Fireworks canceled in Clayton, Alexandria Bay

Fireworks canceled in Clayton, Alexandria Bay
Fireworks light up the night sky during a performance in Cape Girardeau a couple years ago. (Source: Photo source; KFVS)

CLAYTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Clayton Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that the July 3 fireworks display has been canceled.

Officials said they wanted to avoid large gatherings during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

A post on the chamber’s Facebook page said, “This decision was not taken lightly and we are just as disappointed as you may be. We still encourage you to visit Clayton. Our accommodations, shops, restaurants are now open. It is anticipated that attractions will be opening in Phase 4 tentatively set for June 26th.”

Meanwhile, the Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce also decided to cancel its Fourth of July Fireworks.

“This decision was made after months of careful consideration and countless discussions with county legislators. We understand the upset and disappointment this cancellation may cause, but we cannot disobey state guidelines. We will still be actively promoting Alexandria Bay as OPEN to visitors, and hope the introduction of phase four this weekend will go as planned,” the chamber said.

If you have donated to the event, the chamber will be in contact by the end of this week. You will have the option to receive a full refund or apply your donation to the 2021 firework display.

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