Virtual Activities to Replace SummerFest in Gaithersburg

It was announced that the city of Gaithersburg is canceling SummerFest and SportsFest due to the public health crisis. It was determined that the July 4th SummerFest and fireworks could not be safely held due to gathering and social distancing restrictions.

According to the release on the City of Gaithersburg website: “The City is working to provide engaging virtual activities in celebration of America’s Independence Day and we’ll be inviting the entire community to join us for daily sports challenges during a weeklong SportsFest,” said Carolyn Muller, Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture.

There are plans to show previous firework displays virtually.

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