Some business owners around Confederation Landing Park aren't happy about a Charlottetown council decision to move the Canada Day fireworks to Victoria Park this year.  

Melissa Trowsdale, manager of Coastal Culture, said she and other business people in the area are concerned about lost business.   

"I understand definitely where they are coming from but I think it's also hurting people as well," Trowsdale said.  

"There's nothing really, business wise, over near Victoria Park. So it's gonna be, 'Go to Victoria Park,' that's going to be the extent of it. When it was down here, it kind of brought people into the local stores."

City officials say Victoria Park is a better location for families and local resident Debbie Rix agrees.  

"It's a great place for the children to run and play, and I think it's a good thing," Rix said. 

Council officials said the city will save about $10,000 this year by setting off the fireworks on land from Victoria Park instead of  a barge in the harbour.  

Another change to the Canada Day festivities is that all the Summerfest bands will be from Atlantic Canada.  

Trowsdale told CBC News, she's not sure what that means for business.  

"It's gonna be different so we'll have to wait and see," she said. "The bigger the names, the more we're going to get, but smaller names... we don't really know."

Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee said having local bands makes financial sense.  

"Is it a Cirque du Soleil event? Nope, and I'm sure they're not going to lose the money Cirque du Soleil did either," Lee said.

"At some point, as a city, as a community, we should be giving our local entertainers from P.E.I. and Atlantic Canada an opportunity to go on stage for an event like this."  

Summerfest 2012 begins June 29.