Fort Worth’s cherished Mayfest canceled for second year in a row
For the second time in a row Mayfest was canceled. Trinity Collaborative, Inc. announced on February 1 that the annual Mayfest festival, which was scheduled for April 29 to May 2 at Trinity Park, has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Taking the decision in the general interest of public health and safety, organizers stated in a statement that it is their “social responsibility to continue to consider the safety and wellbeing of our customers, volunteers, vendors, partners and the community as our top priority “. and that “the cancellation will help improve the health of our community and provide future opportunities to meet and reunite safely.”
They are already planning to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mayfest in 2022, which will take place from May 5th to 8th 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.
Proceeds from the festival will be returned to the community to support programs from three of the Mayfest’s founding organizations – the Fort Worth, Inc. Junior League, Streams & Valleys, Inc., and the Fort Worth City Park and Recreation Division.
Trinity Collaborative, Inc. recently expanded the organization’s activities to produce other events and introduce new programs in addition to Mayfest. They are planning new events that will support the organization’s mission to raise and contribute funds for the Trinity River, surrounding parks, and community programs.