COVID-19 Summer Events
City of Happy Valley announces cancelation of community summer events
The City of Happy Valley announced today that summer events, which include the 4th of July Family Festival, Summer Concerts in the Valley series, and Happy Valley Library’s Concerts in the Park, have been canceled. This decision follows Governor Brown’s announcement on Thursday where it was noted that large gatherings would be prohibited through September due to continued concerns related to the spread of COVID-19.
2020 will mark the first time in nearly 20 years that the City of Happy Valley will not hold its traditional 4th of July festival, and nearly 50 years since the annual fireworks display will not be displayed.
“Our community events, especially those that take place in summer, are truly beloved by our residents and visitors alike,” says Happy Valley’s Community Services Director, Steve Campbell, “however, we must continue to follow the direction from the Governor. Further, the health and well-being of our City, community, and staff is our number one concern.” Campbell continued, “I am so sorry that this difficult decision had to be made, but I am certain that it is the right one.”
The City of Happy Valley is committed to following the directives set forth by the Governor and has indicated its intent to find alternative ways to encourage community togetherness. City staff are currently exploring possible ways they can celebrate summer events while complying with all State guidelines. “Our community will emerge stronger than ever as we make our way through the challenges of this pandemic,” says Campbell, “and our community events will as well.”
The public is encouraged to stay tuned for event updates and announcements by following the City of Happy Valley Facebook page or visiting www.happyvalleyor.gov.