July 3rd Fireworks Event at Port Canaveral Cancelled

5/28/2020

July 3rd Fireworks Event at Port Canaveral Cancelled
 
Port Canaveral, FL -  The July 3rd fireworks event scheduled to take place at Port Canaveral has been cancelled to comply with all federal and state recommendations to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
 
“This was a difficult decision and surely disappointing for the thousands of people who for years have enjoyed this annual event at the Port. Considering the logistical challenges of maintaining social distancing with such a large-scale event, and to promote the safety and well-being of our employees, our Cove merchants, their employees and guests, and the community at large this was the responsible decision to make,” said Port CEO Capt. John Murray. 
 
The Canaveral Port Authority’s decision to cancel its fireworks celebration follows similar cancellation decisions made by the cities of Cocoa, Cocoa Beach and Rockledge.
 
The July 3rd celebration and fireworks display at Port Canaveral has been a long-standing annual tradition and a collaborative effort of the Canaveral Port Authority and the Port’s Cove Merchants Association. The event consists of free family-oriented entertainment on the lawn of Exploration Tower followed by a twenty-minute fireworks display over the Canaveral Harbor.
 
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Led by the elected five-member Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners and Port Director and CEO, Captain John Murray, Port Canaveral is one of the world's most dynamic and exciting ports. A world-class gateway for cruises, cargo, recreation and logistics, as well as a gateway to new frontiers in space, Port Canaveral hosts nearly 5 million revenue cruise passengers through its state-of-the-art terminals and 6 million tons of cargo annually, including bulk, break-bulk, project, and containerized. The Port is strategically located to service all Florida markets, as well as the Southeastern United States. In addition to world class cruise facilities and diverse cargo operations, PortCanaveral offers more recreational opportunities than all other Florida deep-water seaports combined. For more information, visit www.PortCanaveral.com