The three West Town festivals were among the latest called off in a string of canceled events.
The West Town Chamber of Commerce announced last week that Do Division Street Fest, West Fest Chicago, and Chicago Brewing District’s Dancing in the Streets Chicago would all be canceled this summer.
“Given the growing concerns around COVID-19, the WTCC Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel the following 2020 summer festivals: Do Division Street Fest, West Fest Chicago, and Chicago Brewing District’s Dancing in the Streets,” the chamber wrote in an update on their government page.
“The health and safety of the community, festival patrons, vendors, performers, and everyone who works to put these events together is of paramount importance to our organization. The 2020 fall and winter West Town Chamber events are still being planned as scheduled until future safety guidelines are released.”
Their announcement comes on the heels of Governor JB Pritzker’s warning that all summer events could be canceled without a working vaccine in place.
The Do Division Street Festival was scheduled for May 29-31, while West Fest Chicago and Dancing in the Streets were slated for July 10-12 and July 31-August 1, respectively.
Previous cancellations have included Taste of Randolph, South Side’s Silver Room Block Party, as well as the South Shore Summer Festival.
West Town’s Renegade Craft Chicago, Art Walk, Grand Design Days Showcase & Market, Halloween Trick or Treat, and Winterfest are still to take place this year.
As of now, there are over 80 festivals that are still in place for this summer in Chicago, including: Lollapalooza, Taste of Chicago, Pitchfork, Riot Fest, and more.
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