Lynnwood, Wash., April 9, 2021 – Today in an email to vendors, the city of Lynnwood announced it will be canceling its annual Fair on 44th Community Health and Safety Block Party for this year. The city plans to hold the event in September of 2022.
Thousands of people would gather for Lynnwood’s Fair on 44th each September. The fair started six years ago in a small area at the Fire Station, but grew to encompass 188th to 194th streets with scores of booths, not including city-run booths.
Some vendors attending the event included: Sound Transit, Community Transit, the Lynnwood City Council and Domestic Violence Services. Additionally, the Snohomish County PUD, South County Fire and Lynnwood Police Department gave a safety demonstrations.
The city attributes its decision to the current health crisis. “Although this decision was difficult, the long-term health and safety of our community members and our city staff are a top priority,” according to the email.
The city will focus its efforts on smaller, neighborhood-based events and engagement opportunities.
If you are interested in learning more about the city’s revised summer programming, please contact Misty Burke at 425-670-5504 or mburke@LynnwoodWA.gov.