On July 27, 2020, the Mayor and Common Council made the difficult decision to cancel all special events for the remainder of calendar year 2020 in their traditional forms. These events include the Oyster Stroll, Downtown Halloween festivities, the Miracle on Main Parade, and other holiday events. In making this decision, the Mayor and Common Council wanted to prevent staff from spending unnecessary time on preparing for events that were unlikely to take place. The Mayor and Common Council requested that the Recreation and Parks Department come up with new event options where physical distancing could be maintained. Please check the Westminster Recreation and Parks Facebook page for more information about virtual events.