Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with thoughtful judgement that the City of Southgate is cancelling our upcoming Heritage Days festivities scheduled for mid-June, as well as, our annual “Market in the Park” and outdoor summer Concert Series.
This decision was difficult to make since Heritage Days has been a popular event for the past 45 years. But, we needed to put the safety of our residents, employees and guests above all else.
“The virus has changed our lives in many ways,” said Mayor Joseph Kuspa. “We all want things to get back to normal as soon as possible. But we sincerely believe that it would be imprudent to promote large public gatherings at this time.”
Council President John Graziani added, “Having grown up here, like the Mayor and several of my council colleagues, Heritage Days is a part of our history. It is unfortunate that we will not be holding it this year, but we must be concerned with public safety.”
Mayor Kuspa further said, “although the festivities have been cancelled for this year, we sincerely hope that we will all be back and in good health to celebrate Heritage Days next summer.”