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Coronado cancels 2020 Fourth of July celebrations

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 14:08:56-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Coronado is canceling its Independence Day celebrations this July due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The city's Fourth of July Committee and city leaders decided this week to cancel the 72nd annual Fourth of July parade and fireworks display, in addition to other events ike the 12K and 5K run/walk, fun run, rough-water swim, community vendors, and Art in the Park and concert events.

“This is the City’s biggest holiday celebration of the year,” City Manager Blair King said. “Unfortunately, it was a decision that had to be made.”

The city said there's not enough time to get the needed equipment to properly regulate crowds in accordance with existing stay-at-home and social distancing orders.

“In the current uncertain environment and not knowing when things will return to a more normal pace, it is best to make the decision now rather than wait any longer,” King added.

Coronado's annual celebration attracts more than 100,000 people together for the July 4th celebrations, according to the city.

The city's fireworks display is not part of San Diego's Big Bay Boom fireworks show, which has yet to be canceled.