LAKELAND, FL (May 1, 2020) – After much deliberation, it has been decided that the July 3rd event Red, White & Kaboom is cancelled due to the unknowns associated with COVID-19. City staff met in late January to discuss a smaller footprint for the event because of construction taking place in downtown Lakeland. Since that time, the world has been hit with the impacts of COVID-19. The reduced footprint for the event has now been compounded by the unknown of the coronavirus. After lengthy discussions with staff and the event sponsors it has been decided that the event will be cancelled for 2020.r.