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Fort Worth's cherished Mayfest canceled for second year in a row

Fort Worth's cherished Mayfest canceled for second year in a row

Mayfest in Fort Worth
The annual Mayfest, scheduled for April 29-May 2, 2021, has been canceled. Mayfest/Facebook

For the second year in a row, Mayfest has been called off. Trinity Collaborative, Inc. announced February 1 that the annual Mayfest festival, which had been scheduled for April 29-May 2 at Trinity Park, has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizers made the decision in the overall interest of public health and safety, saying in a statement that it is their "social responsibility to continue to place the safety and wellbeing of our patrons, volunteers, vendors, partners and community as our top priority," and that "the cancelation will help advance the health of our community, allowing for future opportunities to safely congregate and unite once again."

They are already making plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mayfest in 2022, which will take place May 5-8 next year.

The annual festival features four days of live music, festival food, carnival rides, performing arts, shopping, children's activities, special attractions, and more.

The proceeds from the festival are given back to the community in support of programs from three of Mayfest’s founding organizations – The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc., Streams & Valleys, Inc., and The City of Fort Worth Park and Recreation Department.

Trinity Collaborative, Inc. also recently expanded the organization’s operations to produce other events and introduce new programs in addition to Mayfest. They are making plans for new events that support the organization’s mission to raise and contribute funds for the Trinity River, surrounding parks, and community programs.