Plano fireworks a go: Elevated Independence Day show to be visible from farther away

The city of Plano's Fourth of July fireworks will take place at a higher altitude this year, allowing residents to view the show from farther away to slow the spread of the coronavirus. (Courtesy city of Plano)
The city of Plano's Fourth of July fireworks will take place at a higher altitude this year, allowing residents to view the show from farther away to slow the spread of the coronavirus. (Courtesy city of Plano)

The city of Plano's Fourth of July fireworks will take place at a higher altitude this year, allowing residents to view the show from farther away to slow the spread of the coronavirus. (Courtesy city of Plano)

Plano will hold its Fourth of July fireworks display while taking extra precautions to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The city will raise the altitude of the fireworks display to allow more residents to view them from their homes, vehicles or neighborhoods, the city said in a June 9 news release.


The patriotic pyrotechnics, usually launched near a mass gathering at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, will instead be launched nearby from Lavon Farms. The private property is elevated enough to add a couple hundred feet of altitude to the explosions, making the fireworks easier to see from afar.

The music for the Plano show will be broadcast on radio station KLAK.

The city is taking additional steps to prevent coronavirus spread by holding no vendors or activities this year.
By Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News.


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