Tomball has been in Stage 1 drought conditions since June 22, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.
“Unfortunately, the lack of sufficient rain and the increasing levels of dry fuels in the area are posing a high risk for accidental fire, which could endanger our citizens and structures,” Tomball Fire Chief Joe Sykora said in the July 2 release. “So I have made the difficult decision to cancel the fireworks this year.”
While there will be no fireworks, community members can still attend the Fourth of July street festival on July 4. Business 249 north of FM 2920 will be shut down for the festival with live music, food vendors and a kid's zone. "Mango Punch!", a high-energy party band, will be the main entertainment, according to the release. The city is also planning a tribute to veterans and active-duty military as well as a sing-along of patriotic tunes by local entertainer Valerie Hill, the release states.
The street festival is free to attend and open to the public. More information can be found on the city's Facebook event page here.