The Salem Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the fireworks, had voted to proceed with holiday activities at the park after meeting on the morning of Monday, July 2, and making a couple of changes from past proceedures.
But Monday afternoon, following concerns from county and city officials, Fire Chief Nick Blanton and Chamber of Commerce President Nick Coleman announced that the show had been cancelled.
However, at 7 p.m., on Wednesday evening, a new event -- a July 4 Rodeo -- will be held at the fairgrounds. The admission charge is $7 for adults, with children 10 and under admitted for free.
People who plan to attend the rodeo will be admitted to the city park and allowed to park in an area near the fairgrounds rodeo arena.