2021 River of Fire fireworks display cancelled

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TRI-CITIES, Wash. — The City of Kennewick announced Wednesday night that the 2021 River of Fire fireworks show has been cancelled, amid uncertainty about hosting large gatherings.

The fireworks display, planned for July 4, has now been cancelled for the second straight year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Officials say the decision was difficult to make.

“It’s disheartening to cancel this celebration, however we understand the unknowns of our phased reopening and evolving guidelines make planning for an event of this size and scale at a major venue like Columbia Park challenging,” said Kennewick City Manager Marie Mosley.

The City of Kennewick says there are plans to host the show in 2022.