After bad weather originally postponed this years fireworks display in Scotia the festivities have since been cancelled.

Photo Courtesy of Qtease Jodi
Photo Courtesy of Qtease Jodi

If you were hoping to watch the yearly display of fireworks over at Jumpin' Jack's Drive - In and Freedom Park in Scotia it appears you are going to have to wait until next year to do so.

After last weeks heavy rains and thunder storms caused the firework festivities to be postponed it was looking like we were going to get a rain date of July 22nd. However, just one day before the 4th of July holiday Jumpin' Jacks announced that due to "extenuating circumstances" they would be cancelling this years fireworks display. Those circumstances seem to be a slew of scheduling and staffing conflicts, you can read the full statement from the Jumpin' Jack's Facebook below.

Due to extenuating circumstances we have decided to cancel our fireworks show for the 2017 season. It was a difficult decision to make. We love fireworks, and the huge crowd that joins us to watch them!

Our ski team has numerous events and shows scheduled off site in the following weeks, and we don't want to exclude them from our fireworks festivities. Also, scheduling conflicts with parking availability in Collins Park on the July 22nd date have been brought to our attention. Other groups have time and space reserved, and our event would (hopefully) draw a large crowd that would infringe upon their events. In addition, many members of our crew are college students who will be returning to school before the end of our season. Without their help, we would be unable to serve our customers to the best of our ability.

We hope you will continue to support our US waterski show team every Tuesday night at 7pm. Next time you visit, please be sure to pick up a copy of the Freedom Park summer concert schedule, or visit Ski shows and concerts are completely free.

Thank you to the village of Scotia, and all of the 1st responders, fire dept. , and police dept. for your help keeping our event safe for everyone. We couldn't do it without you.

Please have a safe and happy 4th of July, and a wonderful summer.