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Tehachapi cancels fireworks celebration

City of Tehachapi
Posted at 4:10 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 11:50:41-04

TEHACHAPI, Calif. — The City of Tehachapi has decided to cancel its fireworks display scheduled for this Saturday in light of Governor Gavin Newsom's new recommendations and concerns about large crowds from neighboring areas.

In a statement, the city said: "This unfortunate decision took into consideration the cancellation of fireworks displays in surrounding communities in the San Joaquin Valley, Eastern Kern County and Antelope Valley, leaving Tehachapi as the only-remaining municipal fireworks display within 100 miles. The anticipated thousands of additional viewers converging on our small community to watch this display created additional public health and public safety concerns for our residents."

The city is working with the fireworks vendor to schedule the display at a later date.