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Coronavirus cancels 45th Annual Territory Days

Posted at 4:43 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 19:10:03-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The coronavirus has now caused the cancellation of the 45th Annual Territory Days outdoor street festival, which was scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend.

Located in Old Colorado City, the community is brought together with 180 food and craft booths, live music, Native American entertainment, Wild West characters, and other educational displays. This year, due to COVID-19, the historic fair has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

"In Old Colorado City, we have been keeping a positive outlook as we brave these new, critical measures together. As a result of these mandated restrictions, we have all had to be flexible in order to do our part in being socially responsible humans and prioritizing the safety and well being of others," said Pro-Promotions and Old Colorado City Association in their press release.

Territory Days began over four decades ago and has grown into a three-day festival of fun. Hosting anywhere from 80,000 to 150,000 guests, it is a social event that locals and tourists look forward to. In order to abide by social distancing guidelines, Gov. Jared Polis has said no large gatherings should take place due to the global pandemic.