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Posted on: June 10, 2020

City of Durham Cancels July 4th Fireworks Due to COVID-19

fireworks shoot up over Durham Bulls Athletic Park

After careful consideration, the Durham Bulls and Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) have canceled Durham’s Annual July 4th Celebration to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The baseball game and fireworks display draws thousands of people to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park every year and in light of the state and local safer-at-home orders limiting the number of people in mass gatherings and the recent data provided by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), the event was canceled to protect the health and safety of residents and visitors.

“This was not an easy decision as we look forward to hosting this family-oriented event each year to include a day of baseball, food, fun, and fireworks,” said DPR Interim Director Joy Guy. “However, safety is our number one priority, and we must adhere to the regulations of state and local officials, and the guidance from public health experts, specifically the NCDHHS.”

To check ongoing and rescheduled events, visit the Durham Parks and Recreation website here and the Durham Bulls website here.

About Durham Parks and Recreation
Durham Parks and Recreation provides opportunities for the Durham community to Play More by connecting our whole community to wellness, the outdoors, and lifelong learning. To learn more about Durham Parks and Recreation, visit us online, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or call (919) 560-4355.

About the Durham Bulls
Locally owned and operated by Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., the Durham Bulls are the Triple-A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Fans can learn about the team, our involvement in the community and upcoming events at Durham Bulls Athletic Park by visiting our website, following us on our social channels (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) or calling 919-956-BULL.

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