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'A' Mountain fireworks show postponed

Posted at 12:33 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 21:30:55-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The "A" Mountain fireworks show scheduled for Independence Day has been postponed.

The City of Tucson made the announcement Tuesday, attributing the postponement to the recent rise in coronavirus cases and extreme fire danger.

“The Mayor and Council and the City Management Team have taken significant measures to protect the community and our employees throughout the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. With the recent large spike in COVID cases and the current administrative order to postpone re-opening our City facilities to August 3, postponing the event at this time is the right decision to ensure that we stay on track slowing the spread and for our planned re-opening,” said City Manager Michael Ortega, in a statement. “It is our intent to hold the event sometime in the future, when we can all safely come together, to celebrate coming out of this time of crisis and our return to a new normal for our community.”

A news release will be issued and announcements made via the City’s web and social media platforms when the event is rescheduled.

The city has not announced a new date for the fireworks show.

Casino del Sol has canceled a planned July 3 fireworks display, a casino spokesperson told KGUN9 Tuesday.