Lower Gwynedd cancels Pike Fest. Summer concert series going forward

During its April 13th meeting. the Lower Gwynedd Township Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to cancel Pike Fest for 2021. This will be the second year the community event annually held in September has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The below video is cued to the discussion on Pike Fest.

The only member of the board to support it being held, but moved to October, was Supervisor Edward Brandt. The other supervisors were concerned about holding the event during the pandemic and the ability to organize the event with a shortened timeline. In February, the subcommittee of the Parks & Recreation Committee recommended not holding the event in 2021.

It was announced that the Parks & Recreation Committee is planning to hold the summer concert series. After the discussion on April 13th, the committee is going to discuss enhancing one of these events and make it a celebration for the community.

If you are wondering what nearby communities are doing with events such as Pike Fest, Plymouth Township is holding its Township Day on June 12th and Conshohocken is holding its Art & Car Festival on June 5th. Ambler has a full slate of events scheduled for 2021, including its auto show in August and music festival over two days in October.