BY MIKE DONOGHUE
Islander Staff Writer
NORTH HERO -- The annual Independence Day fireworks celebration sponsored by Island Center for Arts and Recreation (ICAR) will be at dusk on Saturday, July 3 this year.
The evening spectacle will return to Knight Point State Park in North Hero this year, ICAR spokesman Bill Champagne said. The fireworks were held on Lovers Lane last year due to COVID-19 complications.
There will be free admission after 5 p.m. at the state park on Lake Champlain. People also can arrive in the area by boat, he said.
Families, groups and individuals are welcome to bring a meal to enjoy, use one of the barbecue grills or take advantage of some mobile vendors that will be selling delicious food items, he said.
The rain date will be Monday July 5.
“But we aren’t going to have any rain this time,” said Champagne, who said the event has been held for at least 15 years.
Champagne said ICAR is not planning to have any concerts or other live events this summer due to COVID-19. The status of gatherings during the summer was unknown during the winter when most of the planning and booking of groups and entertainers occurs.
“ICAR plans to come back in 2022 in a big way with music in the park. There will be plenty of planning and top entertainment for lovers of the arts and recreation,” he said.