Welcome to the official Valley Center Western Days website – As part of the annual Valley Center Western Days community-wide celebration, we invite you to enjoy this family-friendly experience. The community of Valley Center welcomes you to our family-fun community event.
NOTICE FOR JULY 3 & 4 WEEKEND
June 22, 2020 – A rising number of recent “community outbreaks” in San Diego has put an end to an attempt by the Western Days Committee to hold the iconic 70th annual community event on the July 4 weekend. The postponement of the July 4 event, which had been announced in March, was announced Monday afternoon by Western Days President Gina Roberts. Her statement is reproduced below:
Today, the County of San Diego Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten announced the county has hit ten COVID-19 community outbreaks. Out of the concern for the health and safety of our community and residents, it is with a heavy heart that we announce the further postponement of The Valley Center Western Days Parade, Country Fair, VCHS Jag Auction, Car Show and Chili Cook-off. We will revisit our options at a later date.
We thought it was important to try and give Valley Center and our neighbors the opportunity to celebrate freedom for the 4th of July, but the Health Department reversals were insurmountable. The reasons for these reversal are many, but the bottom line, we will not be able to stage a parade or Country Fair in a manner that will be the comfortable, safe, and social event that we would desire it to be. Please watch for announcements for an upcoming rescheduled weekend, we look forward to creating a great event then.
Our group will post updates to www.WesternDays.org and facebook.com/WesternDays and in the Valley Roadrunner newspaper. We would like to thank the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, and the San Pasqual Economic Development Corporation for being our title sponsor. We would also like to thank our county Supervisors for working with us in trying to make it happen within their on-going efforts to reopen San Diego, we had great hope up until last week.
Thank you for your understanding,
Gina Roberts, President
Valley Center Western Days, Inc.