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Owenboro Alters its Fireworks Plan


Owensboro is planning a restructured Independence Day fireworks display. 

In a release, the City of Owensboro says its annual All-American Fourth of July event has been altered to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines.

Instead of one big downtown display, the city will instead launch fireworks simultaneously at eight locations within the city limits.

The displays will be launched on Friday, July 3, at 9:15pm.

Owensboro’s Director of Public Events Tim Ross calls it a “unique situation.”

He said the city wants the community to be able to celebrate the holiday together, while avoiding massive crowds.

Ross says if you want to view fireworks near a launch location, maintain six-feet social distancing from other families.

The fireworks launch sites will not be open to the public.

Mayor Tom Watson said the city of Owensboro is proud to offer a “creative alternative to kick off the holiday weekend.”

Evansville cancelled its downtown Fourth of July fireworks display last month.

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