Village Postpones Fireworks Show to September 5
June 15th, 2020 @ 7:30am
The ongoing public health crisis of COVID-19 has required the Village of Fisher - like communities and organizations throughout the nation - to reevaluate the safety and feasibility of public events that would otherwise take place over the next several months. Decisions on event planning and cancellations must often be made well in advance and are especially complicated this year in light of the uncertainty of the future course of the pandemic and government efforts to mitigate its impact on our communities and health care system.
After careful consideration, the Fisher Village Board has made the decision to postpone the fireworks show previously planned for July 3 in Lammle Park as part of the annual Independence Day celebration. This decision was made based upon the recommendation of legal counsel and guidance from the Village's insurance carrier that there would be no coverage provided for any claims that might arise from events on public property held in defiance of any executive orders. Although it appears likely that this region will be allowed to advance to Phase 4 of the "Reopen Illinois" Plan by the end of June, public gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 50 individuals at that stage. The Village determined that it simply was not feasible to move forward with a July 3 fireworks show that would satisfy all of the public health guidelines in place.
Because Village leaders acknowledge the positive benefit of being able to offer our residents opportunities to gather and celebrate responsibly, the Village Board has elected to postpone the fireworks display to the Labor Day holiday weekend on Saturday, September 5. Village officials will continue to monitor the public health situation over the course of the summer to ensure that we will be able to responsibly proceed with a public event at that time. Any updates to this schedule will be communicated with residents through this website, the news media and social media.