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The Tualatin Crawfish Festival, ¡Viva Tualatin! and other popular events won't be held this year.

PMG FILE PHOTO: DIEGO G. DIAZ - The Tualatin Crawfish Festival annually draws thousands to Tualatin. Because of social distancing restrictions, this year's festival has been canceled.The Tualatin city government announced Friday, May 15, it is canceling summer events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With many social distancing policies expected to remain in place at least through September, Tualatin won't be able to welcome guests to the annual Crawfish Festival, one of the city's biggest yearly events, the city said.

¡Viva Tualatin! and other popular attractions are also being canceled. This would have been the second year of ¡Viva Tualatin! and the first in which the multicultural festival is held in July. It premiered last year in September.

Events that have been canceled for 2020 include:

• ¡Viva Tualatin! — July 25

• Tualatin Crawfish Festival — Aug. 7-8

• Summer Reading on the Commons — Tuesdays through June and July

• Concerts on the Commons — Fridays through July and August

• Movies on the Commons — Saturdays through July and August

• Teen Adventure Camp — June 22–Aug. 20

• Seekers Camp — June 29-Aug. 21

Tualatin joins neighboring Tigard and Sherwood in canceling signature summer events.

Organizers of the Tigard Festival of Balloons announced the annual event was canceled in April.

In Sherwood, the Robin Hood Festival has been canceled, and Cruisin' Sherwood, one of the region's largest car shows, has been pushed back to September.


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