Second Saturday organizers say event is ‘in a holding pattern’
Published 2:37 pm Friday, August 21, 2020
Due to concerns about COVID-19, the monthly Second Saturdays came to a halt, and while there were attempts to move the downtown-focused event to an online feature, there are currently no plans to restart it soon.
Second Saturdays, a monthly festival designed to showcase Vicksburg’s walkable historic downtown, is a collaboration by the Vicksburg-Warren Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Downtown Vicksburg, downtown merchants and local volunteers.
Marcus Dufour, senior project manager for the Vicksburg-Warren Economic Development Partnership, said organizers are closely monitoring the number of COVID cases reported daily and will not resume Second Saturday until they feel it is safe to have communal gatherings.
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“We are in a holding pattern,” Dufour said.
The intent of the Second Saturdays program is to provide free, family-friendly events and activities downtown.
The inaugural event was held in June 2019 and featured musical performances. Second Saturdays have also included craft demonstrations as well as board games along Washington Street.