ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A drone company tested out its devices ahead of a drone light show for the Fourth of July celebration in Aspen.

City leaders swapped out fireworks for the drones because of high fire danger in the region.

(credit: Great Lakes Drone Company)

The performance which will include 50 drones is scheduled to start at 9:15 p.m. and will last between 10 to 15 minutes. The devices will fly around in patriotic shapes to patriotic music.

A block party will precede the drone light show from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and will raise money for the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department.

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The event is free to the public, but food and drink proceeds will go to the AVFD and Mountain Rescue.


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