With the passage of Measure L, the City of Lakewood was financially prepared to bring back the Civic Center Block Party this year.
However, coronavirus precautions against large public gatherings now prevent the Block Party from happening in 2020.
“The city worked hard to find some kind of alternative to help Lakewood residents safely enjoy the start of summer, the spirit of the Civic Center Block Party, and Independence Day…and to do so together as a community,” said Mayor Todd Rogers.
Here’s what the city has crafted.
Lakewood is arranging for an extravaganza of three aerial fireworks shows to be displayed in different parts of the city at the same time so that as many residents as possible can view a top-notch professional and safe fireworks show from their front yard or nearby. The shows will occur at the same time throughout Lakewood, starting at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3.
The locations will be at:
- Holmes Elementary School in western Lakewood
- Lakewood High School in central Lakewood
- Artesia High School in eastern Lakewood
Please do not congregate at those locations in order to prevent an unsafe coronavirus transmission situation. Onsite parking and seating will not be allowed. Instead, please try to see the aerial fireworks from your yard or neighborhood or a location a safe distance from a launch site. And remember to maintain social distancing from those outside your household whenever you locate.
Consider getting take-out food from a Lakewood restaurant to eat while enjoying the fireworks! They will appreciate your support…and you will appreciate their great food! Applebee’s in Lakewood is helping to sponsor the fireworks extravaganza. Check out their new “bundle meals” menu.
For residents unable to view the fireworks, CityTV will broadcast live coverage of the fireworks shows as seen from high on the roof of The Centre. Coverage will include patriotic music in the background. To see and hear that coverage of the fireworks shows, tune in the night of July 3, starting at 8:30 p.m. to CityTV on channel 31 of Spectrum or Frontier cable, Channel 99 on AT&T cable, or streaming live on your computer at www.lakewoodcity.org/CityTV.
This article was released by the City of Lakewood.