The annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza has been canceled by the City of Germantown.“Each year, our fireworks show draws tens of thousands of people to Municipal Park, and it’s certainly a treasured community event. Ultimately, the community’s safety is our number one priority, and we must adhere to state and local health directives which say large public events are not allowed and aren’t likely to be allowed for some time,” said Germantown Parks and Recreation director Pam Beasley. “We look forward to the return of this celebratory event in 2021.”
With the annual fireworks display drawing such large crowds, acceptable social distancing measures would be difficult, if not impossible to maintain between those in attendance, the city explained in a statement.
“While this is an annual event we look forward to every summer, we must continue to keep public health at the forefront,” said Germantown Mayor Mike Palazzolo. “We can still celebrate our nation’s independence and will continue to look forward to a day when it is safe for us to gather as a community again.”
The Germantown Charity Horse Show has also been canceled.