With Independence Day fireworks now coming to an end, many cities in the Western United States are talking about the wildfire liability that comes with the use of fireworks over drought-stricken land. The alternative to fireworks? Well, possibly drones. This year in Aspen, Colorado, the city put on its annual Fourth of July show using drones outfitted with LED lights instead of fireworks. Debbie Braun, President of the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, said, “This year we realized it was a low snow year, so we realized we were going to be at risk. So we started innovating, and that is how we came upon the drone show.” She added, “It [was] a fabulous alternative to fireworks, which we really think is going to be the new norm going forward.” To watch some video from the company that launched this drone show in Aspen, click here.