The Ala Moana Center has announced the cancellation of its annual Fourth of July fireworks show due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It is one of the largest Fourth of July celebrations in the Aloha State, attracting thousands of revelers to Ala Moana Beach Park each year.

"While it was not an easy decision, it was necessary for safety concerns," Scott Creel, Ala Moana's senior marketing manager, said in a statement.  "Social distancing among guests would be compromised, and we will not risk the well-being of our community. We appreciate the City and County of Honolulu and the community for their support and understanding during this time. We remain committed to our community. Our heartfelt wishes for your health and well-being during this time."

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort has for years put on a fireworks show every Friday for more than three decades, but it is also on indefinite hiatus while the measures are still in place to slow the spread of Covid-19.

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