Starlight Bowl Concerts, Youth Camps Canceled

Photo courtesy City of Burbank
The Starlight Bowl concert series has been canceled due to COVID-19 health orders.

Several city-run summer outdoor events, including the Starlight Bowl Summer Concert Series and the Tot Summer Daze camp, have been canceled due to the coronavirus.
The cancellations were announced during the Burbank City Council meeting on Tuesday. Marisa Garcia, the city’s Parks and Recreations director, said during the meeting that, while some facilities are tentatively planned to reopen over the summer, certain events would not be resumed.
The canceled events will save the city about $300,000, she noted.
While the Starlight Bowl concerts, including the July 4 celebration, have been canceled, private organizations may be able to rent the venue for their own concerts between August and October, depending on COVID-19 health orders from Los Angeles County officials.
The Art Experiences Camp and Tot Summer Daze are also canceled, with staffing and resources planned for those programs funneled to operate the Summer Daze Day Camps in June.
All community and special events, including the outdoor Memorial Day ceremony, are also canceled through June. However, Parks and Recreation is working on a possible virtual ceremony, according to a staff report from Garcia.
While Garcia said during the council meeting that Parks and Recreation staff are hopeful that future reopening phases will allow some aquatic centers and noncontact sports to resume operations, McCambridge Pool will not be open for the summer, and sports like basketball and senior softball may be canceled. The summer’s Go! Parties may also be canceled.
Reopenings planned gradually throughout the summer include picnic areas and basketball courts in June and recreation classes in July. The Verdugo Aquatic facility may also reopen in June with modified hours and limits on the number of visitors.
Trails and golf courses remain open following a recent county order.

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