Lower Makefield Township Community Day 2020 has been cancelled. It is the latest in a series of local events axed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Organizers had planned to host Community Day on August 29 at the park on Edgewood Road. But due to health guidelines, hosting such a large event is not possible.
The annual event typically draws between 4,000 to 6,000 people. Even as Bucks is in the green phase of Governor Wolf’s reopen plan, social gatherings are still limited to 250 people.
Last year’s Community Day featured rides, food trucks, dunk tank fundraisers, and fireworks.
“While it is disappointing that we will be cancelling Community Day, it has been great to watch my staff come up with new and creative ways to operate in this COVID environment,” said Parks and Recreation Department Director Monica Tierney.
Instead, Tierney stated the plan to hold several smaller events. Parks and Rec has already looked into drive-in movies at Memorial Park and small regular car shows.
“I also plan to review a small vendor fair at the end of August that will host many of the small businesses who have been struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Tierney.
Other potential events include drive-in concerts and a haunted trail this fall.