St. Helena’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show has been canceled for the second straight year.
The 2020 show was canceled in order to avoid the spread of COVID-19. On Tuesday the City Council canceled this year’s show due to the pandemic, the risk of wildfire during what’s expected to be a very dry spring and summer, the water shortage, and the estimated cost of $50,000 when city finances are trying to recover from the pandemic.
“The last thing we need is another fire right now,” said Councilmember Eric Hall.
St. Helena Parks & Rec is planning other safe and socially distanced Fourth of July events like a Bike Parade and a Front Yard Fourth.
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