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In addition to the cancellation of the Celtic Festival, the St. Patrick’s Day parade scheduled for Saturday in St. Augustine has also been canceled, he said.
The city has also canceled the St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival and the Rhythm & Ribs Festival, both major events in March, as well as the city’s free park-and-ride shuttle system that had been scheduled to help with big crowds downtown through April 1.
“Based on the governor’s recommendation and the health care industry’s, it’s important that we execute as much social distancing as possible so that we slow the rate of coronavirus transmission,” City Manager John Regan said.
The city is evaluating other permitted events that are scheduled through April 1, he said.