The spokesperson told the newspaper that Broward County, where the event was scheduled to be held, had put a limit on attendance for the event because of Florida's spike in coronavirus cases. Based on the number of people who had already registered, Jackson chose to cancel rather than turn people away, the spokesperson said.
Jackson's third annual event was to be held Saturday and Sunday in his hometown of Pompano Beach, Florida, according to a flyer shared on his Instagram page Monday. Social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people are currently not allowed in Pompano Beach, according to the city's website.
The flyer, which said "come have some fun in the sun,'' advertised flag football and water slides, among other activities. It also said adults must wear face masks, and a waiver must be signed for children to participate.
The announcement for the event came more than a week after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a news conference that interactions among young people are driving the surge in confirmed cases.
In Broward County there are more than 21,000 positive coronavirus cases and about 400 people have died from the virus, according to Florida's Department of Health.
There are more than 200,000 coronavirus cases in the state, and about 3,800 Florida residents have died from the coronavirus, according to Florida's Health department.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.