Cities across the country are ditching fireworks and opting for a more environmentally friendly patriotic celebration with a drone light show.
Both Salt Lake City, Utah, and Boulder, Colorado, will be celebrating the 4th of July with its first drone show. Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said drones are a “safe and sustainable alternative to fireworks.”
“As temperatures rise and fire danger increases, we must be conscientious of both our air quality and the potential for wildfires,” Mendenhall said in a press release. “The summer holiday shows are a mainstay for Salt Lakers and we’re excited about adapting to new technology which will provide a safe alternative for our residents and visitors.”
Every year, Utah will have between 800 to 1,000 wildfires, according to the Utah Department of Public Safety.
The city of Boulder stated in a Facebook post the…