Richfield cancels 2021 Red, White and Blue Days
The City of Richfield has been working in partnership with Red, White, and Blue Days for the past many months discussing various options for the summer festival in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The festival takes approximately 6-months of careful planning during a non-pandemic year, so we have had to make tough decisions based primarily on the time it takes to plan the event given the guidelines at that time. It has been hard to read into the future and know where we would be at currently and early July with the pandemic and vaccination rates.
We understand that the projected guidelines would allow for many of the traditional festival events, but due to the lack of time to properly plan and execute a successful event we have made the decision to move forward with canceling much of the festival and planning for simpler community activities to celebrate our nation’s birthday.
We fully anticipate a return to a normal Red, White, and Blue Days festival in 2022.