Due to circumstances stemming from COVID-19, Falcon Freedom Days​ is unable to take place in Meridian Ranch with crowd gathering restrictions impacting large scale special events. With this in mind, the ​Colorado Springs Philharmonic ​and​ Colorado Springs Sports Corporation​ created an innovative plan that will bring fireworks to residents across El Paso County. “Instead of a limited crowd being the only group to enjoy the holiday, residents will be able to stay home, stay healthy, and continue to enjoy fireworks being displayed at ​nine locations​ throughout the Pikes Peak Region,” ​said ​Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers​. Meridian Ranch and Meridian Service Metropolitan District have joined the event.

The event will continue the tradition of playing a patriotic concert, along with the fireworks, to be broadcast across the community as the night sky lights up. “The Colorado Springs Philharmonic has been performing for the City’s residents on the 4th of July for ​47 years​ and is pleased to continue this tradition in ways that will reach the broader community,” said Philharmonic President & CEO ​Nathan Newbrough​. “This year’s 4th of July – with sensational music and fireworks – is an opportunity to reach out to our neighbors across the region with beauty and excitement to celebrate the birth of our great nation.”

Residents are encouraged to celebrate the 4th of July “from their porch” and look to one of the nine locations ​displaying fireworks while tuning their radios to​ Sunny 106.3 FM​, ​Y96.9 FM, KCME 88.7 FM, 92.9 Peak FM, or AM 740 KVOR​ ​to hear the concert broadcast. The fireworks will also be broadcast by ​KKTV​ with live reports and footage from select firework locations. For information on how to enjoy the music, how to see the fireworks or how to live stream the event go to http://www.coloradospringssports.org/4th-of-july-symphony-in-the-park/?fbclid=IwAR2dP254EGO8JnRcRQ5fL4Ir38lvYakFEN93MhN5Jvj0AcgCkiCD118QGc0.