Beloved Pacific Palisades Fourth of July festivities, including the Palisades Will Rogers 5 & 10K, the 72nd annual Palisades Parade, and Palisades Rocks the Fourth concert and fireworks, have been canceled due to COVID-19, according to a letter from Race President Brian Shea and Parade (PAPA) President Matthew Rodman.
“The health and safety of our community is paramount, and the limits on large social gatherings necessitates this difficult decision,” the letter reports. “While we’ll have many more Independence Days to celebrate, today we must all do our part to safeguard the health of our community.”
The organizers added that the Patriotic Home Decorating Contest will still take place and a squadron of WWII fighter planes will fly over the community on July 4th at 2 p.m.
A full story will be in this week’s paper, out Thursday, May 14.
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