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St. Petersburg cancels July 4th fireworks display due to technical difficulties

Posted at 3:43 AM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 03:58:54-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Independence Day celebrations ended not with a bang but a whimper in St. Pete.

The city announced on Twitter, due to the vendor's technical difficulties it canceled the annual fireworks display that can be seen all along the waterfront.



St. Pete officials say at this time they have not rescheduled the fireworks at this time.

The technical glitch is similar to one that left July 4th revelers in Tampa upset in 2017.

The fireworks display at the Channelside Bay Plaza began as scheduled last year, but ended minutes later without a grand finale. Officials blamed an equipment failure to cut short Tampa's fireworks.