Historic Trust cancels Fireworks Spectacular at Fort Vancouver due to pandemic concerns

Trust needed to notify fireworks supplier by January’s end

VANCOUVER — The Historic Trust announced today the cancelation of the Annual Vancouver Fireworks Spectacular at Fort Vancouver National Site, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

The fireworks show at Fort Vancouver, seen here, has become a traditional part of the July festivities for many in the region. Photo courtesy of Terrdesign Photography
The fireworks show at Fort Vancouver, seen here, has become a traditional part of the July festivities for many in the region. Photo courtesy of Terrdesign Photography

“It is with heavy hearts we cancel the 2021 celebration,” said David Pearson, president and CEO. Adding, “We know first-hand what this community tradition means to our region.”

In order for the 2021 celebration to occur, the Trust needed to let its fireworks vendor know of its plan by the end of January 2021. National health experts don’t expect health conditions for large public gatherings to improve enough any earlier than fall of 2021, making the decision to cancel one of necessity and safety.

Information provided by The Historic Trust.

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