The City of Fort Dodge released a statement Monday morning regarding this year’s July 4th fireworks event. Below is the statement.
The City of Fort Dodge and Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance are faced with the difficult decision of announcing the cancellation of this year’s fireworks display following the disbanding of the volunteer committee that has overseen the event for the past eight years. This announcement is also a result of the ongoing concerns related to COVID-19 and out of respect for local businesses who have historically contributed generous funds for the fireworks. Fort Dodge residents are reminded to obey all rules and regulations set forth in the City’s fireworks ordinance if they choose to discharge consumer fireworks inside City limits. Failure to do so will result in a $500 fine for the first violation
and a $750 fine for subsequent violations.