During a special meeting on June 29, the Gonzales Main Street Advisory Board decided to move forward with this year’s Star-Spangled Spectacular fireworks event.
The City of Nixon will also hold a fireworks show.
Main Street Director Liz Reiley said that, due to the significant rise of COVID-19 cases in Gonzales County, the board decided to cancel all other activities, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors and live music in the interest of public health.
Reiley said that the Star-Spangled Spectacular, however, will go on as planned, with the celebration kicking off at 10 p.m. July 4 at the brickyard in Independence Park.
The board strongly advises all attendees to stay within their immediate family group and limit their groups to 10 people.
“We also strongly recommend social distancing of six feet apart,” Reiley said. “While we understand some might not be comfortable sitting in vehicles, we encourage those that can to watch from the convenience of their backyard as the fireworks display can be seen at a great distance.”
The board advised all citizens to be aware of the current guidelines set in place by Governor Greg Abbott.
“We want to ensure that our community is doing all that we can to stop the spread of COVID-19,” Reiley noted. “Social distancing, face covers, hand and cough etiquette with increased cleansing practices continue to be strongly recommended for all operations.
The City of Nixon also announced its plans to continue with its July 4 celebration, the first ever “Nixon Fire Department Independence Day Fireworks,” which will begin at 9:15 p.m.
Visitors will be able to park at the Mustang Football Field at 800 N. Rancho Road, and are required to remain in or around their vehicles as the fireworks display will be visible from a field directly adjacent to the stadium. Spectators are also asked to practice social distancing during the event.