Grapevine cancels Main Street Fest, though individual events may be rescheduled

The city announced June 2 that the annual event has been canceled. (Courtesy Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau)
The city announced June 2 that the annual event has been canceled. (Courtesy Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau)

The city announced June 2 that the annual event has been canceled. (Courtesy Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau)

The city of Grapevine has officially called off its Main Street Fest, which was scheduled to be held June 26-28.

Paul W. McCallum, the executive director of Grapevine’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the decision to cancel was based on the requirements from Gov. Greg Abbott’s strike force committee on reopening Texas.

"It is not possible for the CVB and the steering committee to safely meet the requirements of the governor’s strike force committee for this year’s Main Street Fest,” McCallum said at a June 2 meeting. "We will however have the Main Street Fest tennis tournament.”

McCallum said there may be other events from Main Street Fest that could be held individually over the coming months.

"At several times throughout the summer we might be able to take some individual events from within the festival itself and hold them in [a] much smaller setting ... and take advantage of a lot of the hard work that has been done,” he said. "We worked very closely with the governor's office. We did everything we could."


The festival had previously been scheduled to take place May 15-17. Before the ultimate cancellation of the festival, organizers announced in early April the festival would be rescheduled to the end of June due to COVID-19 concerns.

Had it not been canceled, the annual event would have marked the 36th year the festival has been held in Grapevine.
By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


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