UPDATE Trophy Club, TX (May 27, 2020) – Town officials and staff are working on a possible FIREWORKS ONLY option for July Fourth 2020. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet. A final decision will be made on June 09, 2020. We apologize for the delay!
Trophy Club, TX (May 7, 2020) – Town officials have decided to cancel the 2020 Fourth of July Celebration & Fireworks as well as the 2020 Summer Adventure Camp and delay the opening of the Community Pool. This difficult decision was made due to the uncertainty surrounding the timeline for allowance of large gatherings by the Governor’s office and the difficulty in following the health guidelines outlined by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This was not an easy decision, however, the safety and well-being of our residents must be our top priority.
The Fourth of July Celebration is a daylong event that consists of a 5K run, parade and evening celebration. Historically the Patriot 5K & Fun Run has 500+ registered racers and the Parade of Patriots has well over 1,000 participants and spectators combined. The Fourth of July Celebration & Fireworks is Trophy Club’s biggest event of the year and brings approximately 4,500 people to the annual event. The event takes place at Independence Park East with food vendors, various children’s activities, a live performance by Limelight and a twenty-minute firework show to end the evening.
In order for these events to be successful for our residents, many hours of planning and pre-production are required. As such, it was necessary to make this decision now to ensure ample time to cancel contracts with vendors and recover our costs and obligations.
Assistant Town Manager, Wade Carroll, stated “the health and safety of our community is the top priority and at the forefront of all decisions made during these unprecedented times. We look forward to the day when we can all come together once again and celebrate the events that make Trophy Club a great place to call home.” Town Manager, Steve Norwood, went on to say “we are disappointed that we will not be able to host our Fourth of July events this year and we look forward to celebrating Independence Day with our residents in 2021.”
The Parks & Recreation Department is looking for alternative dates in the fall to reschedule the live band performance and firework show. Residents are encouraged to visit the Town’s website and social media platforms for the most up to date information on special events.
Trophy Club residents are encouraged to visit: www.trophyclub.org/covid-19 to keep up with the impacts made in Town due to COVID-19.