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Saturday July 4th 2020
Official Press Release from the City of Georgetown Regarding the 4th of July – 6/24/2020
July 4 Celebration canceled due to COVID-19 concerns
The 37th annual Sertoma Club Family July 4 Celebration and fireworks display has been canceled due to COVID-19 safety and physical distancing concerns.
“While we tried to find creative ways to continue this year’s celebration, City Council felt it would be in the best interest of public health and safety to cancel,” Mayor Dale Ross said. “With COVID-19 cases rising in our community at an alarming rate, it’s more important now than ever to be vigilant about keeping our distance, avoiding gatherings with people outside our homes, wearing face coverings, and disinfecting surfaces and our hands frequently.”
A factor in the decision to cancel the fireworks display was concern that residents from other nearby cities where fireworks have already been called off would come to Georgetown, which would increase the potential for crowding in city parks.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Williamson County has continued to increase at new, daily records for the past week. Hospitalizations continue to hit all-time highs and are expected to continue to increase throughout the next two weeks, putting a strain on hospital, ICU, and ventilator capacity. The most recent COVID-19 case count and hospitalizations can be found on the Williamson County and Cities Health District dashboard.
By City ordinance, fireworks are not allowed in the city limits or within 5,000 feet of the city limits, unless they are used in a permitted display authorized by the Georgetown Fire Department. This area outside city limits includes, but is not limited to, the neighborhoods of Cedar Hollow, Crystal Knoll, Escalera, Fountainwood, Indian Creek, Logan Ranch Road, Lost Rivers, Oak Crest, Olde Oak Estates, Serenada, Shady Oaks, Turtle Bend, and Woodland Park, and areas along D.B Wood Road.
Violations can lead to fines of up to $2,000. To view a map showing the 5,000-foot boundary, go to
Other COVID-19 updates
- 2020 Music on the Square: To encourage social distancing, the City will hire buskers to play on corners of the Square on Thursday evenings in July and August.
- Blazin’ Beer Crawl: Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, this event has been canceled.
- Parks and Recreation:
- Garey Play Ranch and Splash Pad and other splash pads – Will open June 25
- Garey Park hours will remain at 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Creative Playscape in San Gabriel Park – Open date tentative pending repairs
- Groups using parks facilities should not exceed 10 individuals.
The Council is expected to discuss options and triggers for additional restrictions, as well as the rescheduled Red Poppy event (still scheduled for Oct. 23 to 25) at its July 14 meeting.
For a full list of openings and access to City services during the COVID-19 response, visit bit.ly/COVID19GTX.
Updated 6/24/2020 – Due to COVID-19, the 2020 celebration in San Gabriel Park has been canceled. Initially, there were plans to still have a fireworks celebration. However, recent COVID-19 cases have been on the rise. City Council members and leaders explained their concerns during a council meeting on Tuesday and decided it was best to cancel the fireworks display. Other locations around Central Texas have also cancelled events and fireworks. Council members feared it would be difficult to enforce and encourage large gatherings.
Schedule of Events
CELEBRATION CANCELLED THIS YEAR – THIS INCLUDES FIREWORKS DISPLAY AND VENDORS IN THE PARK.
Personal fireworks prohibited – By City of Georgetown ordinance, fireworks are not allowed in the city limits of Georgetown or within 5,000 feet of the city limits, unless they are used in a permitted display authorized by the Georgetown Fire Department.
San Gabriel Park – Map below
Parking is also available at the former Show Barn located at 425 East Morrow. Find a map here.
Both the McMaster Fields parking lot and the Parks and Recreation Administration parking lot at North College Street and W.L. Walden Drive will be closed on July 4 due to their proximity to the fireworks fall zone.
Due to the fireworks fall zone, North College Street will be closed on Saturday, July 4, from approximately 9 to 11pm between the traffic circle and Holly Street. Parking, standing, or sitting along that segment of North College Street will not be permitted during this time.
The McMaster Athletic Fields will be closed all day on Saturday, July 4
More Places to Watch The Fireworks Display
Parking Lot in front of BBVA Bank at 10 West Spring Street – Map
For More Information about the Event and/or Vendor Space – https://gtxsertoma.org/events/fourth-of-july/