Another week brings more news of event cancellations due to COVID-19. KTVQ reported that Billings Symphony in the Park has been called off this year and Summerfair will be held virtually. The Montana Women's Run (a Mother's Day weekend tradition) was also held "virtually" over the weekend, for the first time in the event's history.

The 29th annual downtown Billings Strawberry Festival (normally held around June 6th) has been moved to September 13th. Organizers have paused online vendor applications for the event and the Downtown Billings Alliance website says,

It is unlikely that large group gatherings will be allowable in time for the June date. The festival will be rescheduled, as of now, for Sunday, September 13, 2020 form 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Alive After 5's are still on the DBA website, with the first date for the summer street concert series scheduled for June 11th (featuring Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs at the Pub Station). Time will tell if that event will happen or not, depending on what happens with the coronavirus in upcoming weeks. Let's hope it doesn't flare up again and we all get sent back to our rooms.

I was a little shocked to see that North Dakota canceled the North Dakota State Fair this year, as reported by KFRY TV. The North Dakota State Fair is normally held in the middle of July. According to a press release, fair management said in a statement,

This decision is in the best interest for all involved. It is impossible to predict the scale of this pandemic and our concern is for the health and safety of our community, our attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff and all involved with the North Dakota State Fair.

According to an article posted April 23rd by KTVQ, MetraPark management is still planning on hosting Montana Fair this year. Do you think it will happen? At this point, would you feel safe attending? Let us know in the Comments or shoot us a message using the Message Us button on the Mobile App.

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