Dripping Springs working toward annual fireworks show

The Dripping Springs event event could be moved to Dripping Springs Sports & Recreation Park this July 4 to better accommodate social distancing. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The Dripping Springs event event could be moved to Dripping Springs Sports & Recreation Park this July 4 to better accommodate social distancing. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The Dripping Springs event event could be moved to Dripping Springs Sports & Recreation Park this July 4 to better accommodate social distancing. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The annual Fire in the Sky fireworks show in Dripping Springs could be based out of Dripping Springs Sports & Recreation Park this July 4 as the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on mass gatherings have required organizers to revamp the community event.

Organizer and former state Rep. Jason Isaac told City Council on June 9 that the move to Dripping Springs Sports & Recreation Park will allow for fireworks to be launched from a location that is more centralized for the city than Ranch Park, where the event has been held in the past. This would allow more residents to see the show from the downtown area.


If ultimately approved by council June 16, the park would be closed to visitors during the event, and areas including downtown Mercer Street and large parking lots such as those at Home Depot or H-E-B could be used as viewing places, Isaac said.

“I think if we launch the fireworks from Sports Park this year then you would have a great viewing area from anywhere in the Mercer street district,” he said.

The Dripping Springs Parks and Recreation Commission is in support of the plan and for the city to cosponsor the event as it has in past years. A sponsorship would allow Isaac to rent the park for the event without a rental fee.
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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