This morning it was announced that this year’s July 4th Downtown Freedom Fest and accompanying fireworks display has been canceled.
The cancellation was announced by Emmis Communications.
A statement from Emmis explaining the cancellation said, “After much consideration, the difficult decision has been made to cancel this year’s July 4th Downtown Freedom Fest and accompanying fireworks display. This is not a decision we enter into lightly. Over its 50 year history, the IPL Downtown Freedom Fest has attracted tens of thousands to downtown Indianapolis annually. There were two main factors in our decision: health and public safety concerns, and the deployment of financial resources in the current economic environment.”
Freedom Fest in Indianapolis joins the list of several central Indiana area 4th of July events that have canceled due to Coronavirus concerns.