Due to to COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Vancouver has canceled all city-operated special events and permitted events through Aug. 31.

The cancellation includes Vancouver Parks and Recreation’s “Friday Movies in the Parks,” and summer concert series at Esther Short Park and the “Sunday Sounds” concerts at Columbia Tech Center.

“We know that this summer is going to be very different than what we’re used to,” City of Vancouver Special Events Manager Stacey Donovan said in a news release. “The community concerts, movies and other events that make Vancouver such a wonderful place to call home will not fill our parks this year. We are disappointed to have to make this call, but we believe it is necessary to prioritize the health and safety of residents, staff, vendors and performers.”

“We are collectively disappointed that the summer concerts have been canceled this year, but fully understand the diligence and duty our community and city must follow to protect our fellow citizens,” Buffie Buller-Eaton, property manager for the PacTrust Columbia Tech Center said. “We are looking forward to returning for summer 2021.”

Vancouver Parks and Recreation will continue to monitor public health guidance and explore options for small-scale, limited community events in September. Additional information will be shared when it is available.

— The Reflector

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To quote Clark County's other news organization:

"Vancouver USA Pride canceled its popular Pride in the Park event slated for July 11 in Esther Short Park. The group also canceled related events planned to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community: a pride parade set for July 12 and a LGBTQ+ film festival set for the week of July 13."

"Vancouver USA Pride said it will hold virtual events, though definitive dates have not been set. "

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