Through recent events surrounding the COVID-19 virus, we have been forced to reimagine what the 31st Annual Lilac Festival will look like. Due to the instructions by The City of Calgary and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s mass gathering risk assessment protocol we have made the decision to reschedule Lilac Festival to September.
We are optimistic about the festival taking place in 2020 and are awaiting further instruction from the city regarding our new normal. It is our sincere hope to have the opportunity to welcome back the citizens of Calgary to celebrate our resilience and community spirit. Currently, we are working on risk mitigation and safety procedures for keeping the public safe and adhering to Alberta Health guidelines.
Please stay tuned into our social channels for more updates as we move into the summer months.
For now, support your local businesses by purchasing from them, spreading the word and buying local whenever possible. Be sure to celebrate a little extra on the first Sunday in June in solidarity of the original Lilac Festival date – and remember to social distance!