Following the surge in COVID-19 in Florida, due to the delta variant, and the subsequent directive of the City of Hollywood, the organizers of the Caribbean Food & Rum Festival have postponed the event until December 12, 2021.
The event was scheduled to take place at the Hollywood Artspark on September 5th. The city of Hollywood recently closed all city indoor activities and recreation to the public due to the COVID spike.
In a statement, the festival said, “We use this opportunity to inform our patrons that we were confident that our covid-19 precautionary measures were in place to ensure the safety of our patrons, we believe the fight against this pandemic is a community effort and stand with the decisions of the City of Hollywood.
The December 12 event will maintain our tradition of excellence in food, rum, and entertainment with some of the Caribbean’s very best entertainers, chefs, and mixologists as was advertised. Given the uncertainties of the times, we urge everyone to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and families, so we can return to normalcy at the very earliest.”
Tickets already purchased will still be valid for the new date.
The organizers say all covid-19 protocols will be in place for the December staging, including but may not be limited to, temperature checks, vaccination cards or negative tests requirements, and face mask.