North Port Freedom Festival 2020

The 2020 Fourth of July at the North Port High School fireworks display was enjoyed by hundreds of families who came out for a good time.

NORTH PORT — The city of North Port’s fireworks show is a go for America’s Independence Day.

The Freedom Fireworks show will launch at 9 p.m. July 4, the city announced recently. The launch site will be at North Port High School, as it was last year. American Irrigation is the event sponsor, and Garden State Fireworks will supply the rockets.

Attendees will be invited to park in the lots at North Port High School, Heron Creek Middle School, and at Butler Park, all off Price Boulevard. Parking will open at 6 p.m. and mobile food vendors will be available on site.

“Attendees are invited to view the show from their vehicles or parking spaces,” the release states. People may also “bring their chairs or blankets to claim physically distanced spaces designated on the grass at the Butler Park fields.”

Seating and parking are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who prefer to enjoy the show from home will be able to stream it on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NorthPortParksAndRec.

Attendees can tune in to local nonprofit radio station WKDW 97.5 FM for music to accompany the show. The display is expected to end around 9:30 p.m.

North Port Freedom Festival 2020

Nevaeh Johnson, 8, and Saia Rowland, 4, react to the sounds and colors of the fireworks.

Right now, the following safety precautions are currently planned, although things may change:


• Practice good physical distancing.

• Masks are strongly encouraged when proper physical distancing isn’t possible.

• No tailgating, alcohol, personal fireworks, or sparklers.

• The green spaces at the North Port High School stadium and Heron Creek Middle School will remain closed to public gatherings.

Restroom and handwashing facilities will be made available at all three parking lots.

“Staff are looking forward to providing this traditional holiday event in a way that allows the community to safely celebrate Independence Day together,” said Laura Ansel, the city’s Marketing & Outreach Coordinator.

Please visit www.CityOfNorthPort.com/FreedomFestival, where the latest event information will be posted, or like and follow the City of North Port’s Parks & Recreation page on Facebook.

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