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Salute to Freedom fireworks display to continue with minor changes

Fireworks display during the "Let Freedom Sing!" Music City's July 4th...
Fireworks display during the "Let Freedom Sing!" Music City's July 4th celebration on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP)(WJHG)
Published: Jun. 11, 2020 at 5:18 AM CDT
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A day that was originally full of activities, including a festival, a parade, and fireworks at the Downtown Panama City Marina, the Salute to Freedom would have attracted thousands. But since Phase 2 of reopening Florida due to the coronavirus COVID-19 only allows gatherings up to 50 people, some things had to change.

Instead of one big show, there will be three different fireworks displays at different locations:

Millville- launch from the Waston Bayou at 9:00 p.m.

SweetBay- launch from the old airport runway at 9:15 p.m.

Downtown Panama City- launch from the Panama City Marina at 9:30 p.m.

Organizers say that there is no official viewing area and request that the public not attempt to view the displays within 500 feet of their launch sites.

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