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City of Cortez will host annual Fourth of July events

Live music, food trucks, and fireworks are in store
A finale of fireworks burst over the park for the Fourth of July celebration Tuesday in Cortez’s Parque de Vida. Sam Green/Special to The Journal

Every year, the Fourth of July is a time of celebration for America, and the city of Cortez is no exception. This year’s celebration is set to include live music, a car show, food trucks, and a dazzling fireworks display brought to life by Cortez Fire Protection District.

The celebration will begin at 4 p.m. with the car show in Centennial Park on Mildred Avenue, hosted by BumzAroden car club president Richard Terrill, according to a news release from the city of Cortez. The crowd will vote on which car has the Most American Spirit.

Classic rock band Flash Back will perform at 7 p.m. Attendees can enjoy food and beverages from Smashed Lemonade, Sneaky Snacks, and Sweet Water Gypsies while watching the performance and fireworks show, set to begin at dusk.

The fireworks show will last for approximately 20 minutes, and will be set off from the field in Parque de Vida.

The release reminds attendees that no alcohol is permitted in the park for this event. Personal fireworks are also not permitted. Mildred Ave. and Roger Smith Ave. will be closed starting at 3 p.m., and free parking will be available in the recreation center parking lot and the lot by the baseball field. ADA parking will be available in the Parque de Vida parking lot near the intersection of Empire St. and Mildred Ave.