Due to the current restrictions of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the uncertainty of the Mass Gathering Order, the City of Piqua has decided to cancel only the festival portion of the Piqua 4th Fest to ensure the safety of the Piqua community. To that end we understand this isn’t what the Piqua community wants and it is not what the City of Piqua wants either. We have received various suggestions for the festival and we will be taking them into consideration for the 2021 festival.
On May 30, 2020 Governor DeWine announced that the Mass Gathering Order banning gatherings of 10+ people will continue to be in effect until July 1, 2020. This puts the event organizers and vendors into a predicament on prep time for the event. We have also received feedback from several of our vendors who are unable to participate because of the possibility of losing money if the Mass Gathering Order is not lifted.
“It is with a heavy heart that we cancel this year’s Piqua 4th Fest,” stated Piqua Special Events Coordinator Brittany Van Horn. “The City of Piqua and vendors plan all year for this event. We understand that it is a lot to ask of the vendors to prep for something that may not be able to happen.”
The City of Piqua is still planning to host the Piqua 4th of July Firework show if not on July 4th then later in the year.
To help us plan a successful event for 2021 we ask that the Piqua community fill out this brief survey to provide constructive feedback to our event organizer. You can find the survey here https://piquaoh.formstack.com/forms/piqua_4th_fest_community_feedback_survey. We are looking forward to hearing from you.