Jean Hartbarger, of the Dillsboro Merchant Association has just announced that the 4th of July fireworks show in Dillsboro has been cancelled due to weather concerns. The decision was reached during a joint meeting of the Dillsboro Merchants Association, the company providing the fireworks: East Coast Pyrotechnics, and Jackson County Parks & Recreation Director Jeff Carpenter. The decision is in conjunction with the decisions made by surrounding towns and counties to postpone their firework events. The main concerns are safety and cost, once the pyrotechnics are prepared to be fired the county has to pay for them regardless of weather or other factors. East Coast Pyrotechnics also had major safety concerns about the weather and stated that postponing may be the best idea. The band Porch 40 has also cancelled and rescheduled their show to September 20th during Western Carolina University’s Family Night. The Fireworks have been rescheduled to December 14th in accordance with the 30th Anniversary of the Dillsboro Luminaries.