Organizers again cancel parade, street festival
Because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the organizers of the annual Spirit of Beacon Day said on Monday (Aug. 23) they will not hold the traditional parade or street festival. The events were held virtually and with vehicle parades last year.
The 44th annual celebration will include smaller, in-person events throughout the month and on Sept. 26, such as bake sales, concerts, outdoor games and collaborative art. A calendar will be posted at spiritofbeacon.org. The theme is “All Around Beacon.”
Spirit of Beacon, founded in 1977, is designed “to bring the city together, especially the children and youth,” through “conversation, feelings, entertainment, education and food.”