, and Tempe.

In a statement via their website,

To protect the health and safety of our residents, Buckeye is cancelling this year’s Independence Day fireworks celebration as a result of the increase in community spread of COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience.

They also reminde families who want to celebrate at home about the legality of some fireworks.

If you choose to celebrate Independence Day at home with your own fireworks, please remember not all fireworks in Arizona are legal. Only cylindrical, cone fountains, ground spinners, flitter, ground sparklers and illuminating torches are permissible.

As of now, Apache Junction, Chandler, Gilbert, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Maricopa, Mesa, Peoria, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Surprise will continue on with their fireworks shows.

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