City’s Independence Day fireworks show is back on

Published 11:56 am Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Just weeks ago, it seemed like the city of Danville’s annual Independence Day fireworks display was going to be cancelled, but Danville Mayor Mike Perros said the city has decided to move forward with a fireworks display on July 4.

The fireworks display will take place at Millennium Park on the evening of July 4.

A Facebook post from the city’s official page announced the cancellation of the fireworks display, but more than 200 comments flooded the page. Many of those comments expressed frustration, anger, and/or sadness about the decision.

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However, the city reversed course and the Danville Fire Department has been instrumental in getting the fireworks display ready for the public on July 4.

“The fire department has given the go-ahead on the fireworks,” Perros said during a city commission meeting Monday. “Kudos to them for pulling that rabbit out of the hat on very short notice.”

Perros said he believes Danville citizens are glad to see the decision and are excited for the fireworks display to celebrate the holiday.

“I think the public is very pleased as we search for some normalcy in our lives,” Perros said. “And having the fireworks on the Fourth of July helps provide that.”

Anyone who has questions or concerns about the fireworks display is encouraged to contact City Hall at 859-238-1200.

In observance of Independence Day, City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3.


Junction City will also have its annual fireworks display at dusk on Thursday, July 2 at the Junction City Park.