Due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) situation in the UK and the impact that it is having, Sefton Council has been forced to take the decision to cancel the upcoming Southport Food and Drink Festival. This was due to take place from Friday 29 May to Sunday 31 May 2020.
The festival, which would have been in its 14th year, was created to showcase the region’s best food and drink producers and combines this with live entertainment for family audiences to enjoy a day at the seaside with a difference. It will return to its home in the beautiful Victoria Park next year (2021).
Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, says, “Following careful consideration, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Southport Food and Drink Festival, which was due to take place on the weekend of 29th – 31st May.
“We understand this news will disappoint a lot of people, but we all have to work hard to stay safe and protect the health and the wellbeing of our communities, and this is the forefront of our decision. We look forward to welcoming everyone again next year.”
With lots of vast beaches and park space, Visit Southport has been urging people to continue to follow UK government advice, which is to stay at home, stay safe, save lives. When it is again safe to do so it will ensure a warm welcome awaits visitors to Southport.
To find out more about Visit Southport’s response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) and to receive updates visit https://www.visitsouthport.com/coronavirus