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City of Milwaukee cancels traditional Fourth of July celebrations

4th of July parades across southeast Wisconsin [PHOTOS]
Posted at 12:59 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 14:11:42-04

MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee has canceled all Fourth of July celebrations including parades, picnics, and fireworks.

The city made the announcement Monday after the July 3 Lakefront Fireworks were canceled due to COVID-19.

“After 40 plus years of being involved in the 4th of July celebration this is a tough decision but the only right one,” Fourth of July Commission Chair Cheryl Cieciwa said. “We are disappointed we will not be gathering with our friends and neighbors to celebrate the 4th this year, but we look forward to resuming this cherished Milwaukee tradition in 2021.”

The festivities have taken place at more than a dozen Milwaukee County parks since 1911. This year, however, locals won't be able to take part.

However, fourth of July festivities are scheduled to resume in 2021.

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