JAMESTOWN – The 40th annual City of Jamestown Labor Day festival at Bergman Park was rescheduled due to forecasted rain showers.
City of Jamestown officials announced Saturday the festival and fireworks will now take place Monday.
Organizers said several considerations went into making this decision, public safety being at the forefront.
“With pending thunderstorms, it is best to avoid having to evacuate a large crowd of people filling Bergman Park,” city officials said in a statement. “Organizers must also be mindful for the safety of dozens of city employees and hundreds of volunteers who put numerous hours into running the festival.”
Lastly, organizers said they want to make the event a success for the many food vendors and crafters who made an investment in their operations at the festival.
All scheduled activities, music, vendors, crafters and the fireworks extravaganza will remain at the same scheduled times on Monday.
The Dan Feather Memorial 5K Run/Walk will continue as scheduled on Sunday, at Bergman Park. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m., with the run kicking off at 9 a.m.
The day is designed to honor the labor force of the city and surrounding area. Money raised is used to directly fund festival activities and support the host of non-profit community service agencies who participate, city officials say.
Organizers recommend that festival goers get to the park early to reserve a spot on the lawn in front of the main stage in order to be in the middle of the fireworks extravaganza.
Parking is $5.00 and includes a chance to win a $100 gift card.