Fireworks Schedules Change

Residents in Lynn Haven hoping to see fireworks this 4th of July are more likely to catch mother nature's version.

Heavy rains Wednesday, and a wet forecast Thursday caused Lynn Haven to be the first to cancel all festivities.

"We have so many people involved in such a large celebration, that a we are watching the weather, but we need to make give people time to let everyone know and make alternative plans," said events coordinator Tracy Jones.

They have rescheduled for labor day weekend.

Rain has not dampened Panama City plans.
"If it rains it rains, we are used to it, and we are prepared for it. So the fireworks will shoot whether it's raining for not. We have one of the largest shows in northwest Florida and we are expecting a really good show," said Dutch Sanger of PC Downtown Improvement.

He also says part of the reason to go on, is the vendors, "A lot of them have traveled from far away, so it's important for them that they've made the trip. They of course want to make a couple dollars too. It's just great for the community."

Panama City Beach has turned its simultaneous fireworks shows from city and county pier on Thursday, into a 2 day show, on Friday and Saturday from the city pier both nights.

"If they were going to be here on Thursday, they are going to stay for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. So hopefully they will get to see more fireworks," said David Dermarest of the Bay County TDC.

The navy base will not be having a firework display either, but theirs is not weather related. Rather it has been cut in the sequester.