FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — City officials announced on Wednesday the Fourth of July downtown fireworks show is postponed.
The event was originally scheduled for 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 at the Indiana Michigan Power Center in downtown Fort Wayne.
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The announcement comes shortly after Governor Eric Holcomb announced Indiana will begin Stage 4.5 of the Back On Track plan.
Officials say two contributing factors led to this decision.
Local leaders have been made aware of other gatherings and possible demonstrations scheduled for Saturday in some of the areas where many visitors gather to watch the fireworks display.
City leaders said they also have concerns about continued local COVID-19 cases and the challenges of proper social distancing at the event.
For the overall safety of the public, the decision was made to postpone the fireworks show.
The Sponsors of the event, the City of Fort Wayne, Allen County Board of Commissioners, NAI Hanning & Bean and the Three Rivers Festival serve as sponsors for the fireworks display say they hope to reschedule the event for later this year.