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Cottonwood Heights Cancels Butlerville Days 2020

Post Date:05/21/2020


Due to COVID-19 concerns, City Officials have cancelled the Founder’s Celebration for this year

(COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS) — Butlerville Days, the annual Cottonwood Heights Founder’s Celebration, and largest event hosted by the city, has been cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns.

“It’s with a heavy heart that we made this decision,” said Cottonwood Heights Mayor Mike Peterson. “Butlerville Days celebrates the founders of this part of the Salt Lake Valley and brings out the best in our community.”

“Butlerville Days always draws large crowds and because of that, we recognize that our event would not be able to comply with social distancing guidelines, put forth by the Governor and Salt Lake County Health department to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  As always, the health and safety of our residents, volunteers, and patrons is our top priority.”

Butlerville Days was scheduled to take place July 17-18, 2020. The multi-day festival includes a parade, live music, firework shows, booths, games, food vendors, rides, and many other events. It has been a mainstay in Cottonwood Heights since the city incorporated in 2005. Mayor Peterson said the city officials and staff held off as long as possible on making a decision on whether or not to cancel the event in hopes that the pandemic progress and public health guidelines would reach a point that allowed for a large-scale public celebration.

“The uncertainty of where the pandemic will be in July and the time it takes to put the event together, we came to this decision with safety on our minds. Keeping the safety of the public first and foremost we decided to cancel Butlerville Days for 2020.”

Peterson continued... “We look forward to next year’s Butlerville Days and we eagerly await the day when this pandemic has run its course. We will continue to monitor the situation and announce the 2021 Butlerville Days schedule as soon as we are able.”

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