Powder Springs cancels Fourth of July celebration, fireworks show

Powder Springs is the third Cobb County city to call off its celebration of Independence Day.

The city said Friday on its Facebook page that restrictions on public gatherings related to the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to make the "difficult decision" to cancel SpringsFest on the 4th.

Powder Springs said it will investigate other ways to commemorate the holiday and that event organizers will focus on hosting the traditional event in July 2021.

Powder Springs' decision comes on the heels of Marietta announcing last week that it will not hold its annual Fourth of July event. Kennesaw also rescheduled its event to Sept. 12.

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“The decision was made to keep residents, visitors, and employees of the city safe as the novel coronavirus continues to spread, leading to infections, hospitalizations and deaths within the state and across the country,” the city of Powder Springs said.

Powder Springs said the decision to cancel the event was made after discussions were held with sponsors, city staff and City Council members. Those council members, the city said, “unanimously voiced their agreement” to cancel the event.

Residents can keep track of information about other Powder Springs events by visiting the city's website.

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