<br />For Immediate Release Contact: Ivan Anderholm, Parks & Recreation Director
<br />May 11, 2020 503-675-2548, firstname.lastname@example.org
<br />Jamie Inglis, Parks & Recreation Events Supervisor
<br />503-675-3985, email@example.com
<br />City of Lake Oswego Summer Community Event Cancelations
<br />LAKE OSWEGO - It is with a heavy heart that the City of Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department
<br />announces the cancelation of several summer community events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The
<br />safety of community members, staff, volunteers, vendors and contractors remains the City’s top priority.
<br />Following the press conference from Governor Kate Brown on May 7 that included the recommendation
<br />of cancelation of all large gatherings through September, the City made the decision to cancel the
<br />following events:
<br />• Because of the Brave: Memorial Day Celebration, May 25, 11 a.m., Foothills Park
<br />• Millennium Concert Band, July 3, 7 p.m., Millennium Plaza Park
<br />• Star Spangled Parade and Celebration, July 4, 10 a.m., Millennium Plaza Park
<br />• Independence Day Illumination Concert & Laser Light Show, July 4, 7-10:30 p.m., Foothills Park
<br />• Sunday Moonlight & Music Concerts, July 5-August 23, 6-7:30 p.m., Millennium Plaza Park
<br />• Essential LO Concert, July 8, 7-9:30 p.m., Golf Course
<br />• Wednesday Sounds of Summer Concerts, July 15-29, 7-9 p.m., Foothills Park
<br />• Thursday Movies in the Park, July 23-August 5, Dusk, Millennium Plaza Park
<br />• Howl at the Moon, August 1, 4:30-9:30 p.m., Luscher Farm
<br />• Wednesday Sounds of Summer Concerts, August 5-26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Westlake Park
<br />In addition, with the Lakewood Center’s transition from the large Festival of Arts to smaller programs,
<br />the Parks & Recreation Department’s two Festival of Arts activities, Youth Art Exploratorium on June 26
<br />and the Missoula Children’s Theater on June 26 and 27, have been canceled.
<br />The Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market returns to operation on Saturday, June 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
<br />with numerous safety modifications, including a reduction in footprint, expanded spacing between
<br />vendor booths and cancellation of non-essential programs. For a complete list of alterations, please visit
<br />the Farmers’ Market website, www.lakeoswego.city/farmersmarket.
<br />The City of Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department continues to be committed to supporting the
<br />health and wellness of the community. Virtual programming is available on the Parks & Recreation
<br />website: www.lakeoswego.city/living-well-connected. Additional alternative programs that prioritize
<br />safety will continue to be explored. For the most up to date information, please visit the Parks &
<br />Recreation website at www.lakeoswego.city/parksrec.