SUGAR HILL — Today we have learned of another victim of the coronavirus…. Sugar Hill’s annual Sparks in the Park event.  The event which was originally supposed to take place on July 3 was rescheduled to August 1 amid concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on events placed by Governor Brian Kemp.

The City of Sugar Hill made the decision on Wednesday to completely cancel this year’s event saying that the decision was a difficult one and “comes after careful deliberation and consideration of the scale of the event, the number of positive cases of COVID-19, and the health and welfare of our community, guests, staff, volunteers and vendors that make this night possible.”

The annual event is always held on July 3 in celebration of our nation’s Independence Day.  The event which is held at E.E. Robinson Park draws close to 10,000 people who come to enjoy all that the Sparks in the Park event has to offer.  People from all over the area converge on the park for the food trucks, inflatables, live entertainment, and for the main attraction…one of the largest fireworks displays in the county.

City Manager Paul Radford said, “We are deeply disappointed to announce the cancellation of the Sparks in the Park event. We know that the community looks forward to this event yearly, but it is with the public health and safety of our community in mind that we make this difficult but responsible decision.”

Mayor Steve Edwards added, “We look forward to continuing this community tradition with the 2021 version of Sparks in the Park that will be an unequaled, unrivaled and fun-filled event for all ages! We are counting down the days until July 3, 2021, when we can gather together again to celebrate our country and our freedom.”

The City of Sugar Hill stresses that they remain committed to the community and the health of the community.  The City appreciates everyone’s patience and support as they work to plan future events while keeping the community’s health and safety as the top priority. More information about future events can be found on the city’s website.

— Staff Reports


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    • jean van -

    • July 8, 2020 at 17:19 pm

    I really wish you would consider making wearing mask mandatory when out in public for Sugar Hill. I sit in the Kroger( Sugar Hill) parking lot waiting on my grocery pick and and watch many people coming out of the store with no mask. They are the reason we are still not going out in public. I have not been inside a store since the last of February.

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