Due to the ongoing pandemic, it is with heartfelt disappointment that we must announce that the Township has made the difficult decision to cancel Delran Night Out for 2021.
The current guidance from the CDC, NJ Department of Health, and the Governor’s office indicate that it will not be possible to allow for outdoor events beyond a few hundred people. Since Delran Night Out is an event that has been attended by over 4,000 Delran residents, we do not see a path to an event this large.
This event takes months of planning and we simply would not have enough time to plan at the last minute. Additionally, if we took the chance and attempted to put down deposits with all of the vendors, the township could lose thousands of dollars if we ultimately had to cancel.
Moreover, we could not responsibly ask our first responders from the Police and Fire departments and EMS to both spend the many hours of planning and be subject to the additional exposure knowing that the event probably would not happen.
Please know this decision, made after several weeks of discussion and deliberation, was not made easily. We enjoy this event as much you have told us you enjoy it. However, our priority must always be the safety of all of our residents.
We remain hopeful that, as the vaccines do their work and the guidelines lift, we will be able to safely plan the remainder of our events for the year, especially the Winter Festival. We hope we have the opportunity to make the Winter Festival bigger and better than ever!
Thank you all for your understanding and support. We look forward to seeing everyone again soon!