Due to predicted heavy rains, we have made some changes to our 4th of July "Star Spangled Spectacular" plans.

The 9 a.m. Veterans Celebration at the Veterans Memorial in Aaron Bessant Park has been cancelled, as has the planned performance by the Panama City POPS Orchestra in the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater.

The fireworks displays that were to be launched simultaneously from the City Pier and the County Pier at 9 p.m. on Thursday will instead be launched at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night, but only from the City Pier.

The fireworks show to be launched on Thursday from the Grand Lagoon is still set to proceed as scheduled, but organizers say they'll make the final decision mid-morning Thursday.  If it gets postponed, it will likely be rescheduled for Saturday instead.

We hope this new arrangement will result in a better experience for all the visitors and locals excited to celebrate Independence Day!