Beloved downtown Fort Worth arts festival called off again for 2021
On the Spring Festival news disappointing but not shocking MAIN ROAD. Fort Worth Arts Festival was canceled for 2021 due to ongoing coronavirus concerns.
The annual festival was originally planned for April 15-18, 2021.
It’s the second year in a row that producer Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. (DFWII) canceled the popular spring event due to health concerns and government restrictions on large gatherings amid the pandemic. Last year’s edition, which was originally planned for April 16-19, 2020, has been postponed to the provisional date of September 3-6. Then it was finally canceled.
“It was with a heavy heart that we made the difficult decision to cancel MAIN ST 2021. Fort Worth Arts Festival, ”said Nina Petty, Chair of the Festivals and Events Committee of the DFWII and member of the DFWII Board of Directors, in a press release. “The safety and well-being of our festival goers, artists, entertainers, vendors, volunteers and sponsors remain our top priority. We were hoping to have a festival this year; However, public health concerns will not enable us to do so safely. We thank everyone for their continued support during these times and look forward to seeing everyone next year. “
The next main street will take place April 7-10, 2022.
The final plans will be released later this year, with a focus on public health and safety, according to the organizers.
“It’s an extremely difficult time for artists and entertainers from all over the country,” said Jay Downie, festival producer, in the publication. “We encourage everyone to visit our online gallery, browse participating artists, and support artists and entertainers who have been severely affected by nationwide festival cancellations. We particularly recommend checking out MAIN ST. Artists from all over the metroplex and emerging artists who started their exhibition tours with us as emerging artists in Fort Worth. “
It’s the second major festival that is canceling plans for spring. Fort Worth’s cherished Mayfest announced its cancellation on February 1st.
More information is available at www.mainstreetartsfest.org.