The best-in-East Texas fireworks portion of the City of Longview’s annual Fireworks and Freedom Celebration will take place at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4. The event will continue as a drive-in only fireworks show. Additional social distancing and hygiene precautions will be taken to help ensure community health and safety. Gates open at 7 p.m., and food trucks and portable restrooms will be available. The festival portion of the event, including the Live Main Stage, vendors, and carnival rides is canceled for 2020.
Are face coverings required?
In accordance with Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-29 masks are required "when in an outdoor public space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household." As such, attendees are not required to wear a mask when social distancing at their vehicle; however, they are strongly encouraged to wear a mask as they move through the property during the event.
In addition to the fireworks, several planned activities will continue as virtual events.