Round Rock cancels 2020 Chalk Walk and Arts Festival

“We look forward to our second year at the beautiful Dell Diamond, where the parking lot and stadium will be filled with art, music, food, festivities and the spirit of the Lone Star State,” said Scot Wilkinson, Round Rock director of arts and culture. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
“We look forward to our second year at the beautiful Dell Diamond, where the parking lot and stadium will be filled with art, music, food, festivities and the spirit of the Lone Star State,” said Scot Wilkinson, Round Rock director of arts and culture. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)

“We look forward to our second year at the beautiful Dell Diamond, where the parking lot and stadium will be filled with art, music, food, festivities and the spirit of the Lone Star State,” said Scot Wilkinson, Round Rock director of arts and culture. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)

The annual Chalk Walk and Arts Festival, scheduled for Oct. 2-3, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a July 27 news release.

“The current and projected spread of COVID-19 is too great to risk the health of festival attendees and workers,” said Scot Wilkinson, Round Rock director of arts and culture, in the release.

The Chalk Walk and Arts Festival was established in 2009 to showcase sidewalk chalk murals. Initially hosted downtown, the festival was relocated to Dell Diamond in 2019 to accommodate a larger crowd size.

The event traditionally includes vendors, local musicians, performances, food and drinks. Each year, the festival garners 60,000 attendee and creates an estimated economic impact of $1.8 million, per the release.

“We look forward to our second year at the beautiful Dell Diamond, where the parking lot and stadium will be filled with art, music, food, festivities and the spirit of the Lone Star State,” Wilkinson said.


The next Chalk Walk and Arts Festival will be hosted Oct. 1-2, 2021.
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from Upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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