On Thursday, Creative Loafing Tampa Bay asked City of Tampa Marketing and Communications Director Ashley Bauman if it was safe to say that Mayor Jane Castor’s Fourth of July “Boom By the Bay” fireworks were a no go due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bauman responded by saying the city was, “Still in talks about this.”
Well, on Friday during City Councilman Bill Carlon’s Cafe Con Tampa Facebook live stream, Castor made it more clear.
“We do not plan on doing Boom By the Bay right now,” Castor said.
“But then again, you know, our team here put that together, I think in about three or four days last year, so we don't intend to bring that large crowd together right now. But again, there's so many unknowns with aspiring. Hopefully we would be able to look at that by July 4.”
There’s actually a lot of great info and questions that are more pressing than fireworks, so have a watch via Cafe con Tampa on Facebook.
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