Town’s annual Independence Day event rescheduled due to pandemic

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Collierville’s annual Independence Day Celebration, originally scheduled for July 3, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Each year, approximately 20,000 people gather in H.W. Cox Park to enjoy live entertainment and one of the largest firework demonstrations in the mid-south.

The town is making plans to host a similar event on Sept. 5, 2020, over the Labor Day weekend holiday, to celebrate the town’s 150th anniversary.

“The Collierville Independence Day Celebration is one of my favorite town traditions, but the popularity of the event poses too great of a risk for us to proceed in July. Our event staff will bring all of our favorite parts of the Independence Day Celebration to our event in September creating a Collierville 150th celebration that we will remember for years to come,” said Mayor Stan Joyner.

Staff is currently working on details to celebrate our country’s independence and provide a sense of togetherness, while making the health and safety of our residents a top priority.

More information will be released as details are finalized.