Fireworks show plans suspended

The Scripps Mesa Fireworks 2020 Fourth of July Show had been postponed in response to COVID-19 Restrictions on large gatherings.

Fireworks show plans suspended

In adherence to the restrictions imposed upon large gatherings due to the COVID-19 response, Scripps Mesa Fireworks, in conjunction with the Mira Mesa Town Council, has suspended preparations for a Fourth of July Fireworks Show for 2020.

“We are disappointed that this difficult decision needed to be made,” said Scripps Mesa Fireworks President Michael Spencer. “We are hopeful this is just a postponement and we will be able to celebrate together at a later date. Our annual fireworks celebration is 45 years strong and is important to so many. However, the continued health and safety of our local community must be our number one priority at this time.”

Scripps Mesa Fireworks is sponsored by title sponsor 3Roots by Mesa Canyon Community Partners, Vulcan Materials Company, Casa Mira View Apartments, and Mira Mesa Shopping Center West. Despite the postponement, no losses of funds were incurred by Scripps Mesa Fireworks. In the event that rescheduling the show in 2020 is not possible, all funds that have been raised will be used toward the 2021 Fourth of July fireworks show.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order requiring 40 million California residents to stay at home, and the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency’s public health order restricting public gatherings were critical in the decision to postpone the Fourth of July Fireworks Show.

The Fourth of July Celebration held in Mira Mesa is one of many major summer events to be postponed or cancelled, including several local Fourth of July events, Comic-Con International: San Diego, and the San Diego County Fair.

Scripps Mesa Fireworks is a 501(c)(3) Corporation dedicated to raising funds for and organizing the 4th of July Fireworks show over Mira Mesa for the residents of Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa, Miramar and all nearby neighbors. It is a completely volunteer organization with 100 percent of the money raised going toward the fireworks show and associated permits and insurance. Scripps Mesa Fireworks earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.

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