Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier announced the cancellation of this year's 4th of July fireworks display on Facebook Tuesday:
Notice: After much discussion and consideration, a decision has been made to cancel the July 4 fireworks display. I want to again thank SickleFin Charters for offering to sponsor this year’s show and look forward to working with them in the future! While we all enjoy celebrating Independence Day with a colorful pyrotechnics show, we also have a more immediate responsibility to maintain a healthy and safe environment during these challenging times. Our public safety staff worked hard to find ways to have the show and keep everyone safe but in the end we didn’t feel 100% comfortable that could be accomplished under the circumstances. As disappointing as this is...there will be another more appropriate time to gather and celebrate with a fireworks show. Until such time, let’s do everything possible to make sure our island community remains part of the solution and not part of the problem. Note: The DI Veterans Association will hold its July 4 ceremony at Water Tower Plaza at 11am. Appropriate measures will be taken to ensure social distancing. Please plan to join them!