The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce and Suncoast Charities for Children announced that both organizations have decided to cancel their July 4 fireworks displays. In a joint statement, organizers for both events indicated that public safety, social distancing guidelines, and crowd management in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic played a major role in this difficult decision.
The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce has organized the Siesta Key Community Fireworks display for more than 30 years. Suncoast Charities for Children, in partnership with Marina Jack, has organized and produced the July 4 bayfront fireworks for the past 12 years. Organizers for both events hope to bring the events back next year, in 2021.