Decision in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
Incline Village, Nev. – The Incline Village Crystal Bay Firework Coalition has made the tough decision to cancel the annual Fourth of July fireworks show in Incline Village, Nev. that was previously scheduled for 2020. The decision was made as a precautionary measure to protect the safety and health of residents and visitors in response to COVID-19. The Coalition consists of the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau (IVCBVB), Incline Village Business Association (ICBA), Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID), Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe and Parasol Foundation.
The Coalition’s decision to cancel was based on current local and state directives associated with COVID-19.
“The display takes months of planning and safety checks,” said Andy Chapman, President & CEO of IVCBVB. “Planning for an event of this size and scope requires months of planning. Without the certainty that the event will be allowed by the state come July, we owe it to our board, donors, and residents to be cautious during this time.”
The annual fireworks display brings thousands of visitors to the north shore in the days leading up to and during the holiday weekend. The Coalition hopes the cancelation will help reduce crowd concerns and prohibit the possible spread of COVID-19.
“While we don’t know what the far-reaching financial impacts will look like on our small business community,” said Indra Winquest, interim General Manager of IVGID. “Now more than ever, our focus is on the safety of our residents. As a community, we will rally behind our local businesses to support them during this transitional period.”
While the fireworks will be paused this year, there is still a chance that smaller community-oriented events will take place to celebrate the holiday for residents and visitors alike.