There won’t be 76 trombones marching over the Derby-Shelton bridge Monday nor will the skies over the Riverwalk light up as the two neighboring cities alternate blasting fireworks during their annual July 4 celebration.

Both are canceled, according to Derby Mayor Richard Dziekan. Also gone is the annual summer Concert on the Green, he said.

“It’s not possible nor is it a good idea to have thousands of people downtown during this pandemic,” Dziekan said Thursday. “We’re doing our best just to allow our restaurants to have some form of outside dining this weekend.”

While Celebrate Shelton canceled its summer concert series in Veterans’ Park, it is planning a digital virtual concert online on July 24, according to Jimmy Tickey, one of the event’s founders and a Planning and Zoning Commission member.

In addition to the summer concerts, Food Trucks on the River in June and September also are canceled.

“The governor’s orders on the maximum amount of people outside make it hard to imagine how these could continue,” Tickey said.

Celebrate Shelton was founded in 2014 by Tickey, Nicole Mikula and Michael Skrtic.

“While we are disappointed to share this news, the health and safety of our entire community is our top priority,” he said..

However, Tickey said there will be a one-night Virtual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert on July 24 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Further information will be available at and via Facebook/Instagram (@celebrateshelton).