Viewers eagerly watch as numerous participants of all ages partake in the World Famous Lizard Races during Doyle Days. This year’s event has been canceled. File photos

Doyle Days cancels this year’s annual South County celebration

Doyle Days — a long-running tradition and an always-popular and joyful celebration of community pride in

Kim Winslow, left, paints Serenity Swanson’s face during a past Doyle Days celebration.

the South County — will not be held this year.

According to a Tuesday, June 16 Facebook post, “Based on state and county restrictions due to COVID-19, (the) Doyle Days Committee is sad to announce there will be no Doyle Days in 2020.

“The major reason is event insurance is required and is not available.”