First the bad news: Pop goes the Fort at Biggs Park will not happen this year because of coronavirus and the related restrictions that have been placed on people and events.

The good news is there is still going to be a firework show from the park, but it will be less than traditional -- also because of coronavirus and the related restrictions that have been placed on people and events.

Fort Bliss MWR, which coordinates the annual Pop Goes the Fort event, is still working things out and nailing down some details, but here’s what I know so far:

• Fireworks will be launched from Biggs Park, but Biggs will not be open to the public.
• The display will be entirely in the sky so everyone who parks along Biggs can see them.
• The show will be livestreamed for those who prefer to remain safely ensconced in their home.

Sadly, because it’s a fireworks-only minimized version of Pop Goes the Fort, the rocket’s red glare won’t be accompanied by the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. But, hey, at least it’s something. Coronavirus has already taken so much from us. And there’s always next year. (Fingers crossed).

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