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Posted on: June 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Romeoville Cancels RomeoFest for 2020 - Provides New Events

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Romeoville has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s RomeoFest scheduled for Aug. 6-9. RomeoFest is one of the most attended events of the year and it would be impossible to follow safety guidelines put out by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and the State of Illinois. The move is consistent with surrounding municipalities and park districts who have canceled summer events like the Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza, Taste of Joliet, Old Canal Days and, more recently, the Channahon Three Rivers Festival and Naperville’s Last Fling.

“This decision did not come lightly, but for the safety of our community, this was the best course of action,” said Kelly Rajzer, Director of Recreation. “Although RomeoFest is canceled, we feel it is important to provide new programs and events for our residents that meet federal and state guidelines.” 

The staff continues to create unique experiences during these unusual times. As an example, Romeoville held its first of five drive-in movies this past Friday with nearly 150 vehicles in attendance. Upcoming programs and events include, birthday party boxes, outdoor exercise classes and three fireworks shows on July 3rd with the corresponding music being broadcast on Star 96.7 FM.  

The Village will also be announcing new programming throughout the fall and winter seasons. 

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