Annual Party Joins Comic-Con & County Fair
The coronavirus shutdown has claimed another event casualty in San Diego.
Add the Coronado 4th of July parade and party to the list that includes the county fair and Comic-Con.
Officials made the announcement on April 29, stating there’s simply not enough time to put in social distancing items such as barricades.
“In the current uncertain environment and not knowing when things will return to a more normal pace, it is best to make this decision now rather than wait any longer,” said City Manager Blair King.
“This is the city’s biggest celebration of the year. Unfortunately it was a decision that had to be made.”
More than 100,000 people attend this annual event, which includes a concert in a park, 5- and 12-kilometer runs and a rough-water swim. Locals line Orange Ave., as early as 6 a.m., to secure a good viewing spot for the parade.
“The decision has been difficult,” said Dean Szymanski, spokesperson for the Coronado Fourth of July Committee said, “but we believe it is the right decision at this time.”
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