Albany’s LarkFest canceled for second year

LarkFest, Albany’s annual one-day street festival, has been canceled for the second year in a row.

The event normally happens each year in September. The Board of Directors for the Lark Street Business Improvement District released the following statement to NewsChannel 13:

For a number of reasons, including the size and nature of this particular event, local and CDC COVID regulations, staffing levels amongst the businesses on the street, and limitations on the BID’s Board and staff to fundraise via other events, the BID Board made the difficult decision to not host LarkFest in 2021 but to take the Summer, Fall and Winter of 2021 to focus on smaller events such as the Farmers’ Market, First Friday and the Twilight Market, Art on Lark which will be held this coming Saturday, Small Business Saturday, and the annual Santa Speedo Run. As a Board, we appreciate the hard work of the founders of LarkFest and look forward to a brighter future where the Board continues to discuss LarkFest as well as other events which will highlight the businesses within the Lark Street BID corridor as well as the community that surrounds us.

The annual Art on Lark event is still on for this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.