As costs skyrocket, some Chattanooga-area governments are scaling down their July Fourth celebrations

Pops on the River featuring Chattanooga symphony at Coolidge Park has been canceled

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / A fireworks show ended the Catoosa County 4th of July Festival at the Colonnade in Ringgold, Ga. on July 4, 2020. To the left the rising moon competes with the display.

Note: This story was updated on June 7 to clarify the yearly allocations of Chattanooga city funds.

With the increasing cost of fireworks — and cost of living — many governments across the Chattanooga region are planning smaller Fourth of July celebrations this year to cut costs.