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Pig Out in the Park festival canceled due to novel coronavirus

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 4, 2020

Pig Out in the Park patrons stream in and out of Riverfront Park during the 38th annual event in this September 2017 photo. The 41st edition of the event will not take place this summer due to the pandemic, organizers announced Tuesday.  (DAN PELLE)
Pig Out in the Park patrons stream in and out of Riverfront Park during the 38th annual event in this September 2017 photo. The 41st edition of the event will not take place this summer due to the pandemic, organizers announced Tuesday. (DAN PELLE)

Pig Out in the Park, Spokane’s annual downtown gustatory celebration, will not be held in 2020, organizers announced Tuesday.

“Like many loyal Pig Out in the Park fans, we had hoped that things would improve in time for our 41st annual Pig Out in the Park,” a statement from the festival’s organizers read. But citing increasing cases and the unlikelihood that the county would advance to the proper phase of reopening by early September, organizers chose to cancel the event.

Pig Out was scheduled for Sept. 2-7.

The annual live music and food truck event held in Riverfront Park sold 195,000 servings of food and beverages in 2019, according to the statement.

Pig Out is the latest summer event to announce cancellation due to the global pandemic. Organizers of Hoopfest and Bloomsday also announced plans not to hold traditional events this summer after delays. Bloomsday is instead offering a virtual race.

The 2021 edition of Pig Out in the Park is scheduled for Sept. 1-6.

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