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
“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
SARASOTA BAYFRONT- 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)