COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus’ highly-anticipated Independence Day firework show will not go on as planned for the second year in a row.
Red, White & Boom! organizers announced Thursday the event won’t get a permit in time from the city of Columbus for it’s originally scheduled date, May 2.
“While disappointed Central Ohioans will not be able to attend the largest fireworks show in the Midwest on its original date, the Board of Trustees for RW&B! has committed to continue working with Mayor Ginther’s office to find an appropriate alternative date, either in late summer or early fall,” organizers wrote in a statement.
The show was canceled last year after city officials expressed concerns over COVID-19.
Red, White & Boom draws more than 400,000 visitors a year, according to its website. This year would have been the event’s 40th show.