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Coeur d’Alene Fourth of July fireworks canceled, parade modified

UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Rhena Cooper performs a baton twirling routine in the Coeur d'Alene Fourth of July parade on July 4, 2018. (Libby Kamrowski / The Spokesman-Review)
Rhena Cooper performs a baton twirling routine in the Coeur d'Alene Fourth of July parade on July 4, 2018. (Libby Kamrowski / The Spokesman-Review)

The Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce canceled its annual Fourth of July fireworks show Thursday but plans to hold a parade within public health guidelines.

Heidi Rogers, chair of the chamber’s board of directors, said in a news release that the board’s decision was unanimous and that the decision to cancel the fireworks was done to “focus all of our organization’s energy and resources to provide a family friendly parade for our Coeur d’Alene community and businesses.”

Officials predict Idaho will be in Phase 4 of reopening by July 4, which would allow for the large gathering.

The theme of the 2020 parade is “Reunited Coeur d’Alene.” The parade is followed by a festival in CdA City Park that also is set to continue.

Parade permits have already been issued, according to the news release. The parade route will be extended to allow for social distancing, and entries are limited.

At the festival, person-to-person interaction will be as limited as possible, and cash will not be accepted.

The chamber plans to follow Panhandle Health District guidelines for social distancing and face coverings. The chamber also “strongly suggests” vulnerable populations not attend the event.

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