WORCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — There will be no fireworks put on by the City of Worcester this Fourth of July, for the second year in a row, because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Worcester Chamber of Commerce, the city and business sponsors made the cancelation announcement on Wednesday.
Officials said this was not the outcome they were hoping for but they're being cautious. "As exponentially more and more people become fully vaccinated, we certainly believe that better days are on the horizon. We’re so close, but we can’t give up now. We feel it is still too soon to be among big crowds," said Chamber President and CEO Timothy P. Murray.
Murray went on to say they're confident the family-friendly event will be back in 2022.
Alternatively, the Worcester Red Sox, who will play their inaugural season at Polar Park this summer, will host fireworks in July.
Officials said the team will set off fireworks Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during July 4th weekend.
“We will hope to have fireworks at Polar Park July 2, 3, and 4, and we all hope that, by then, we can welcome even more families to their new summer home,” said Dr. Charles Steinberg, President of the Worcester Red Sox.