Today, Durham announced that their annual July 4th Celebration has been cancelled.
The details were announced in a press release Wednesday morning:
After careful consideration, the Durham Bulls and Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) have canceled Durham’s Annual July 4th Celebration to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The baseball game and fireworks display draws thousands of people to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park every year and in light of the state and local safer-at-home orders limiting the number of people in mass gatherings and the recent data provided by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), the event was canceled to protect the health and safety of residents and visitors.
“This was not an easy decision as we look forward to hosting this family-oriented event each year to include a day of baseball, food, fun, and fireworks,” said DPR Interim Director Joy Guy. “However, safety is our number one priority, and we must adhere to the regulations of state and local officials, and the guidance from public health experts, specifically the NCDHHS.”