ZooMontana Cancels Two Exciting Upcoming Events Thanks To COVID
Back in 2020, it felt like 9 out of 10 posts I had to make on this website every week were about how this event was cancelled, that business was shut down, this place had to close for a while... it was exhausting. I'm very much hoping that this post isn't the beginning of a return to that, but with COVID cases on the rise again, anything's possible.
ZooMontana out in Billings has announced that two of its upcoming events have officially been cancelled thanks to COVID and the Delta variant: The Montana Renaissance Festival, which was scheduled for September 4th and 5th, and the Halloween-themed Boo at the Zoo, which was supposed to take place on October 30th. Both events were expected to draw thousands of people, and the zoo felt that cancelling them was the right decision to keep the guests, staff, and animals safe.
It's a bummer for the people who were planning on attending, but it's also a financial hit for the zoo, so it can't have been an easy decision to make. Executive director of ZooMontana Jeff Ewelt released a statement where he supported local health officials and their calls for preventative measures.
Were you planning on heading out to ZooMontana to check out either of these events? I'm sure we'll be hearing about other cancellations in the next few months, but with more people getting the vaccine, more events and organizations may press forward than they did around this time last year.
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