CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — Editor's note: The video in the player above is from May 28, 2017.
Call it another 'COVID casualty.' The Chagrin Valley Jaycees, the group that sponsors the annual Blossom Time Festival, reports that the event is going to be postponed this year.
The annual event is typically held over the Memorial Day weekend and draws thousands to the Chagrin Valley.
In a Facebook post, the group says it wants to wait until later in the year to hold the festival, in the hopes that many of the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place in the state of Ohio will have eased or lifted.
"It is going to look a little different, but we are doing our best to make sure it is going to be the best AFTER-COVID afterparty of the year - we have to fit two-years' worth of Blossom Time fun into one event so it is going to be big," the group says.
The weekend-long event typically includes a 5.25-mile-long road race, a carnival with rides, food vendors and food trucks and a hot air balloon launch, among other activities. There are also musicians on hand and a parade held in the town to cap off the weekend's events.
The Blossom Time Festival was canceled last year, also because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers had been hopeful to hold the event on time in 2021.
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