Due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, the Best Friend Festival Committee and the City of Norton have made the tough decision not to have the 2020 Best Friend Festival as originally planned for June 13-20. Instead, the committee and city hope to offer some Best Friend Festival events during the city’s annual Independence Day Celebration scheduled for July 3-4. More information about this possibility will be provided in the coming weeks. The health and safety of our volunteers, the wonderful friends that attend the festival, and our community remain our top priority. Given the uncertainty right now with COVID-19, we feel the right decision is to postpone in hopes we can still have some festival activities during the Independence Day Celebration. Please follow the City of Norton’s Facebook page (@cityofnortonva) and Best Friend Festival’s Facebook page (@bestfriendfestival) for updates.