“Grizzly Fest in Hibernation in 2020” Organizers Cancel Amidst Negotiations with City of Fresno



FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Grizzly Fest organizers announce on social media, that Grizzly Fest is canceled for 2020.

A post on Facebook Wednesday read “Grizzly fest will be in hibernation in 2020 as we continue negotiations with the city of Fresno on securing a long term agreement.”

The festival had already suffered much criticism with people asking why Chukchansi Park wasn’t retained as the location and Woodward Park area residents had been complaining about excessive noise.



Fresno City Council halted a move to reduce excessive noise from events at Woodward Park, where the festival had moved in 2019 from its original site established in 2015 at Chukchansi Park.

On their Facebook page, organizers thanked everyone for their continued support saying they “hope to resume the festival in 2021.”


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