Organizers cancelled the event out an abundance of caution to the continued spread of COVID-19.
The Adams Avenue Business Association has made the decision to cancel the 40th anniversary edition of the popular Adams Avenue Street Fair. The event was scheduled for Spet. 18-19, and the cancellation was due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic.
The street fair is one of San Diego's most popular, and includes vendor booths, food, drinks, and a variety of local bands and entertainment across multiple indoor and outdoor stages. Organizers hope to produce the event in 2022.
Their full letter announcing the cancellation is below:
The Adams Avenue Business Association is sad to announce the cancellation of our 40th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair scheduled for September 18th & 19th.
We have worked hard for the past six months in planning for the event. The current spike in local Covid cases has led to this difficult decision. Hosting a free event in an open, unrestricted venue, limits our ability to require vaccination records or negative Covid test results.
Thus, we would be unable to guarantee the health and safety of our audience and the community in which we work and live. We are not alone in this apprehension, as a substantial number of our vendors and exhibitors who underwrite Street Fair expenses, have recently withdrawn from the event, citing Covid concerns.
We look forward to Adams Avenue Street Fair in 2022! We encourage all San Diegans to get vaccinated so that we can protect one another and enjoy our San Diego way of life.
More information is here.