UPDATED: Cedar Park cancels July 4 parades; Leander event remains scheduled

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Cedar Park has canceled its pop-up parades. Leander's fireworks and July 4 event remain scheduled. (Courtesy Unsplash)

Cedar Park has canceled its pop-up parades. Leander's fireworks and July 4 event remain scheduled. (Courtesy Unsplash)

The Fourth of July in Cedar Park and Leander will look different this year due to increasing coronavirus cases.

Here are updates on July 4 weekend events in the Cedar Park and Leander areas.

Cedar Park cancels all July 4 events

Cedar Park has canceled its July 4 pop-up parades as of 5 p.m. July 2, according to city spokesperson Jennie Huerta. The cancellation is due to Gov. Greg Abbott's July 2 order and proclamation that requires face coverings, limited gatherings and social distancing. City fireworks were canceled June 26.

Leander Fourth of July Celebration set with drive-in event, livestream option


The Leander Fourth of July Celebration, previously known as Liberty Fest, will go on with several social distancing measures in place.

The July 4 event will be a drive-in event at the Capital Metro Leander Station. The event will feature fireworks launched from the Northline site, concerts and an online livestream option for people not in attendance. Greenbelt seating and food trucks have been canceled from the event, according to city spokesperson Mike Neu.

Tickets are sold out, but livestream information will be available on the city website.

Liberty Hill Independence Day Spectacular cancels events, keeps fireworks

On July 3, Liberty Hill will host its Independence Day Spectacular, though only fireworks will be included this year. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. between the Liberty Hill Intermediate School and Junior High School, and attendees are asked to stay in their cars. Other July 3 events were canceled June 26.
By Taylor Girtman
After interning with Community Impact Newspaper in 2019, Taylor Girtman became a reporter for the Cedar Park and Leander edition in February 2020.


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