If you were planning on going to Davenport’s Star Spangled Extravaganza,” on July 3rd I have some bad news for you. It is officially postponed. This comes after only a couple of weeks prior where they confirmed it was happening.

In a press release the City of Davenport went on to say,

Out of an abundance of caution, “Davenport’s Star Spangled Extravaganza,” a riverfront fireworks display scheduled for July 3 has been postponed.

Scott County has reported a rising number of COVID-19 cases in recent days and on the advice of Dr. Louis Katz of the Scott County Health Department, City officials decided to postpone the fireworks show to a later date. The planned fireworks were in response to community outcry for a fireworks event after “Red, White & Boom” was canceled earlier this year.

This is just another event in a long list of things canceled due to Covid-19. The release went on to state,

“With the recent rise in cases in Scott County, the City has determined it best to postpone the Star Spangled Extravaganza” Mayor Mike Matson said. “We know that fireworks on the Fourth of July is a beloved tradition and that this decision this will disappoint some people, but this is all for the safety of our community.”

While the Star Spangled Extravaganza has been postponed, City leaders encourage residents to use caution when celebrating the Fourth of July holiday. Public health officials recommend that those who are gathering at social events over the weekend continue to avoid large gatherings and maintain proper social distancing. Those celebrating with fireworks must do so in the legally prescribed times of 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 3 and 4.

Further details on when the event will be rescheduled will be released at a later date.

Many are sure to be upset at this news. Hopefully one of these days we will see some good news around the corner.

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