The Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival has been canceled, according to a release by the city May 21.

Organizers said the decision was in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

“This was not an easy decision, but was a responsible and necessary decision,” said Mike Coolman, festival vice president.

The festival, scheduled for Sept. 5-7, was to celebrate its centennial. Organizers said that milestone will be celebrated at next year’s festival Sept. 4-6, 2021.

The city previously announced the municipal pool will not open this season and the “Music in the Park” concert June 19 was canceled. The status of the July and August concerts has not been announced.

On April 15, Destination: Canal Winchester announced the cancellation of the Art on Canal art stroll (May 16) and the Blues & Ribfest (July 31 and Aug. 1).

However, the city has said the farmers market would open Saturday, May 30, with restrictions to keep employees and customers safe.

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