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July 4 Downtown Freedom Fest fireworks canceled

Emmis Communications says this year's July 4th Downtown Freedom Fest and accompanying fireworks display has been canceled.
Fireworks in downtown Indianapolis during Freedom Fest 2018. (Photo provided by iWitness user Walruswp)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Emmis Communications says this year's July 4th Downtown Freedom Fest and accompanying fireworks display has been canceled.

Organizers said there were two main factors in their decision: social distancing and public health concerns, and the deployment of financial resources in the current economic environment.

Although other options were considered, organizers say they believe cancelation is the best decision.

The summer tradition is expected to return in 2021.