Independence Day

Star-Spangled Banished, Cities Canceling Fireworks Ahead of July 4th

May 21, 2020

By: Rick Wilks and Staff

Ahead of Independence Day, cities around the State, are canceling their fireworks events. We are still awaiting Tampa and St.Pete’s decisions and will update the cancelation list below.

“We’re living in different times and we’re going have to cancel it this year,”Altamonte Springs City Manager Frank Martz said

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“When you have a quarter-million people all in one place, at this time, it goes against the governor’s directives, and certainly it goes against good common sense,” Martz said.

Cancellations of July 4th Fireworks:

ORLANDO – Orlando Mayor, Buddy Dyer, has canceled the 4th of July fireworks at Eola Park because of Covid-19 guideline concerns with such a large attendance. This event normally would attract over 120,000 spectators. 

CLERMONT – All events have been canceled

HAINES CITY – Thunder on the Ridge has been canceled

INVERNESS – Patriotic Evening has been canceled

LAKELAND – The City of Lakeland has cancelled their annual Red, White & Kaboom 4th of July event. 

CELEBRATION – Star Spangeled Spectacular has been canceled 

VENICE – The 4th of July Fireworks have been canceled by the city.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS – Red Hot & Boom has been canceled

SANFORD – Canceled

FLAGLER BEACH & PALM COAST – The annual Independence Day Festivities have been canceled.

ST. AUGUSTINE – Canceled, but may reschedule for later date

SIESTA KEY- Canceled


JACKSONVILLE – Still pending

DAYTONA – Still pending

NEW YORK CITY – Macy’s said the “show will go on” for their annual 4th of July Spectacular (We can social distance and watch it on TV)

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