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Mayor's 4th of July Big Bang Celebration Fireworks display postponed

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 21:36:41-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A recent spike of COVID-19 cases in Nueces county is forcing the postponement of the Mayor’s 4th of July Big Bang Celebration Fireworks display, which was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. July 4 this year.

The City of Corpus Christi announced the development Thursday.

The annual event typically hosts hundreds of visitors on the Bayfront to celebrate the holiday.

Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb said the city already is exploring a date in the future in which to hold the ceremony.

“In order to protect our friends and neighbors, we need to postpone the fireworks,” McComb said. “By finding an alternative date, we can protect not only our residents but also those first responders and city employees working the event."

The show is sponsored by H-E-B.

The Annual Corpus Christi Food Truck Summerfest that was also scheduled to take place on July 4 has been postponed too. The event was going to be held at The Water's Edge from noon to 11 p.m. Event organizers are now working to postpone it to another date.