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Colorado State Fair and Fiesta Day Parade Canceled for 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic forces one of Colorado’s biggest parades to skip 2020.

The Great Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, which manages the event, announced in a release the parade, to be held Saturday, August 29, would not go forward, citing safety concerns for the 40,000 participants and spectators.

The State Fair Parade Committee said there were no state COVID-19 guidelines to manage a large outdoor even. Also noted is that social distancing would difficult for the bands and float participants.

In June, the Colorado State Fair, which runs August 28 to September 7, announced it would open but offer a “Re-Imagined” experience because of COVID-19 safety concerns.

The Re-Imagined State Fair would retain many of the agricultural activities of past fairs but eliminate most of the entertainment options.

It was announced on July 1, the Fiesta Day Parade, held on the final Sunday of the Colorado State Fair will be also be canceled. The Fiesta Day Parade, and Fiesta Day at the Colorado State Fair, is one of the largest Latino celebrations in Colorado.

Story was updated to include Fiesta Day Parade information.