Blue Ash events cancelled through June 14
(April 8, 2020 – Blue Ash)
Due to the uncertainty over future statewide COVID-19 restrictions and for the well-being of all, the City of Blue Ash has made the difficult, but necessary decision to cancel all events through June 14, 2020. These cancellations include, but are not limited to, SummitFest on June 13, the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on May 25, the Public Works Touch-A-Truck on May 20, and the Blue Ash Police Bike Rodeo on June 3.
The goal is to bring you outstanding family-friendly events, but the top priority is the health and safety of residents, guests, vendors, performers and employees. Thank you for your patience and understanding as further changes could cause additional postponements or cancellations.
“These event cancellations are heartbreaking for staff and the visitors who enjoy them, but it is imperative that we do all we can to flatten the curve and protect each other during these unprecedented times,” said Parks and Recreation Director Brian Kruse. “We look forward to coming out on the other side of this, and getting back to work on bringing you the best events in the region.”
Due to these cancellations, the City of Blue Ash also has made a difficult decision regarding our hard-working part-time employees. Many part-time staff members will be laid off beginning on April 18. These employees have been notified by their supervisors and in a letter from the City. The City is hopeful that they will return their positions in the near future.
As social distancing practices and Stay-at-Home orders continue, the Parks and Recreation Department is working behind-the-scenes on some new, creative opportunities for residents to enjoy. These may include “virtual” opportunities, similar to our Recreation Team’s “Virtual Health and Wellness Chat” on Zoom every Monday at noon, and even a drive-thru Farmers Market!
For the full list of cancelled events click here. For updates on upcoming “virtual” happenings, please check the Blue Ash Events website (www.blueashevents.com) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/BlueAshEvents). For information on the ways the City of Blue Ash is helping to stop the spread of COVID-19, please visit www.blueash.com.