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The 39th annual Royal Fireworks Concert, scheduled for July 26, has been postponed until next summer, the board of trustees of the Spokane Historic Concerts Association announced Monday.
WASHINGTON – On a day meant for unity and celebration, President Donald Trump vowed to “safeguard our values” from enemies within – leftists, looters, agitators, he said – in a Fourth of July speech packed with all the grievances and combativeness of his political rallies.
The holiday itself was just dawning, but Spokane’s three-day holiday weekend was well underway. About 10,000 people crowded into Natatorium Park the day before, many of them seeking to cool down in the park’s pool from a heat wave.
The Fourth of July was particularly destructive in Spokane in 1920, with 40 fires, a shocking amount of structural damage and at least one injury.
The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of Americans' self-control that could determine the trajectory of the surging coronavirus outbreak.
For many Americans, the Fourth of July will be more intimate this year. It also could be riskier.
ANKARA, Turkey — An explosion at a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey on Friday killed four people and injured 97 others, officials said. At least three people were reported missing.
President Donald Trump’s July Fourth celebration on the National Mall will feature one of the largest fireworks displays ever and as many as 300,000 face masks will be given away to those who want them — but no one will be required to wear them.
Cindy Richard sat under a tent, near the booth where she has been selling more fireworks than usual, as rain poured down in Post Falls on Tuesday.
Spokane will have Fourth of July fireworks this year, despite nearly every other community in the area canceling festivities. At four locations in the city, residents will be able to enjoy fireworks from their cars.
Weeks after the announcement that Coeur d’Alene’s annual fireworks show would be canceled, officials have announced there will be no Independence Day parade and festival due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases.
Sydney will set off its iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks after being granted an exemption to a total fire ban Monday, with other Australian cities canceling their celebrations due to a worsening wildfire risk.
A watered-down firecracker ordinance “won’t spoil Fourth fun,” said a Spokane Daily Chronicle headline.
Some motorists reported being stranded for 48 hours, and that locals were providing food “at exorbitant prices.” A line continued to form as more drivers arrived hoping to cross the Columbia River.
Spokane’s fire chief made a controversial request: Ban firecrackers in the city, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
The free concert and fireworks show returned to Riverfront Park after a cancellation in 2017 due to funding woes and construction in the downtown park. Ballet dancers performed at twilight, and the Royal Band performed on a floating stage in time with a fireworks show.
The annual concert is back after a two-year hiatus.
What was supposed to be the “largest fireworks show between Seattle and Billings, Montana” was cut short after it sparked five brush fires in the first 10 minutes.
The national holiday to mark America’s birth as a country was filled with parades, concerts, competitive eating and of course, fireworks.
Coeur d’Alene police officers chasing a man they believed had fired a gun within a crowd watching the city’s annual fireworks display shot and injured the suspect late Thursday.