City-sponsored summer events canceled through August 4
As we move into the busy summer event season, the city has been closely following public health organizations such as the CDC, CDPHE, and Tri-County Health Department for guidance on holding city-sponsored events. Recommendations from health officials indicate the need for social distancing to continue through the summer, which will prevent large community gatherings from taking place.
As a result, the city regrets to announce that city-sponsored summer events are canceled through August 4. This decision is based on the following reasons:
- The health and safety of our residents and employees is our top priority. CDC guidance indicates that large gatherings offer more opportunities for person-to-person contact and therefore pose greater risk of COVID-19 transmission.
- Public health recommendations indicate that social distancing practices will continue through the summer and it is unclear when group gatherings of more than 10 people will once again be allowed or advisable.
- The uncertainty of the crisis poses challenges for staff to safely and adequately plan events in this changing environment.
The cancellation includes the following city events:
- Memorial Day Parade (May 25)
- Public Works Touch-A-Truck (June 4)
- Neighborhood Outreach – Fronterra Park (June 11)
- Police and Fire Open House (June 23)
- 4th Fest Family Festival (July 4) – Fireworks show is TBD
- Cultural Council’s Music and Movies in the Park (July 9, 16, 23, 30)
- National Night Out (August 4)
The city continues to evaluate local impacts to determine the rest of the summer and fall events schedule. Visit c3gov.com/covid-19 for the latest updates about city events, cancellations, and more.