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Greeley July 4 fireworks still on despite Stampede cancellation

Greeley Stampede organizers are seeking sponsors for a "larger, more patriotic fireworks display" this July 4.
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GREELEY, Colo. — Even though this summer's Greeley Stampede is postponed to 2021, organizers are working on continuing two community traditions — fireworks and rodeo.

The Greeley Stampede has announced it will partner with local businesses to continue with Northern Colorado’s largest firework display on Saturday, July 4, 2020.

"Now more than ever, the community needs this family tradition and opportunity to celebrate our independence and life," said a statement from the Greeley Stampede. "For this occasion, we have set a goal to increase the investment in fireworks for a larger, more patriotic fireworks display."

“We feel that the community deserves this after everything we have endured together,” said Greeley Stampede General Manager Justin Watada. “The fireworks are something we can all enjoy while maintaining safe social distancing across the city.”

“We are still going to need to practice social distancing while enjoying the fireworks,” said Watada. “We want everyone to stay safe while celebrating so we will need to follow the available guidelines for gathering at the time of the fireworks.”

The Greeley Stampede is seeking help from businesses and community members to help ensure this is the largest fireworks display through sponsorship opportunities.

“Many people have asked how they can support the Stampede through COVID, this is one way to do so,” said Watada. “We have been hit hard financially with the cancellation of the summer events, but we know how important the fireworks are to the community. This is an opportunity for all of us to work together to bring something special to Greeley.” 

Information on becoming a sponsor is available at GreeleyStampede.org/p/events/fireworks.

The Greeley Stampede is also planning to produce three virtual Spud Rodeo performances in September 2020. These virtual rodeos will be broadcast nationally through the Cowboy Channel network.

Organizers announced the next Greeley Stampede will take place June 23 to July 4, 2021.

This year's stampede had been scheduled to run from June 24 through July 5.

The Greeley Stampede is offering credit for the postponed event in 2021, the opportunity to donate to community organizations or refunds. Those who choose the credit option will be given an exclusive opportunity to select or purchase additional tickets before they are available to the general public when the 2021 concerts and event schedule are finalized.

Visit GreeleyStampede.org/p/postpone to process your claim by June 1, 2020. If you have questions about your tickets, you can e-mail tickets@greeleystampede.org or call 970-356-7787.

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The Greeley Stampede has been a Colorado tradition since 1922 focused on celebrating and preserving Colorado's Western heritage through rodeo, concerts, a carnival, vendor fair, food and more. The first festival drew more than 2,500 people. Now, the stampede draws more than 250,000 people from the U.S. and internationally during its two-week run.

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