FOXBOROUGH, MA — July 4 events across the country will look different this year thanks to the coronavirus. Many cities and towns have been forced to cancel the annual Independence Day events. Foxborough is no different.
Fireworks were originally scheduled dusk on July 3 at Patriots Place, but the organizers have decided to cancel them.
"In the best interest of the health and safety of our guests and employees and under guidelines from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we have made the decision to postpone the July 3 fireworks show to a future 2020 date," said Brian Earley, the vice president of Patriot Place. "While we have decided to postpone the annual fireworks, we look forward to celebrating the holiday weekend with our guests by safely welcoming them to Patriot Place retail stores, hotels and restaurants offering indoor and outdoor dining."
The annual 10K, 5K and children's "Finish at the 50 presented by Harvard Pilgrim" road races for charity were rescheduled to Sept. 19.
There is one local event to watch: Although the Boston July 4 Fireworks show was canceled, the iconic Boston Pops will still hold a musical performance online. The event will air on Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio, and Boston's WHDH-TV at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 4. Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes will also be available to live stream at Bloomberg.com.
Due to the pandemic, counties or cities may adjust or cancel events at the last minute. Check your event before you go. Know of other events in the area? Post them on the Patch calendar or share details on our free Neighbor Post feature.
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