According to Action News Jax:
There will be no Fourth of July fireworks in Jacksonville Beach this year, city leaders have decided.
After the decision, Jacksonville Beach City Council member Cory Nichols wrote on Facebook, “No Jax Beach 4th of July fireworks this year! I fought like heck to delay this decision to no avail. Thoughts?”
Nichols told Action News Jax the cancellation was Jacksonville Beach Mayor Charlie Latham’s decision and he decided to cancel due to the fact there is still a state of emergency in effect and he doesn’t want to attract a crowd to Jacksonville Beach.
The City of Jacksonville is discussing their July 4th fireworks celebration on Tuesday, so Nichols said it’s likely they will cancel as well following suit. He believes Jacksonville Beach leaders should have waited for City of Jacksonville leaders’ decision first.
When asked what he thought about the cancellation, Nichols said, “With everything else going on, I think we need something to bring the country together.”