The City of Cambridge has announced their annual Independence Day fireworks display has been canceled.
“It is with great disappointment we are announcing the 4th of July fireworks have been canceled due to the COVID-19 health crisis.” the city said in a statement.
Officials say with the state only in stage one of reopening, they will not be able to hold a large social gathering by July 4th. The Governor’s Roadmap to Recovery says “large social gatherings” won’t be permitted until stage 3.
The City’s statement stresses the decision was also made due to the financial deadline looming.
“The city had to make a decision on the fireworks contract by June 1 or risk losing the city’s deposit; therefore, we had to unfortunately decide now to cancel the show.” the statement said.