On July 1, 2020

Fireworks to light up the night sky in Rutland, Killington

Saturday, July 4 — KILLINGTON— View the Town of Killington fireworks display from the comfort of your car.  Killington’s 2020 fireworks display follows the drive-in movie theater model. Cars will drive up Killington Road and be parked by attendants to keep 10 feet between each car. Guests may stay in their cars and trucks to watch the show, or they may bring a chair to place within arm’s length of their vehicle.

The parking will open at 8 p.m. with fireworks at dusk (around 9:30/9:45 p.m.) Fireworks will be displayed from Snowshed Slope; parking and viewing permitted at Snowshed parking lots (Upper and Lower), Ramshead & Killington Golf Course parking lots.

Killington will begin parking cars at 8 p.m.  Cars will be parked every other car and in single rows (no bumper-to-bumper parking) to comply with physical distancing recommendations.  They encourage guests to arrive with members of your household. Early entry into the lots will not be permitted.

They  encourage guests to watch the display from their car/truck, or you may bring a chair to place within arm’s length of your vehicle.

The event will also be live streamed from the Killington Parks and Recreation Facebook page for those who are home bound or who do not wish to leave their house. In conjunction with the fireworks there will be a live radio show with DJ Uncle Dave from WEXP 101.5.

They encourage you to come prepared with activities to keep you occupied prior to the fireworks display.

Cookouts, pop-up tents, playing catch, corn-hole, frisbee etc. will not be permitted.  Please also leave the sparklers and pets at home.  Attendees will be encouraged to follow “arrive, watch & leave” policy.

They  encourage attendees to bring their own snacks – food and beverage will not be available for sale.  Whatever you pack in please plan to pack out.

They encourage attendees to use the restroom prior to arrival – however restrooms in Snowshed base lodge will be made available for emergencies only.  Attendees will be required to wear a face mask when entering the building.

This is a free event and advance registration is not needed. If they find they are over capacity of the parking lots, guests may be turned away.

Covid-19 event reminders

This event is open to the general public who can comply with current visitation and quarantine rules published by the state.

At this time, Killington is open for guests who are not experiencing any signs of illness, have not been in close contact with anyone confirmed to have Covid-19 and fit the eligibility requirements laid out by the state.

Stay home if you are displaying signs of respiratory illness or have a fever.

Comply with physical distance guidelines and remaining at least 6 feet from others unless they are from the same household.

Follow our mandatory guideline to wear a cloth face covering when indoors and our recommendation to wear it outdoors while in the presence of others.

This is a Town of Killington event put on in partnership with Killington Ski Resort.


Fireworks Over Rutland: Paramount Celebrates
America’s Birthday

Look to the sky over the Vermont State Fairgrounds on the evening of Saturday, July 4 and celebrate our nation’s birthday with a fireworks show that will certainly leave you oohing and aahing! Fireworks will appear between 9:45 and 10:15 p.m.

In recognition of social distancing guidelines, Fairgrounds will remain closed to parking. Organizers  invite you to watch this fireworks spectacular from a vantage point of your choosing. They remind you to please adhere to responsible social distancing methods wherever it is you enjoy the show.

This event is made possible by a donation from the descendants of Philip M. Allen in celebration of his centennial July 4, 1920 – July 4, 2020. Additional sponsors include: Betsy and Jack Jesser, McDonald’s and Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty.

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