North Country Goes Green Irish Festival canceled

WATERTOWN, NY — Out of an abundance of caution during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, North Country Goes Green has announced the cancelation of the 35th Annual North Country Goes Green Irish Festival.

The festival was originally scheduled for March 12, 2021 through March 14, 2021.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting the number of spectators, participants and attendees, the decision was made by festival organizers to cancel this year’s events for public health and safety.

Currently, over two thousand cases of COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Jefferson County and are expected to rise in the coming months. Parade and festival organizers would like to take every possible precaution in an effort to keep community members safe and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The North Country Goes Green academic scholarship will continue for the 2021. Information regarding the scholarship will be sent to schools in March 2021.

All festival events have been canceled including the pageants, Shamrock Run and the Irish Festival Parade.