In light of social distancing guidelines and state restrictions on public gatherings, officials with the city of Franklin announced May 28 that all 4th of July events in the city will be canceled.

Previously scheduled events included the Franklin on the Fourth festival coordinated by the Franklin Lions Club and Franklin Fireworks, the concert and fireworks show held at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm.

“It was a very difficult decision to cancel our Fourth of July events,” City Administrator Eric Stuckey said in a statement. “However, with the current guidelines for physical distancing and large gatherings, we feel canceling is the best decision to make at this time.”

With the event projected to have had more than 10,000 people in attendance, maintaining 6 feet of social distancing would have been difficult, according to the city.

Stuckey said the city is planning to hold a larger celebration in 2021.