South Plainfield– In collaboration with the Public Celebrations Committee, it is with much regret I must announce that the decision was made for South Plainfield not to host this year’s Labor Day Parade. The committee received notification from numerous vendors, bands and characters that they are not participating in any parades or large public gatherings due to COVID-19 related challenges.
Additionally, Governor Murphy’s current guidelines pertaining to crowd limits and required social distancing measures make having the Parade and festivities while keeping residents and participants healthy and safely separated at all times nearly impossible.
The Fireworks show which was largely paid for due to last year’s cancellation, is tentatively scheduled to take place on Saturday September 5th. Further updates regarding the Fireworks show will be provided as we get closer to Labor Day.
Cancelling the Labor Day Parade was a difficult decision. It is not one that was taken lightly considering last year’s cancellation. Nevertheless, the health and safety of the public is always the Borough’s number one concern. The Labor Day Parade will be back in 2021 and I will see you there.