Strawberry Days in Glenwood Canceled Again Due to COVID-19
Before we go any further, let's all take a deep breath and hope that this isn't a sign of things to come in 2021. But we are finding out from the Post Independent that the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association had made the difficult decision to cancel it's Strawberry Days Festival for the second year in a row due to the continued uncertainty regarding the risk of spreading the coronavirus when the event is normally held in June.
For locals the third full weekend that lands in June is always known for being Strawberry Days. The chamber announced the tough news in a press release yesterday, saying they look forward to holding the festival again in 2022 if all of the unknowns about the virus are figured out so the Association can hold the event without worrying about making anyone sick.
There is a lot of thought and many things considered when coming to a decision like this because it impacts much more than just the festival itself, but these events also bring thousands of dollars into the local economy from people all over the region. But with so many things still up in the air, it's not exactly shocking to see a decision like this being made.
Currently, Glenwood Springs is in the Orange Level on Colorado's COVID-19 dial, which means small gatherings can happen but nothing near a large scale event like this. While most people agree that Glenwood will probably be in a better situation in June than they are right now. No one is certain, which is why the Strawberry Days have been postponed for another year.