July 4th fireworks in Easton is on! Thanks to a combined, community effort Avalon Foundation will again be hosting the Fourth of July Fireworks with the strongest safety measures in place. Fireworks will be at dusk. For the best viewing the public should plan to arrive at the field at the corner of Marlboro Road & St. Michaels Road (provided by Waterside Village owners BET Investments) no earlier than 8:30 pm to get settled. Fireworks will launch at approximately 9:30 pm and last for 23 minutes. Be prepared to follow safety instructions from event staff and officers of the Easton Police Department.
The Avalon Foundation has a longstanding focus on safety. Event Manager, Scott Milligan put it this way, “There is inherent risk in fireworks displays, operating carnival equipment and even live music production, so we have had a safety first mindset long before we had to implement measures around the corona virus. Working with local health officials, we streamlined the event to remove high contact activities, reduced the total duration and will have clearly marked and appropriately spaced areas for families to congregate with wide lanes to enter and leave.”
In order to avoid areas where people would be drawn to congregate there will be no carnival, live music or concessions. The public is welcome to pack in food and beverages, but the event continues to be alcohol free. While there will be portable restrooms and hand washing stations, attendees should consider using facilities at home before and after the event if possible. All attendees are expected to have masks on their person, but are only expected to wear their mask in the event that they find themselves in a crowd or closer than 6 feet to anyone outside their household. If everyone follows instruction neither circumstance should occur. If you or a member of your family is in a high risk category, watch from your car. If you or a member of your family is showing any COVID related symptoms, stay home.
For more information about the 4th of July events, visit The Avalon online @avalonfoundation.org or call 410-822-7299.