Fiesta Days Annual Weekend Is Canceled

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The 47th annual Fiesta Days weekend, presented by the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce, is being canceled for the first time since its inception in 1974 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced that the annual Fiesta Days celebration, a citywide tradition since 1974, has officially been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
What would have been the 47th annual event had previously been moved from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4-7) pending clearance regarding COVID-19 restrictions this past month.
“Our community looks forward every year to the Fiesta Days celebration to help remind us of our roots and all of the wonderful community members who volunteer to serve every aspect of our community’s needs,” said Pat Anderson, the CEO and president of the LCF Chamber of Commerce, which presents the event. “This year’s celebration had to be postponed as a result of the ban on large gatherings and the risk of contributing to the spread of COVID-19.
“The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Association originally thought we might be able to have a Fiesta Days celebration if we waited long enough for the risk to subside and the threat of COVID-19 to pass. We tentatively planned on holding a reduced schedule of events over the Labor Day weekend. However, it has become very obvious that all of the community partners will not be able to participate at that time and the risks involved in planning a reduced event far outweigh any benefit to the community. Therefore, we have come to the regretful conclusion that Fiesta Days will not be held in this 2020 year of the pandemic. However, we will look forward to planning for a bigger and better Fiesta Days celebration in May of 2021.”
In past years, Fiesta Days has concluded on Memorial Day with a memorial service tribute to veterans, a parade down Foothill Boulevard, and a Music in the Park concert. Other events through the weekend include Casino Night at the Community Center, the Kiwanis A.M. Club’s breakfast and vintage car show, Farmers’ Market, LCF Tournament of Roses open house, a Family Movie Flick in Memorial Park, the Lanterman House’s Summer Whites Picnic, Sunday’s Family Dinner (featuring the LCHS Jazz Band) and Fireworks Show, and the YMCA’s Fiesta Days Run.

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