The fireworks are on – but the rest of the Independence Day festivities at Copper Sky are up in the air right now.

The Great American 4th celebration with pyrotechnics is an annual holiday tradition in Maricopa, and that will not change this year, though residents will be watching from their cars or homes. The skies will light up, beginning at 9 p.m., to mark the 244th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

In past years, however, the event has included food vendors and entertainment in the park.

But this year’s plans are being developed amid public health guidelines that discourage the gathering of large groups of people to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The city will decide on June 15 if other Fourth activities will be hosted, according to communications coordinator Luis Vila.