Information Launch, City of Ocean Metropolis
Ocean Metropolis, Maryland – (January 7, 2020): After 46 years of September Sunfest occasions, Ocean Metropolis officers have determined to maneuver this yr’s pageant to October 1-4, 2020. The signature occasion historically falls on the third weekend after Labor Day; nonetheless, because of the bissextile year calendar in 2020, the occasion was scheduled to coincide with one other massive occasion.
The Metropolis Council voiced considerations about combining Sunfest with the motor occasion, each of which draw 1000’s of individuals to Ocean Metropolis every year. Together with substantial visitors considerations, public security and occasion staffing can be a problem if the occasions occurred on the similar time.
“Sunfest has been a signature September occasion for practically 5 a long time,” commented Ocean Metropolis Mayor Rick Meehan. “Nonetheless, there may be nonetheless rather a lot to like about being in Ocean Metropolis in October. I feel distributors and company will probably be pleasantly stunned by the extension of the season and a recent new date for one in every of Ocean Metropolis’s largest occasions.”
It’s no secret the unsanctioned motorcar occasion has introduced challenges for the resort group, which Meehan acknowledged did weigh into the choice to alter the Sunfest dates however it was not the only purpose. “We’ve got a accountability to protect our signature occasion,” Meehan continued. “Nevertheless, our greatest accountability is the security of our residents and guests. Based mostly on public security and staffing wants, we consider this variation is helpful to all residents and guests of Ocean Metropolis.”