St. Cloud's 74th annual fireworks display will likely happen this year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the official St. Cloud Fireworks Committee website, there's a health and safety update which states, "We are hopeful to work through this together and to find a way to put on a July 4th Celebration demonstrating how much we love our country, how much we want to celebrate everything great about our community, and this nation."

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The healthy and safety of the public and community volunteers remains the top priority when determining whether the event can occur this year.

Several cities across Minnesota have already announced their fireworks displays will be taking place as planned. The latest city to make the announcement was Prior Lake on Tuesday evening. According to SW News Media, Prior Lake's city council stated there's enough room in the city parks for people to be able to properly practice social distancing while enjoying the fireworks show.

The St. Cloud Fireworks Committee hasn't made an official announcement about their 4th of July celebration or safety plan, but there's a countdown on the event's website indicating fireworks will launch as planned.

The official fireworks viewing location in St. Cloud is Wilson Park where there's typically reserved seating, live music and food trucks on-hand. However, central Minnesotans can view the fireworks from other areas including Lake George, Hester Park, and several locations in Sauk Rapids.

Many volunteers are needed to be able to pull off the annual 4th of July display. If you're interested in helping out with this year's event you're asked to contact the St. Cloud Park Department at  (612) 836-3635.


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