Michiana cities, organizations cancelling or postponing July 4 fireworks
Several cities, towns and organizations have started announcing the cancellation or postponement of their July 4 celebrations and fireworks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Akron, Indiana - The Akron Chamber of Commerce, Akron 4th of July Committee and with the support of the Akron Town Council, jointly announce that the Akron 4th of July Parade, Akron Fireworks, and associated events scheduled for July 4, 2020 have been postponed. This year’s parade will move to the Akron Summer’s End Festival slated for Saturday, September 26, 2020. The fireworks will not take place in 2020 but will be held with a possible bigger display at the 2021 Akron 4th of July festivities.
Baroda, Mich. - The Baroda Township Board voted to cancel the July 3 Fireworks display due to concerns for the health and safety of the participants and the first responders who organize the event.
LaPorte, Indiana - The La Porte Jaycees announced the arts and crafts fair on June 27 and the annual Fourth of July fireworks have been cancelled. The 4th of July Parade will be postponed and the new date will coincide with the Sunflower Fair in September.
South Haven, Michigan - One city, South Haven, has cancelled its July 3rd fireworks due to higher than normal lake levels, which would make it unsafe for pyrotechnics experts to stage the show, according to city officials.
Topeka, Indiana - The Topeka, Indiana Chamber of Commerce announced their annual 4th of July festivities have been cancelled.