Dear Friends of the Erath 4th of July Celebration,
After much thought and prayer, it is with
great sadness that we announce that 84th Annual Erath 4th of July
Celebration has been cancelled. This was an extremely difficult
decision to make and the Board did not come to this decision
lightly. However after seeking the guidance of our local and State
officials as well as the Louisiana Department of Health, and in
cooperation with the directive from the Governor on social distancing,
we feel as though there is no other option this year. As you can
imagine, an event of this magnitude takes months to plan and
involves working with a number of vendors, musicians, and sponsors.
It is vital that we take into account and do our part to preserve
the health of our community and those who travel from afar to
celebrate with us.
4th of July Association thanks you for your patience and
understanding as we work through such unprecedented times. Our
plan is to keep you informed and uplifted as much as possible.
Please follow us on our Facebook page for updated information
and fun ways that we CAN celebrate from a distance. Be on the
lookout for our limited edition 4th of July shirts that will be
available for purchase soon. In keeping with our community and
festival tradition, our plan is to continue to Light up the Sky
on the 4th of July. Stay tuned for details on how you can view
our amazing fireworks display on the evening of July 4th at
9:00p.m. (The fireworks display is contingent on fire
marshal approval and government social distancing protocol
approval. Details to come.)
We are also
pleased to announce that although we had to cancel our 2020
festival pageants, our reigning Erath 4th of July Royalty have
agreed to continue their reign for another year, and will
continue to represent our 4th of July Celebration at events
across the state this year.
We still plan
to celebrate our Independence, it will just look a little
different this year. Thank you for understanding and for your
continued support. May God Bless America!
The Erath 4th
of July Association