UMass Dartmouth cancels fireworks

DARTMOUTH (WPRI) – UMass Dartmouth has canceled their 2014 fireworks display.

The annual Freedom Festival scheduled for July 3rd of this year had to be canceled due to bad weather. The event was supposed to be rescheduled for sometime this fall, but is now not happening at all.

UMD spokesperson John Hoey tells Eyewitness News that a number of factors contributed to their decision. With students back to school, ongoing construction and campus events, such as Homecoming and the Fall Family Festival, it was difficult to reschedule.

Hoey says plans are already in the works for the 2015 Freedom Festival and fireworks display, which will be held around the 4th of July.

The annual event draws in a crowd of about 10 -20,000 people each year.

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