The NC 4th of July Festival has canceled all events for Saturday because of potential impacts from Tropical Storm Colin.
"The safety of Festival-goers, vendors, volunteers, emergency workers, and everyone is our highest priority," organizers said in a press release.
Tropical Storm Colin formed overnight just south of Georgetown, South Carolina. It's expected to move up the coast into North Carolina Saturday afternoon. Tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rainfall are expected.
New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties were under a tropical storm warning as of midday Saturday.
The festival is expected to continue on Sunday and Monday. And the firefighters' competition has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday. The opening ceremony will be at 111 E. Nash St. All competitive events are scheduled to occur. Teams are still welcome to register now.
Follow the festival on Facebook for further updates: https://www.facebook.com/nc4thofjulyfestival
This article originally appeared on Wilmington StarNews: NC 4th of July Festival: Tropical Storm Colin cancels Saturday events