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If it is possible to write this sentence (as it was part of a test) :

The next meeting {WILL TAKE / TAKES} place at 3 p.m. tomorrow. Please don´t be late.

Why can't I write:

The firework display, part of the city´s centenary celebrations TAKES place on the 21 st August in Cannon Park?

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Why can´t I write: The firework display, part of the city´s centenary celebrations TAKES place on the 21 st August in Cannon Park?

Who says you can't?

There are many instances of this pattern easily found in English media.

The BBC One broadcast follows the live global special which takes place on Saturday 18 April 2020 and will feature appearances from stars including...

East Kent Open Houses takes place on 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25 October.

You should probably have a comma after "celebrations", though.

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  • Thanks. Could you explain the difference between TAKES place - IS TAKING PLACE - IS GOING TO TAKE place - in that sentence with firework, please?
    – user114018
    Apr 28 '20 at 15:42
  • We can use the present tense ("takes") if something in the future is scheduled or planned to happen. My train leaves at 3 PM tomorrow. My meeting with the boss is a 9 AM on Monday. Apr 28 '20 at 17:37

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