The City of Southlake has made the decision to postpone the planned Celebrate Southlake event scheduled for late March. The celebration will be rescheduled for later this year, if possible.
The announcement of positive tests for COVID-19 in Tarrant, Collin, and Denton County indicate the spread of the virus has extended to the local area, a factor considered in this decision.
“The leadership team has evaluated the current situation and reviewed advice from federal, state and county experts,” said Alison Ortowski, Assistant City Manager. “It’s prudent to limit large public gatherings at this time since we know the virus is present in our area, and potentially spreading.”
The potential for extended close personal contact, crowd density, and attendees coming from unknown locations may increase risk of infection. Postponing the event is a simple prevention measure, taken to promote ongoing health and safety in the community.
“We were looking forward to hosting the event in its third year and are disappointed to postpone it. However, we strongly believe it will be more successful if offered at a time when we can come together and enjoy community fellowship, worry free,” said Ortowski.
The City of Southlake encourages everyone to continue to practice good habits to reduce the risk of infection.
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds and more frequently than you do now. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Try not to touch your face.
- Stay at home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
- Remember to frequently disinfect touched objects and surfaces – at the office and at home.
Finally, if you have questions, the City has created a new information page on its website that provides a centralized place to find the latest news and resources for the Southlake community. Bookmark www.ProtectSouthlake.com for easy, quick access to the information you need.
Schedule of Events
at Unity Way, Bicentennial Park
Hosted by the Mayor’s Alliance for Unity and Culture, this dinner is a special opportunity to get to know your neighbors while breaking bread together. A variety of local cultural cuisines will be available for purchase. There will be plenty of seating at a community farm table.
Cultural Performances and Activities
at Aria Amphitheater
We will continue to celebrate Southlake on Saturday through cultural performances and activities. You’ll also be invited to "travel the world" collecting stamps in your free Celebrate Southlake passport as you explore each culture booth with hands-on activities and world cuisine tastings. Kids and adults will enjoy lawn games and various interactive activities.
Be sure to stop by the Mayor’s Alliance of Community and Culture area to learn more about their mission and to join the conversation.
Family Trivia Competition
at Champions Club, Hall of Fame Rooms
Face off against your friends and neighbors in a friendly, but competitive trivia battle! Form a team of six people, bring your knowledge of local and world history and culture, and get ready for an afternoon of fun! Prizes will be awarded each round with the last team standing taking home the grand prize.
For more information, please give us a call at (817) 748-8019.