It was recently announced that the city of Northfield has chosen to cancel its annual 4th of July fireworks display. This decision was made due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and large gathering restrictions.

Ben Martig, a Northfield city administrator, said, “'It was a sad decision and we know people will be disappointed but the Minnesota Department of Health has indicated that large outdoor gatherings of more than 250 people still pose significant risk to spread COVID-19.'”

According to a post from the city of Northfield, they do not think it would be realistic to limit the number of people allowed to gather and watch the fireworks display this 4th of July.

This is really sad news! I always love watching fireworks for the 4th of July and many cities are deciding to cancel their fireworks displays this year due to the pandemic. I'm guessing that vendors selling legal fireworks in Minnesota are going to be really popular this year because of the lack of fireworks displays.

We have a guide to what Southeastern Minnesota cities are still hosting fireworks displays and which are canceled. You can find that list HERE.

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