Coronavirus: Kettering cancels Fraze Pavilion’s 2020 season, July 4 fireworks

The city of Kettering has canceled the 2020 season at the Fraze Pavilion and its Go 4th Fireworks Independence Day celebration due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city announced Tuesday evening.

Anyone who purchased tickets for the upcoming season of concerts and events at the 4,300-seat outdoor amphitheater from the Fraze FanFare box office, Etix online or over the phone automatically will receive a full refund within 14 days, according to information posted on the venue’s website.

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The city said it was not an easy decision to cancel Fraze’s season.

“Fraze Pavilion is a big part of what makes Kettering home! Know that we will continue to follow the direction and information provided by the CDC, Montgomery County Public Health and the Ohio Department of Health when reopening the facility in a way that is focused on the health and safety of our artists, guests and team,” the statement read.

The cities of Dayton and Fairborn also have canceled fireworks displays.

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In addition to the cancellation of the Fraze Pavilion’s season and fireworks event, the Adventure Reef Water Park and splash pad at J.F. Kennedy Park will not open this year, and all summer camps and sports programs are canceled.

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All indoor facilities of Kettering’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department will remain closed until further notice: the Kettering Recreation Complex (including the main pool), Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center, Kettering Fitness and Wellness Center, Habitat Environmental Center; and Rosewood Arts Centre.

Refunds for any tickets, passes or enrollments will be processed automatically within the next two weeks, the city said.

Anyone with questions or who needs to reach Fraze Pavilion should email or leave a voice mail by calling 937-296-3300.

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