Cowra Christmas Street Festival postponed., The Cowra Christmas Street Festival scheduled for today, Friday, December 16 has been postponed.
The new event date is Thursday, December 22 in Kendal Street.
Duty of care has forced, Ray Walsh Chairman of Cowra Tourism, Elizabeth Picker Events & Marketing Officer, in agreement with Cowra Council, to cease all Festival operations as it was deemed unsafe for the general public and performers for the event to proceed.
The conditions, which are unusual for December, saw Cowra receive an ongoing down pour of rain.
The adverse conditions experienced in Kendal andMacquarie Street where the event take place, is still water logged.
It was with deep regret and disappointment that organisers made the tough decision topostponethe Christmas Street Festival.
These circumstances left us with no choice, as the safety of all concerned remained the overriding priority.
The event has been months in planning.
Large numbers would have travelledgreat distances to enjoy our market stalls and live entertainment.
Events & Marketing Officer, Elizabeth Picker is deeply disappointed that they were forced to call off the event.
“I sincerely apologise that the festival could not take place due circumstances beyond our control,” she said.
“I acknowledge that people made a huge effort to attend, particularly those who has prepared for the festival. Above all, we appreciate the wonderful spirit that was on display in the community in the face of such adversity.
“Cancellation due to weather is the greatest fear for any organiser of an outdoor event, and something we’d hoped we would never have to deal with. It is always a risk and it is extremely unfortunate that this time, it did not work in the festivals favour.
“I hope that people can appreciate the safety of attendees must take preference above everything else. The decision topostponethe festival was not made lightly. It was after consultation with Cowra Council and the Cowra Business Chamber.”
Cowra Tourism, Cowra Business Chamber and Cowra Council apologise for any inconvenience and hopes you will continue to support their events in 2017.
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