Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
Organizers cancel annual Bayfest event in Somers Point for second year in a row

Organizers cancel annual Bayfest event in Somers Point for second year in a row

  • 0
{{featured_button_text}}

SOMERS POINT — Organizers of Bayfest said ongoing safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to the cancellation of the event.

This marks the second year in a row the event, billed as South Jersey’s largest single-day festival, was canceled because of the pandemic.

“This was not an easy choice,” Geoffrey Hieb, chairman of the Bayfest committee, said in a news release. “Each year, this event brings our community together. With everything that’s been going on in the world, togetherness is what we really need, but safety comes first.”

This year’s decision followed meetings by the Bayfest committee with local, county, and health officials.

The event generates money that has been used to fund special projects, such as playground equipment at the public beach, banners over Bay Avenue, improvements to Bud Kern Field and donations to Mainland Regional High School.

Considered a showcase for historic Bay Avenue, Bayfest typically draws more than 50,000 people each year. The event features food, live music, vendors and informational displays by nonprofits and environmental groups.

Get local news delivered to your inbox!

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

The best local coverage, unlimited

Sign up for a digital subscription to The Press of Atlantic City now and take advantage of a great offer.

LEARN MORE

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Soon we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

Breaking News