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2020 Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival canceled

Posted June 26, 2020

The board of directors of Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives Inc. (DFWII), producers of the 2020 MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, has canceled the 2020 edition of the event, originally scheduled for April, then postponed to September. Cancellation is due to increasing COVID-19 concerns and governmental recommendations for restricting large gatherings to prevent community spread.

The event’s relaunch will be scheduled with overriding consideration given to public health and safety.

“It’s with a heavy heart that we’ve come to the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival,” said Nina Petty, chairwoman of the Festivals and Events Committee for DFWII and a member of the DFWII board of directors. “The safety and well-being of our festivalgoers, artists, entertainers, vendors, volunteers and sponsors remain our top priority, and we appreciate everyone’s continued support during these uncertain times.”

“It’s an extremely difficult time for artists across the country,” said Jay Downie, festival producer. “We encourage everyone to visit our online artist gallery, browse through this year’s incredible lineup and continue to support your favorite Main St. artists who have been severely impacted by this year’s nationwide festival cancellations.”

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