Out of an abundance of caution, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has called off their annual Fourth of July concert and food trucks on Navarre Beach.
The concert usually accompanies the Tourist Development Council’s annual fireworks show. The chamber had opted to cancel their children’s parade. Last week the chamber still planned to hold the concert. But after record numbers of new COVID-19 cases recorded yesterday, the chamber sent out a press release cancelling the other festivities
“The decision was not made lightly, but out of an abundance of caution and concern for our community, vendors, entertainers, volunteers and attendees,” the statement reads. “We understand how disappointing this is to many, but it would be nearly impossible to ensure that concert goers could safely follow the social distancing recommendations from the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) on the biggest summer holiday of the year on Navarre Beach.”
The fireworks show is still set for 9 p.m. July 4. Fireworks will be shot from the end of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. The pyrotechnic demonstration will be held rain or shine. Residents and guests are reminded to allow plenty of time to find parking and remember to leave pets at home.
Original, posted June 25:Navarre Beach’s celebration of independence will look a little different this July 4 due to COVID-19. Unlike on other beaches, the festivities have not been cancelled.
Though visitors have returned to the beaches, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has opted to take a precautious approach to the third annual Hometown 4th of July Celebration.
Read the full article in the June 26 issue of Navarre Press.