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Entertainment Tampa likely to cancel July 4th fireworks show

01:56  23 may  2020
01:56  23 may  2020 Source:   tampabay.com

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TAMPA — When she announced the rebranding and expansion of Tampa ’s July 4 th fireworks show last year, newly-elected Mayor Jane Castor The rebranding of the event followed two disappointing years of glitch-ridden July 4 th shows . Castor’s move was seen as a way to put her mark on the

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Kissimmee city officials have canceled the city’s 4 th of July fireworks show . City officials did not want crowds to gathering during the pandemic. The fireworks show was supposed to be held at Kissimmee Lakefront Park. More than 12,000 people were expected to attend the show .

TAMPA — When she announced the rebranding and expansion of Tampa’s July 4th fireworks show last year, newly-elected Mayor Jane Castor said “Boom by the Bay” would be a great start to her new administration.

fireworks at night: Fireworks light up the sky last year high above the Channel District in downtown Tampa. © Times/Tampa Bay Times/TNS Fireworks light up the sky last year high above the Channel District in downtown Tampa.

“I want to kick off my time in office with a big bang,” Castor said.

That rebranding followed two disappointing years of glitch-ridden July 4th shows. Castor’s move was a way to put her mark on the holiday, much like her predecessor Bob Buckhorn’s St. Patrick’s Day River O’ Green.

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The city will stage a fireworks show this summer, but will cancel other July 4 activities. While the overall celebration will be scaled back, Gonzalez said the fireworks display will be getting a boost. The City Council took some of the savings from other event cancellations to make the show bigger and

What a difference a year makes. Friday, Castor said because of the coronavirus pandemic, the fireworks show will almost certainly not happen this year.

“We did not plan on Boom by the Bay right now,” Castor said on a Caf 1/4 u00e8 con Tampa Facebook Live appearance. “We don’t intend to bring that large crowd together right now, but again, there’s so many unknowns with this virus.”

Castor did hedge a bit, saying that the city pulled off the planning for last year’s event in “three or four days.”

Her spokeswoman Ashley Bauman said that the city is considering a virtual fireworks show, but nothing definite has been decided.

Across the bay, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman hasn’t decided on the fate of his city’s fireworks show, said spokesman Ben Kirby.

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Special post- fireworks trains will operate from San Francisco to San Jose making all weekend local stops. If you plan on attending the Thursday, July 4 th firework show on the waterfront in San Francisco, BART is On July 5, some commute trains will be cancelled due to expected low ridership.

Companies Phantom Fireworks and Fireworks by Gucci have donated nearly million worth of pyrotechnics for the occasion, according to WTOP. The fireworks themselves start at 9:20 p.m. You can live stream the NYC July Fourth fireworks on NBCNewYork.com, but you’ll need a cable login.

Clearwater has also canceled its event due to the pandemic. The City Council voted Thursday to forgo its fireworks show.

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