Cowes Carnival Committee has this evening (Friday) announced that they have taken the decision to cancel both their main and illuminated carnivals for 2020.
This year would have been their 124th year but due to the continued uncertainty during these unprecedented times, the organisers are not willing to put the public at risk.
Organisers have also said they are not prepared to select 6 girls and place them at risk, also.
However, once the Government guidelines have been relaxed, Cowes Carnival’s Spot the Window event will take place in hope to bring people back to the high street.
A car treasure hunt will also be organised so that families can take part and have some fun once the restrictions have been lifted.
Later in the year, Father Christmas is still planning on doing his rounds collecting his letters with precautions being put in place to allow children to see Father Christmas whilst staying safe at the same time.
Next year will be Cowe’s 125th anniversary and are hoping the community will support them in the years to come.
The news comes just over a month after Shanklin Carnival also cancelled all their summer events.