Collier County holding drive-in Independence Day light show Friday-Sunday

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Drive-in light show. Photo via Chaz Everett

As the July 4 weekend approaches celebrations will look different this year with the coronavirus spreading.

This year Collier County will be holding a drive-in light show at the Collier County fairgrounds that begins Friday night and runs until Sunday.

It will be a unique way to celebrate Independence Day with lasers, music, video light shows and live performers coming together to make it possible.

The idea originated from a Southwest Florida man who has been producing shows like this professionally.

Chad Everett has put on shows like this for theme parks and even the Super Bowl but when the coronavirus hit his business, like many others, he stopped.

He put his passion to work and created smaller-scale shows in his front yard to bring joy to anyone in Southwest Florida.

When that started attracting too many people he partnered with the Collier County fairgrounds for his first-ever drive-in show.

“It’s going to start off bringing us back to when the first man landed on the moon…it’s going to be a choreographed show theatrical visual for that, then it’s going to go into the story of Space X with the rocket taking off with amazing music and then it’s going to go to the future. We’re going to go to out of this world with performers with LED costumes and then from that, it’s going to go into dance music and fun music everyone will know,” said Everett, who works at Galaxy Productions.

The three-night event kicks off Friday at 8:15 p.m. Thursday.

The fairgrounds is selling tickets online and will cap each night to 300 cars so you can keep your distance from other families and groups.

You can view the website to purchase tickets here.

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