KIRKLAND, WA – Kirkland city officials have hosted a virtual July 4th celebration to augment this year’s Independence Day festivities in the city. In May, the city canceled the traditional fireworks display, parade and community picnic “Celebrate Kirkland on July 4,” citing uncertainty over COVID-19 restrictions, as well as the time and personnel needed to organize the event on a large scale.
“While it breaks our hearts to forgo another Celebrate Kirkland event, we are more than excited to start planning for next year’s spectacular comeback,” said Kirkland Mayor Penny Sweet. “We are so grateful for the resilience of our amazing community and hope everyone finds a way to ‘celebrate Kirkland’ this July 4th.”
To facilitate informal celebrations, the city plans to publish and broadcast a video production highlighting some of the best moments from past celebrations and honoring veterans, neighbors, organizations, business leaders and vintage car enthusiasts. which made Celebrate Kirkland one of the city’s most beloved annual events.
Starting at 8 a.m. on July 4, residents will be able to view the virtual production on the city’s Facebook page, Kirkland Television’s YouTube channel or KGOV stream, and on TV via Comcast 21 or the Ziply channel. 31.
The city also reminds neighbors that the sale, possession or use of personal fireworks within city limits has been against the law since 1999, to reduce the risk of property damage, personal injury and personal injury. fires.