Several East Tennessee festivals canceled, others adjust to new social distancing guidelines

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Big events all across East Tennessee are getting canceled. Festivals are being called off because following social distancing guidelines would be impossible, and because COVID-19 cases in the state continue to rise.

On Thursday, Tennessee reported 369 new cases of coronavirus. One of the big cancellations announced the same day was Festival on the Fourth.

The event usually draws thousands of people for a concert and fireworks in World’s Fair Park. Mayor Indya Kincannon said canceling it was a difficult decision to make.

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