South Perry, Garland Street Fair canceled due to safety concerns
SPOKANE, Wash. — Both the South Perry and Garland Street Fairs have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
21st Annual South Perry Street Fair
The South Perry Business & Neighborhood Association made the announcement on its website Wednesday. The fair was scheduled for July 18.
“This is not how we wanted our 21st annual event to end,” South Perry Business & Neighborhood Association President Emily Wenzel said. “Due to COVID-19, we felt like this was the best thing to do to keep our neighbors, vendors, and attendees safe. We are looking forward to coming back in 2021.”
The Association said it plans to continue to support the South Perry District in other ways throughout the year.
Last year, there were nearly 200 vendors at the fair, and about 10,000 guests attended the event.
2020 Garland Street Fair
According to a Facebook post, public safety concerns have shutdown the event this year.
“Due to the current requirements for social distancing due to COVID-19 and our desire to have a fun and safe environment for all of our participants, we have decided to cancel the Garland Street Fair for 2020,” the Garland Business District said in a Facebook post.
The Garland Business District plans to hold the Street Fair in 2021.