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Brownsburg scales back its Fourth of July celebration

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Posted at 9:57 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 21:58:20-04

BROWNSBURG — Brownsburg is scaling back its July 4th celebration this year. But the Hendricks County town is not doing away with evening fireworks.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Brownsburg Lions Club July 4th Extravaganza at Arbuckle Acres Park and the parade through town have been canceled.

“On behalf of the Brownsburg Lions Club, we want to thank our community for supporting us over the years during the July 4th Extravaganza and July 4th parade,” said member Nick Xinopoulos. “Nothing makes us happier than to see people young and old enjoying the July 4th celebration. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus and social distancing restrictions, we made the decision to cancel both activities for everyone’s safety.”

This year’s light show will be begin at about 10 p.m. from Brownsburg Parks’ Tague property at 315 W. Main Street. Spectators will not be allowed to gather there but can view the show from Arbuckle Acres Park, where the Indy Jazz Orchestra will perform patriotic and jazz standards beginning at 7:45 pm. Another viewing site is Town Hall Green at 61 N. Green Street.

“Even though we are in the midst of COVID-19, town leadership couldn’t imagine July 4 without fireworks,” said Town Manager Jeff Eder. “Arbuckle Acres Park provides a great venue for spectators to social distance from one another while enjoying the concert and fireworks display the Parks Department has arranged. We’re very pleased to offer this opportunity to our residents to celebrate our country safely.”

Parking will be available at Arbuckle Acres Park, Town Hall, and the garage at The Arbuckle.