This web page has been updated to provide more information about the City's role with the Arvada Harvest Festival, how the event has evolved over time, and what challenges the event has faced over the past several years, including more detail about why the Harvest Festival has been canceled for the past two years.
We recognize that the Harvest Festival is an important and historic event for the Arvada community, and the City has been a proud partner of the Harvest Festival for many years, providing significant direct and in-kind support each year. The total cost to the City for its support of this event each year is between $70,000 and $100,000.
The City team also remains committed to an ongoing productive and collaborative relationship with the Harvest Festival Committee, the organizers of the festival responsible for the timely planning of the event. Together, we can ensure future events are safe and enjoyable for our community.
The Harvest Festival has been canceled for the past two years due to several extenuating circumstances, and the Harvest Festival Committee and various members of the community are understandably disappointed.
However, the current public dialogue about the recent cancellation of the Harvest Festival includes some inaccuracies regarding the role of the City, the intentions of the City team and the City’s commitment to continuing to support this cherished event.
- by City Manager