2020 Rosendale Street Fest cancelled

Children cool off at a past Rosendale Street Festival. (Photo by Lauren Thomas)

The 2020 Rosendale Street Festival, set to be held July 18-19, has been cancelled.

In a unanimous vote, the festival planning committee decided that it was not possible to move forward with the planning of the two-day festival that usually features over one hundred vendors, seven stages, and over eighty bands.

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“In such an uncertain time, we all agreed that it was best to suspend the coordination of this year’s fest,” said co-chair Carrie Wykoff.

After the vote was taken, the group started brainstorming and re-imagining the event to meet the realities of this time. Some ideas being discussed are drive-in concerts and/or a virtual festival featuring videos from Street Fest favorites.

The group will meet again on June 3 at 7 p.m. at the Mountain Stage, in the Willow Kiln Park behind the Rosendale Movie Theatre, practicing social distancing. New members are welcome to attend to help plan upcoming activities.