Solon Cancels Special Events and 2020 Bicentennial Celebrations

Solon - The City of Solon has announced the cancelation of special events and Bicentennial Celebrations for the remainder of the year. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and with health and safety of residents in mind.  

“As always, the health, safety and welfare of our residents, visitors, staff and families remains our top priority, and we made this very difficult decision with their best interest in mind,” said Mayor Edward Kraus. “We were looking forward to celebrating our bicentennial with family, friends, neighbors and community members, but it is just not possible under the current situation. Having large events would put the Solon community at risk, and we have to do what is right to stay safe and to continue to follow the recommended social distancing guidelines and group gathering limitations.”

City of Solon events affected by this cancelation include the Memorial Day celebration scheduled for May 25th, all remaining Bicentennial events, Independence Day Fireworks that were scheduled for July 2nd, Solon Home Days scheduled for July 24th thru 26th and Fall Festival scheduled for October 17th.

The decision to cancel all large-scale and bicentennial events for the remainder of the year was not made lightly and is the result of discussions that included State Officials, medical and health authorities and City of Solon staff members. In an effort to minimize the budget implications it is important to make this decision in a timely manner. Months of planning and preparation go into each of these events. Although we are all disappointed, the cancelation of these events will help offset potential budget cuts the City may face.  

“We are looking forward to the day when we can all come together once again,” said Mayor Kraus. “Thank you to all of our Solon residents and businesses for your understanding and cooperation. Please continue to support our local establishments in this difficult time.”

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