4th Fest

To our Deer Park Community,

On behalf of the City of Deer Park and the Parks and Recreation Department, we wanted to issue a sincere apology for any inconvenience that the delay to last night’s fireworks show caused our Deer Park families on the Fourth of July. We understand that many in the community were disappointed by this delay and we will do all we can to make sure issues like this are better communicated and prevented in the future.

With that said, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with some information regarding the delay of yesterday’s 4th of July fireworks.

Every year, the Parks and Recreation department contracts its annual 4th of July fireworks display with a reputable and certified pyrotechnics company. As technology has improved over the years, so has the ability to utilize electronic firing systems to provide improved safety for pyro-technicians, their staff, and all those watching these shows in person. This year’s show was no exception and was set to fire using an electronic firing system.

Unfortunately, just before show time the electronic firing system lost communications. The company quickly worked to resolve the technical issue with fireworks show. Since the issue was unknown, several troubleshooting scenarios had to take place to identify and resolve the problem. This was made even more challenging due to the fact that the fireworks were armed and extreme caution needed to be taken for the pyro-technicians’ safety. Due to these factors, it was difficult to update the public on an exact timeline as to when the fireworks show would be starting. The Department provided a few updates, but could not offer exact detail as the company was still working diligently to resolve the communications issue. Fortunately, the issue was resolved and fireworks took place around 10:20 p.m. with all required safety standards met.

We would also like to say thank you to all everyone for your understanding and patience with this year’s event. The event underwent several changes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are proud to be one of the few communities in the area who were able to host a fireworks show this year. Thank you again for your continued understanding and support.