Red Poppy Festival celebration goes on virtually April 24-25

T-shirts commemorating the 2020 Red Poppy Festival virtual edition will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit The Caring Place. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
T-shirts commemorating the 2020 Red Poppy Festival virtual edition will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit The Caring Place. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)

T-shirts commemorating the 2020 Red Poppy Festival virtual edition will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit The Caring Place. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)

The 21st annual Red Poppy Festival will go on, but virtually, due to COVID-19.

While the festival has been rescheduled to Oct. 23-25, the city is offering an interim virtual festival for fans to celebrate from home, an April 23 press release said.

The online festival will include live music from Dysfunkshun Junkshun, a video replay of the 2019 Red Poppy Parade and a presentation of the history of red poppies in Georgetown by The Daytripper star Chet Garner.

T-shirts commemorating the 2020 Red Poppy Festival: Virtual Edition will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit The Caring Place.

Live stream the event here.


2020 Red Poppy Festival: Virtual Edition schedule

Friday, April 24

7 p.m. Virtual concert by Dysfunkshun Junkshun

Saturday, April 25

10 a.m. Virtual parade video watch party

2 p.m. Video with Chet Garner as Okra Compton: "Fun poppy history and coloring contest winners"

6 p.m. Youtube Playlist featuring originally scheduled Saturday night entertainers, including Matthew McQueen, Dale Watson and Mark Chesnutt
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