Organizers of Duluth's annual Spirit Valley Days shared on social media Monday morning that this year's event has officially been cancelled. The Spirt Valley Days Coordinating Committee and the West Duluth Business Club Executive Board came to the conclusion after "holding out hope that the State of Minnesota, the CDC, and the City of Duluth’s environmental restriction levels would have made it possible for a festival to take place worthy of our coveted Spirit Valley Days."

Organizers said that they waited until the last possible timeframe to make the decision, but ultimately conceded "current global COVID-19 epidemic threat level is still too high" for government heath officials to allow a gathering of this nature. They went on in the post, explaining that "the steps that would need to be taken and enforced to put forth the festival have proven to be too monumental", leading organizers to the conclusion of cancelling this year's event.

The post (seen below) from Spirit Valley Days organizers concluded by thanking those that have put work in on this year's event so far, and turned an eye to the future, looking forward to 2021's event.