Photo: Lisa Powell
Photo: Lisa Powell

Dayton cancels annual Lights in Flight Fireworks Festival

>> Coronavrius: Complete Coverage

“We are sad to miss out on opportunities for celebration this summer, but unfortunately festivals do not lend themselves to social distancing,” said Mayor Nan Whaley. “Health and safety remain our top priorities, and the Commission and I look forward to when it is possible for us to spend time together again.”

The fireworks show was scheduled for July 3 at RiverScape MetroPark and will not be rescheduled.

The cancellation also applies to food vendors and live entertainment associated with the festival.

>> Pool openings, fireworks shows in limbo for some Dayton-area cities

“This is yet another difficult decision we have to make,” said Shelley Dickstein, Dayton city manager. “Maintaining the health and safety of our community, vendors and the first responders who make this event possible is our top priority. We look forward to bringing this event back in 2021.” 

Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.