4th of July festivities canceled, fireworks still planned for City of Pikeville

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (MTN) — Although Pikeville’s 4th of July festivities are canceled this year, the fireworks display will continue as planned but with new safety guidelines to keep viewers safe.

According to a release from the City of Pikeville, officials say the health and safety of citizens are of utmost importance and they are taking all necessary steps to provide a successful 4th of July event this year.

The release continues to say that all festivities have been canceled, but the annual fireworks display will still go on as planned starting Saturday, July 4th around 10 pm.

Pikeville city officials are encouraging viewers to remain in their cars and to practice social distancing if they are in need of exiting their vehicles.

If you have recently traveled outside of the state to an area that is known to have experienced a large outbreak of COVID-19, you should stay home to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19, the release says.

Mountain Top News will provide a live Facebook feed of the fireworks show for those who are not able to attend this year.