SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Cal Expo has officially announced that this year’s Fourth of July fireworks celebration has been canceled.
Officials say the decision was made based on coronavirus concerns -and will allow them to save money in what they are calling “financially uncertain times.”READ MORE: CAISO Cautiously Optimistic Lights Will Stay On, But Rolling Blackouts Still Possible This Summer
However, they are expanding their State Fair Food Festival to-go program on July 3.READ MORE: Stockton Police Chief Praises Hero Neighbor Who Saved Little Boy During Deadly Shooting
During that time, families will also have the opportunity to pick up pre-ordered Independence Day light-up toys to help them celebrate at home.MORE NEWS: Sacramento County Man Suspected Of Selling Illegal Fireworks Arrested
The fireworks show’s cancellation is the latest Fourth of July celebration to fall victim to the coronavirus. Some cities – like Elk Grove – still plan on holding a socially distant fireworks show, however.