COVID-19 cases continue to spike in Pinellas County and throughout the state of Florida. City officials are exercising caution and have opted to cancel the annual 4th of July fireworks display in St. Petersburg.
“In an effort to take preventative measures against COVID-19 by avoiding large gatherings, this year’s July 4th fireworks display has been cancelled,” City Officials wrote in a tweet on June 17. “We appreciate your patience as we prioritize the public health, safety and well-being of our city’s residents and visitors.”
The ‘Burg’s waterfront park system is typically overwhelmed with spectators during the 4th of July. Officials have decided it’s in the best interested of public health and safety to skip the display this year.
Tampa has also canceled its “Boom By The Bay” Fireworks celebration.