Press Release: 4th of July Fireworks Canceled

PRESS RELEASE 06/28/2018:

Until further notice, the annual 4th of July Fireworks display in Manitou Springs, Colorado, has been permanently canceled. This decades long tradition has sadly had to be suspended because of extreme fire conditions and liability concerns from such displays facing this community. We remind people that Manitou Springs continues to be under a Fire Ban. This includes the following prohibitions:

• Open Burning Ban, defined as the prohibited use of any outside fire. This includes all campfires and warming fires, all solid fuel burning fireplaces (e.g. fire pits, fire tables, and chimaeras) and cooking appliances (e.g. charcoal BBQ grills, smokers and pellet BBQ grills). This ban excludes Liquid Propane (LP) fueled or gas fueled open flame cooking devices, (e.g. LP BBQ grills or camping stoves) with a 10’ separation from combustible materials, (clearance not applicable to single-family homes).

• Outdoor Smoking Ban, defined as the prohibited use of any tobacco product or similar material in cigarettes, cigars, or pipes outdoors. This excludes smoking in enclosed buildings or structures, and along Manitou Avenue. Discarding of a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe tobacco products is strictly prohibited.

• Absolutely no fireworks, of any kind are to be use during this extremely dangerous fire season!

We thank the public for their understanding and cooperation.

David Hunting, MSFD Public Information Officer