ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING (May 14, 2020) — According to officials, Rock Springs International Day 2020 has been canceled. The event was scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 11, at Bunning Park. Officials commented saying they think the state will not be allowing events of their size by July.
Officials did say Rock Springs International Day 2021 is still a go, and they are looking for ways to make the event bigger and better.
UPDATE: 2:28 P.M.: Officials from the Rock Springs International Day 2020 have released the following statement:
“The Rock Springs International Day Committee has elected to postpone this year’s event due to recent circumstances related to the COVID-19 virus. The celebration of Rock Springs multinational heritage is currently being rescheduled for July 10, 2021.
The Rock Springs International Day Committee, composed of local volunteers, came to the conclusion to postpone the event both out of caution and concern for the health of the community, and out of a desire to ensure that the event continues its trend of record breaking attendance and community support.
Committee Chair Philip Parnell states, “we want to host the kind of celebration we can be proud of, but at the same time, we understand the current concerns about community health. We are grateful to all our volunteers, sponsors, vendors, and the community, and can’t wait until we can get together again in celebration of this community and its history.”
The Rock Springs International Day celebration is unique to Wyoming, as the only multinational, multicultural celebration of its kind, honoring the 56 nationalities present in the city census at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, the celebration is centered around artists, performers, musicians, and vendors representing the City’s rich cultural heritage.”