The Canada Day fireworks returning to Airdrie July 1, 2021

June 23, 2021/For immediate release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The Canada Day fireworks will be returning to Airdrie July 1, 2021, and this year, in a slightly different format. Rather than a large gathering at Chinook Winds, residents can expect to see the same spectacular fireworks show but from many different viewing areas.

The fireworks will be stationed at a high point in Chinook Winds Park making them visible in the sky from various spots around the city.

Certain areas of Chinook Winds Park will be closed for public access starting at 7 p.m. (this includes the skate park, spray park and upper parking lot). These areas fall within the fireworks fallout zone and are closed during the show to ensure public safety. The beach volleyball courts will be closed for the duration of the day to accommodate fireworks set up. Chinook Winds Drive will also be limited to local traffic only starting at 8:30 p.m.

Other areas of Chinook Winds Park outside of the fallout area will be open for public viewing, along with access to the lower parking lot.

Using an online map, residents can plan their spot to view the fireworks, which may be from their own backyard, along a pathway, or a City park. As there may still be restrictions in effect, residents are encouraged to stay up-to-date on public health measures at alberta.ca.

“We are excited to announce that we are lighting up the Airdrie sky with Canada Day fireworks as this is a much-anticipated show every year in our community,” says Mayor Peter Brown. “I want to extend a thank you to City of Airdrie staff for making this year’s fireworks possible. Also, to the Airdrie Parade’s Committee for paving the way in making the fireworks a treasured annual Airdrie tradition.”

“We are excited about this new viewing format and are hopeful that the Canada Day Fireworks is the first of many beloved experiences to return to Airdrie,” says Clay Aragon, Manager, Recreation, Culture and Social Planning.

In the event of severe weather, including high winds, rain, hail, thunder, lightning or snow - the event will be cancelled. Fireworks viewing is also dependent on specific locations for viewing including higher or lower sports and/or placement to tall buildings in your line of sight.

For more information visit airdrie.ca/fireworks

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