MANCHESTER, NH – Up here we wait a minute and the weather changes, although sometimes when there are hurricanes swirling by, a minute isn’t long enough.
Such is the case for organizers of the annual Citywide Arts Festival, who had to make a prudent decision and cancel Saturday’s full-schedule of events including the Street Festival on Hanover Street, after Hurricane Lee decided to pass this way.
Katie Lovell of the Palace Theatre, who has been in the wings making everything run smoothly, alas, could not control the weather. She released the following statement Thursday afternoon:
“We have unfortunately made the decision to cancel the Arts Festival Street Fair on Saturday Sept. 16. The Street Fair will still take place as normal on Sunday the 17th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. We made this decision with the advisement of the City of Manchester Police and the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we have to keep everyone’s safety in mind with the high wind gusts! We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.”