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Southwest Harbor 4th of July fireworks canceled due to coronavirus

Acadia's Annual Oktoberfests' 25th season celebration postponed until 2021.
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SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — The Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce Board has canceled its annual Fourth of July fireworks display for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

"We are all concerned about the health and safety of our residents, seasonal workers and our visitors," Board President Ruth Davis said. "Therefore, we are canceling events where large gatherings would naturally form, because we are not allowed large gatherings now and do not know when that ruling will be lifted."

The Chamber of Commerce Board has also postponed Acadia's Annual Oktoberfests' 25th season celebration to 2021 due to the long lead time needed for organizing the event. 

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This story has been updated to reflect a correction that fireworks have been canceled in Southwest Harbor only.

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