A pair of Lompoc Valley festivals will take another year off due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainties.
The annual Spring Fest and Flower Festival won’t occur in 2021, organizers said Friday.
“We are dependent on the state, county and city COVID-19 regulations,” the announcement posted on social media said. “At this time Ryon Memorial Park is not being rented out, which unfortunately means another year without our annual Spring Fest and Flower Festival.”
The 22½-acre, city-owned park off West Ocean Avenue is home for most of the festival events, including carnivals, food booths and an entertainment stage.
The nonprofit Lompoc Valley Festival Association organizes both community events.
The three-day Spring Fest typically has occurred in April while the much larger Flower Festival, including a parade and crowning of a queen, takes place over five days in late June.
Both events also were canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19.
“While much of the world has stopped, our mission is to make sure that the association continues its fundraising operations in hopes of keeping the LVFA doors open, to ensure the future of our annual festivals,” organizers said.
“We hope that we will be able to host other events in the near future.”
The Flower Festival has been held for more than six decades in Lompoc, marking it 68th edition in 2019.
The Lompoc Valley Festival Association plans to hold a fundraiser in April but did not spell out the details.