The City of Richardson announced the spring celebration of its semiannual Cottonwood Art Festival, scheduled for May 2-3, and the 28th annual Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival, scheduled for May 15-17, have been canceled. The cancellations are designed to protect the public’s health and safety, consistent with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and other public health experts, and also to ensure that City resources can remain fully focused on the delivery of critical services throughout the duration of the COVID-19 situation.
“After significant deliberations, we felt that we had no other choice but to cancel these events as the only right decision under the circumstances. It is unfortunate, as these festivals have been a major part of our community coming together for decades, but it was necessary to ensure that we are not putting thousands of visitors at risk and that we are remaining fully compliant with the guidance provided by federal, state and county officials,” said Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker. “Nevertheless, we are happy to say that the fall celebration of the Cottonwood Art Festival is still planned and that we eagerly and optimistically look forward to seeing everyone gathered together in Cottonwood Park this October.”
Full refunds will be available to all Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival ticket holders. For those who ordered tickets online, refunds will be processed automatically through Etix, so further action by ticketholders is not required.
To receive a refund-by-check for Richardson resident discount tickets, residents must send their tickets, along with their name and mailing address, to: City of Richardson, Accounting Department, P.O. Box 830309, Richardson, TX 75083-0309.
For further information about these event cancellations, or to monitor for new information about future City of Richardson festivals and events, please visit www.cor.net/departments/parks-recreation, www.wildflowerfestival.com, www.cottonwoodartfestival.com or the social media feeds of the City and festival.