Artsfest On Walnut Street Is Cancelled For 2020 | KBIA

Artsfest On Walnut Street Is Cancelled For 2020

Apr 8, 2020

The Springfield Regional Arts Council has published an "Update on Artsfest 2020" at  It reads in part:

"In light of the continued bans, due to public health and safety concerns, on large gatherings in our community through mid-May, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone Artsfest 2020." It was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday May 2nd and 3rd in the Walnut Street Historic District, where the annual festival of the visual and performing arts has taken place for more than 40 years.

Organizers say a "fall event" is in the planning stages, in conjunction with the Downtown Springfield Association. "Artsfest will combine with Cider Days to host a unique community festival. The combined event will take place on Walnut Street Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20. This 'super event' will expand the fall festival’s footprint with more artist vendors, performers,"  and the other components that usually make up both annual community festivals. For information, visit or call the Springfield Regional Arts Council at (417) 862-2787.

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