The City of Burlington will cancel the 2018 Burlington Carousel Festival that was scheduled to be held Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 at City Park. To ensure public safety, protect City Park’s assets (Carousel, Train, grounds, etc.), and to continue to meet the high expectations for the City of Burlington events experience, the decision has been made to cancel the 2018 Carousel Festival. This cancellation will also ensure city staff resources will be able to assist in storm preparation and recovery efforts before and after Hurricane Florence.
While the 31st annual Carousel Festival will not be rescheduled, many components of the event will be integrated into Burlington Recreation and Parks Department upcoming events such as Dark and Park (October 27) and the Downtown Holiday Magic (December 14).
“Due to the impacts projected for this storm, the festival would not be the event that we are all excited about and accustomed to; we feel it is in the public’s best interest to cancel the event.” says Recreation and Parks Director Tony Laws.