Due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidelines, the Town of Collierville has decided to cancel the upcoming 4th of July celebrations, originally scheduled for July 3rd, 2020. Each year, almost 20,000 people gather at H.W. Cox to celebrate with music, food and an enormous fireworks display.
However, the Town is not going to let those fireworks go to waste! Instead, they are planning a similar outdoor event for Labor Day weekend, as part of their ongoing schedule of celebrations for Collierville’s 150th anniversary. Many of the previously planned 150 celebrations have had to be postponed due to COVID-19. You can learn more about Collierville’s 150 year history here, and the first 150 anniversary event of 2020 here.
“The Collierville Independence Day Celebration is one of my favorite Town traditions, but the popularity of the event poses too great of a risk for us to proceed in July. Our event staff will bring all of our favorite parts of the Independence Day Celebration to our event in September creating a Collierville 150th celebration that we will remember for years to come,” said Mayor Stan Joyner.
The Town’s staff is currently hard at work formulating both a full plan for the September event, as well as working on how Collierville can still celebrate our country’s independence together, while also maintaining social distancing guidelines and restrictions.
More information about these two events will be provided as details are finalized, so make sure to follow the Town of Collierville on their social media platforms as well as visit the Town’s official website, collierville.com.