Longtime Ridgefield Fireworks Tradition Back on This Year
While many towns have canceled parades and fourth of July celebrations for the second year in a row, there's one thing the folks in Ridgefield just won't cancel again this year.
The pandemic has wrecked havoc for local holiday parades and festivities. For the second year in a row, many towns have decided not to schedule parades and fourth of July fireworks. In fact, Ridgefield did not schedule a Memorial Day parade and have stayed clear of other holiday events due to restrictions from the pandemic, but there's one holiday tradition Ridgefield residents just couldn't cancel again this year, and that's their annual fourth of July fireworks celebration.
The date has been set for Monday July 5, and will be held where's it's been held for years, at Ridgefield High School's Tiger Hollow Field. The rain date will be the very next day on July 6.
According to newstimes.com, there's one person in Ridgefield who's very happy the fireworks tradition is back in 2021, and that's First Selectman Rudy Marconi. He called the decision great news and a well deserved reward for the community who have done such a great job in getting vaccinated.
Back in early April, it was reported that Ridgefield would not have a Memorial Day Parade or a fireworks show this year, so why the sudden change? According to the towns news release, these events takes months of planning and back in early March, the state guidance did not allow events like this to be scheduled. Couple that with the state pulling back restrictions and COVID-19 cases dropping to new lows, it gave Ridgefield the opportunity to reconsider at least holding their longtime fireworks tradition.