For the second straight summer, Jumpin' Jack's Drive-In had to make a hard decision about their annual 4th of July Fireworks.

Jumpin' Jacks in Scotia is mostly known for its tasty burgers, fries and shakes served on the banks of the Mohawk River.   But this legendary Capital Region summertime hotspot is more than just good eats, it's also a good time.  Locals love their water-ski shows and the annual firework displays, but unfortunately a portion of that won't be happening (again) this year as they recently announced that on the 4th of July, they won't be lighting up the night time sky.

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In a post from their Facebook page over the weekend, they explained the reason for their decision:

"We have decided not to hold our annual Independence Day fireworks display this season. We were holding out hope that a gathering of that size would be safe for all to attend, but unfortunately that will not be the case this year. But all is not lost! The U.S. Waterski Show team WILL be holding shows here this season!"  Jumpin' Jack's Drive-In Facebook page 


A year ago at this time, all the things we loved to do - and probably took for granted - simply stopped happening.  Sporting events, concerts, outdoor gatherings, indoor gatherings, heck even family time was put on pause while we slowed the curve and waited for the vaccine.  Now that things appear to be somewhat back to normal, news like this is a bitter pill to swallow, but certainly understandable.

For more information about other events at Freedom Park in Scotia, including free concerts on the water, click here. 

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