Scarborough Seafest cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

Another popular Scarborough event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 8:39 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 9:12 am

Scarborough Council has confirmed the bad news about Seafest, the town’s annual maritime weekend celebration, which was due to be held for the 22nd time between 17 to 19 July.

Organisers have been unable to progress with planning for this year’s event due to the uncertainty surrounding how future national announcements may affect this summer’s large public events and mass gatherings.

Their focus is instead turning to arrangements for next year’s Seafest, which will take place during July 2021.

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Scarborough Seafest in 2019. Picture: JPI Media/ Richard Ponter

Janet Jefferson, chairman of the Seafest Committee, said: “Everyone on the committee is very disappointed that Seafest won’t be taking place this year.

“However, the event is not alone in being affected by the necessary restrictions that have been placed on us all to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“I would like to thank new and existing Seafest supporters and exhibitors and ask that they join us in planning for next year’s event to make it bigger and better.”

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