City Carnival cancels its fall event in Calgary due to coronavirus

May 20 2020, 5:00 pm

Circle: The Travelling Food, Beer, and Music Carnival has decided to call off its September event in Calgary due to coronavirus concerns.

The event had originally been planned for mid-September, and though there have been no official orders for the cancellations of events in Calgary past August 31, organizers didn’t want to take the risk.

“These are never easy decisions to make, and we understand that this is an unfortunate update for our fans and partners,” said Baran Faber, co-founder of BassBus and Circle, in a release.

“We must ensure we continue to maintain the course set forth by health care professionals and our leaders. We know these aren’t easy decisions to make, and we respectfully support them.”


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The group behind the event will instead be focusing on planning Circle’s 2021 iteration.

“The entertainment and events industries are struggling at the moment, however, we are encouraged to see some of the new initiatives that are popping up to support artists during these challenging times,” said Faber.

“We look forward to being a part of the rebuilding process for events once our new normal sets in and we can safely bring our communities together again.”

Circle was had previously taken place at Shaw Millennium Park, and featured live music, over a dozen food trucks, circus performances, and a site-wide liquor license.


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“We are grateful to have had such a supportive community over the years as Circle has grown.” said Faber.

“Right now we hope that everyone continues to practice patience, empathy, optimism, and kindness as we work through this. Without a doubt, we are going to miss everyone this September.”

Here’s to 2021.

Chandler WalterChandler Walter

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