Grand Old 4th of July Celebration

Press Release Posted on: May 28, 2020

Update on Fourth of July Events


Update on Fourth of July Events

[TRI-CITIES, WA] – After considering numerous options to host Independence Day events that would adhere to state and health department guidelines amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, it has been determined to postpone events that had been scheduled for July 4th.

The Carousel Foundation Board of Directors, its sponsors and City of Kennewick officials have elected to postpone the River of Fire Fireworks display until 2021. The City of Pasco has cancelled the Grand Old 4th Parade and is postponing the Fireworks show at the GESA Stadium to a later date in 2020, date to be determined. You can watch the Pasco City Council’s discussion regarding 4th of July events at the May 26 meeting via YouTube: 

Each city has different restrictions on the use of personal fireworks. The use of personal fireworks are banned in the City of Kennewick and while some personal fireworks are permitted within the cities of Pasco, Richland, and West Richland, there are restrictions on the types of fireworks authorized.

• Kennewick:

• Pasco:

• Richland:

• West Richland:

Each City strongly encourages the community to follow the guidelines within each jurisdiction. It is predicted that this summer will be hotter and dryer than normal. Safety is paramount in eliminating fires from fireworks, eliminating injuries from fireworks, and eliminating the impact of fireworks on pets.


Although the traditional events associated with Pasco’s Grand Old 4th of July have been cancelled or postponed, we have planned several COVID 19, social distancing compliant events you can participate in as you celebrate with your family.  For more information on these events, click HERE.