San Antonio’s biggest party will not happen in 2020.
Only 280 days until Fiesta!! 🎊🎊🎊
NOW WEAR A PINCHE MASK😷
— Puro San Antonio (@PuroSanAntonio) July 10, 2020
Fiesta, which was originally delayed until November, has been officially canceled in response to the increase COVID-19 numbers around the city. It will be the first time the event will not take place since World War II, when the event was canceled from 1942-44.
San Antonio officially cancelling Fiesta is right up there with Houston cancelling the Rodeo. Something you thought you’d never see.
— Nick Russo (@Kingnickrusso) July 10, 2020
Fiesta, which takes place annually in April, was supposed to take place from Nov. 5-15, but as cases continue to rise in San Antonio, the Fiesta Commission has cancelled the event all together.
— JeffGSpursZone (@JeffGSpursZone) July 10, 2020
The commission is encouraging organizers of each Fiesta event to honor tickets sold for April 2020 for April 2021.
Fiesta has an economic impact of more than $340 million, supports 3,464 full-time equivalent jobs and is attended by about 2.5 million people, according to the Fiesta Commission.
You hear that? That’s all of San Antonio simultaneously crying into their flower crowns and NIOSA cup towers because Fiesta was canceled.
— jax (@coastlines) July 10, 2020