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Scheduled for Aug. 7-8, Colony Days along with a series of concerts in the park have been nixed for 2020.

FILE PHOTO - Aurora City Council voted to cancel the 2020 Colony Days, but the city's Parks Committee hopes to have a fall and possibly an indoor winter event, if circumstances allow for it.The Aurora City Council agreed by consensus to cancel the city's annual Colony Days event, City Recorder Scott Jorgensen announced Thursday.

Colony Days originally was scheduled to take place Aug. 7-8. It typically is preceded by a Concerts in the Park series that begins in July. During the council's May 12 meeting, the panel decided to cancel both.

"Canceling Colony Days was not a decision that the council took lightly," Aurora Mayor Brian Asher said. "However, large gatherings are prohibited statewide until at least September, so we're doing what we can to keep our citizens and visitors to our community healthy and safe."

The Aurora Parks Committee initiated the cancellation discussion during its April 21 meeting. That discussion also included suggestions of having events in the fall, as circumstances allow, and possibly having an indoor event.

The Parks Committee is scheduled to continue that discussion at its Tuesday, May 19, meeting.

"Even though we won't be having Colony Days, we would still love to have a community event of some sort," Asher said. "We have volunteer councilors and committee members working on coming up with ideas, in case we're able to have one in the future."

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