Following consultation with department heads, state leaders and other municipalities, Mayor Phil Fisher has made the very difficult decision to cancel the Family Fireworks Extravaganza scheduled for July 4 at Traceway Park.
Due to the anticipated attendance of over 5,000 attendees to this annual event in Traceway Park, it would be very challenging to implement and enforce any type of social distancing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
As with any large-scale event, there are logistical deadlines that need to be met in order to have a successful event including the ordering of fireworks, equipment needs, vendors, sponsors and more. Also, for the safety of attendees and staff, a decision on how to move forward with the event had to be made. All of these needs were taken in to account when making this very difficult decision.
“Public Safety is our main concern and while this was a tough decision, we are disappointed that this popular annual event can’t go on, we felt that this was the most responsible decision when it comes to protecting our community and our staff,” said Clinton Mayor Phil Fisher. “We hope to host another event in the fall that will bring together our community and the scheduled acts, once our state can move safely past the concerns regarding COVID-19.”
This year’s event was to feature two Clinton natives, Eddie Cotton and Jarekus Singleton. Both performers are well known across the country for their hard hitting, deep driving blues lyrics and tunes. Scheduled to produce the show was Clinton based Vault Entertainment. Both the production company and the artists remain under contract for an event once the COVID-19 concerns sunside