"Red, White & BOOM!" Canceled for 2020


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--It's touted as the largest fireworks display in the midwest, but the 2020 edition of "Red, White, and BOOM!" has been canceled, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event typically draws about a half-million people to downtown Columbus, which is held the week of July 4th.

The Board of Trustees for the non-profit group that organizes BOOM says it's the first time in 40 years the fireworks have been canceled.

Over the years, more events have emerged from the fireworks, including numerous stages of music and entertainment, and kids play areas.

The official soundtrack for the fireworks is broadcast on sister-station, WNCI 97.9.