The health and safety of the Lakewood community is our highest priority. It is through this lens that the city reviewed its planned events for 2020 to determine which could be held in accordance with current available city resources and public health recommendations, including proper social distancing to minimize public interactions and help keep people safe.
Based on current conditions, the city made the difficult decision to cancel a number of upcoming events, including our signature summer celebration: Lakewood SummerFEST.
After reviewing different scenarios, it was determined SummerFEST, which last year drew nearly 50,000 people, could not be held in a way where social distancing practices could be achieved.
This is the first time in more than two decades that SummerFEST will not be held at Fort Steilacoom Park. While we are sad that we won’t be able to celebrate the summer with our residents, we know that this was the right decision needed at this time to keep our community healthy.