Wilmington postpones Fourth of July fireworks celebration

Updated: Jun. 3, 2020 at 10:57 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The city of Wilmington on Wednesday announced that its annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration has been postponed due to safety concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials say the fireworks will be rescheduled to a later date, which has not been determined yet.

“The city will continue to monitor the governor’s guidance regarding mass gatherings and hope to hold this celebration at a later date,” officials said.

Thousands of people flock to downtown Wilmington and line up along the Cape Fear River to take in the yearly fireworks show and celebration.

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